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Flooring contractor chooses Bobcat laser grader

Digger Blogger | 08:59, Thu October 08 2015 | 0 Comments

Wrexham-based concrete flooring specialist Knights Construction has a new Bobcat T770 compact tracked loader with some fancy attachments, including laser grader, six-way dozer blade, scarifier, and combination bucket and pallet forks.

Knights Construction does a lot of concrete floors for factories and warehouses and, increasingly, for farms – including cattle and poultry sheds and vegetable stores.

Contracts manager Danny Bradshaw says: “We have always aimed to push boundaries in the industry. We helped to implement the original laser controlled dozers 10 years ago for example. But I believe the arrival of the new Bobcat T770 tracked loader and laser grader is an epic moment for our business, allowing us to offer the most technologically advanced machinery within the concrete industry.

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Hydrema 922D trucks for GDL

Digger Blogger | 08:42, Thu October 01 2015 | 0 Comments

Hydrema UK has supplied Scottish specialist contractor Ground Developments Limited with a pair of 922D 6x6 chassis cabs fitted with bespoke lime spreading bodies from Streumaster.

Based in Livingston near Edinburgh, Ground Developments Ltd (GDL) specialises in earthworks, soil stabilisation and ground improvement solutions.

GDL has bought the new Hydrema trucks after good experience with a pair of standard 922D articulated dump trucks that it bought after initially hiring similar models.

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Waste firm stands by Hyundai

Digger Blogger | 11:43, Wed September 30 2015 | 0 Comments

There's a waste firm in Derbyshire that will buy nothing but Hyundai equipment and has recently added a new loader and excavator.

Hopkinson Waste Management, based in Staveley, Derbyshire was established in 1984 by David Hopkinson. The company is still a family run business more than 30-years later with the founder at the helm.

The group has a skip hire business and a 30-acre waste processing site at Slittingmill near Chesterfield. Skips of all sizes are delivered to and processed at this site together with wastes brought in by third party commercial operators and local authorities.

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Caterpillar tug-o-war challenge

Digger Blogger | 10:24, Thu September 24 2015 | 0 Comments

In the latest of Caterpillar’s ‘Built for It’ trials, Europe's reigning Strongest Man, Hafthor ‘Thor’ Bjornsson, hams it up for a game of tug-o-war against a Cat D10T tractor in Iceland.

Viewers of TV's Game of Thrones may know Mr Bjornsson better as Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane.


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Dutch debut for new Kobelco

Digger Blogger | 15:20, Tue September 22 2015 | 0 Comments

Europe’s first Kobelco Generation 10 excavator is now at work on site in the Netherlands.

Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe (KCME) has delivered the first machine from its new range to Kok Lexmond, a civil engineering contractor that specialises in roads, waterways and groundworks.

Kok Lexmond’s Kobelco SK210LC-10 excavator will work in conjunction with a SK350LC-9 that it purchased in July this year. These two recent acquisitions follow previous experience with Kobelco machinery before the Japanese manufacturer's return to direct sales on this side of the world in 2013 and the establishment of Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe BV in 2013.

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