Quarry operator and civil engineering contractor GD Harries & Sons is expanding its business with the addition of four Case machines.
The company, from Narberth in West Wales, has taken two Case CX350C crawler excavators, a 1021F wheeled loader and a 821F for use in its seven quarry sites throughout the region.
In the past 18 months Harries has acquired four granite and two limestone quarries. The company also runs three concrete production plants and three aggregate coating facilities, and has expanded its interests into road surfacing and other civil engineering contracting operations alongside the quarry works.
Terex trucks sweat it out in a UAE quarry.
Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates is the largest limestone quarry in the Middle East.
It runs more than 250 machines, including 38 Terex TR100 rigid trucks, plus 20 of the previous 3311 and 33100 models.
Doosan dealer Promac Solutions has bagged a £2m order from Lynch Plant Hire.
A major part of order comprises the new Doosan DX300LC-3, DX340LC-3 and DX380LC-3 Stage IIIB compliant large crawler excavators from 30- to 38-tonne, as well as smaller crawler and wheeled excavators including the new DX140LC-3 and DX160LC-3 Stage IIIB compliant crawler excavators recently launched by Doosan in the UK.
Merrill Lynch, operations director at Lynch, said: “Our company mission is ‘Meeting Hire Demands’ and with this latest order from Doosan, we are focusing on new requirements laid down by our customers for Stage IIIB machines for projects such as Crossrail and the legacy works after the 2012 Olympics, which will form the bulk of over £12m of purchases in the next 12 months to meet this need.
Nutter hangs over Southampton docks.
Not "diggers".. But still got my heart beating. This is a guy called James Kingston who describes himself as an adrenalin junkie, constantly looking for adventure. I call him a nutter, always assuming that this is genuine and there is no photo trickery involved.
He posted this video of his climb to the top of a 315ft (96m) tower crane on a construction site in Southampton's Ocean Village, where he then hangs... with just one hand. I suggest tower crane owners will now need to take greater security measures.
The UK Environment Agency has hired two new Doosan DX340LC-3 crawler excavators to demolish and remove steel box piles, rails and wood that made up old groynes on the beach at Aldeburgh in Suffolk.
On hire from Lynch, these are month the first DX340LC-3 excavators in the country. Lynch operations director Merrill Lynch says: “Stage IIIB machines are now being specified on many of the projects we are supplying such as Crossrail and the legacy works after the 2012 Olympics."
The Environment Agency team carried out the removal work on the old groynes on a 600m section of the beach at Aldeburgh, from the Martello Tower to the end of Slaughden Road. They removed approximately 20 steel piles and associated debris from the beach. The work involved digging around the redundant piles and pulling them out of the ground and then back-filling with the excavated beach material.