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JCB unveils new mini family

Digger Blogger | 12:25, Wed June 07 2017

Plantworx 2017 sees the wraps come of three new mini excavators from JCB.

With operating weights of 1.6 tonnes to 1.8 tonnes, the line-up includes the conventional tailswing 16C-1 (pictured above), aimed at rental companies, and JCB’s first zero tailswing 1.7-tonne model, the all-new 18Z-1 (below). The 18Z-1 is designed to meet the changing requirements of mini excavator users in all industry sectors, JCB says.


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Wandle weir removed

Digger Blogger | 12:54, Fri June 02 2017

Land & Water has recently completed a marine demolition job, removing a half-tide weir on the River Wandle for the London Borough of Wandsworth.

The project is designed to improve water flow into the River Thames to help restore a wildlife habitat measuring roughly a hectare in size that has the potential to become a spawning area and nursery for young fish.

Removing all the sludge and silt that has built up over the years will hopefully restore a thriving habitat for aquatic flora and fauna.

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Tandem hoist for Ordsall Chord

Digger Blogger | 12:46, Fri June 02 2017

Here are some great photos from Liebherr showing three cranes in action back in February lifting a railway bridge into place in Manchester.

Scottish lifting specialist Weldex used a Liebherr LR 11350 and a LR 1750 crawler crane to complete a tandem hoist to position the Ordsall Chord bridge over the River Irwell in Manchester.

As we reported in our news section at the time, a joint venture of Skanska and BAM is main contractor for the £85m project, which will link the city's Piccadilly and Victoria stations and help ease a rail bottleneck. The steelwork was fabricated by Severfield, which managed the installation process.

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Screening bucket makes sense for 365

Digger Blogger | 12:40, Wed May 31 2017

365 Concrete, a concrete supply company based in Shepperton, Surrey, has just taken delivery of a new Remu 3160 screening bucket for its Volvo loading shovel.

365 runs a volumetric batching plant operation and at its site in Shepperton, it loads trucks with the ingredients ready to go out to customers’ sites.  

To process recycled materials, the company has tried various screeners and a static crusher.  However, they decided they probably needed a screening bucket as the other kit took up lots of room and resource.

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JCB links for flag-flying start-up

Digger Blogger | 12:54, Tue May 30 2017

There is a new player in the construction machinery hire business in the West Midlands, Brit Plant Hire, offering an all JCB fleet.

Brit Plant Hire was incorporated in March 2017 in Lichfield, Staffordshire, with equal co-owners Bradley Edwards, 32, and Glyn Douglas, 39, as directors.

Not only are all of the machines JCBs, they’ve also benefited from support from JCB PR & marketing consultants for their launch, branding and website too.

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