Twycross Zoo in Warwickshire has bought an Avant 635 compact tool carrier to turn and change sand in its elephant house.
The sand is used to keep the elephants’ feet in good condition, the zoo says. It keeps their nails nicely filed, I imagine.
Supplied with bucket, pallet forks and digging arm attachments, the Avant completes the elephant house task in less than three hours and is small enough to get into all the corners. It was chosen after Twycross looked around other zoos in Europe to see what kit they used.
The very first Plantworx equipment show was held in Stoneleigh this week, 14 to 16 May 2013). Event owners CEA (Construction Equipment Association) and exhibitors enjoyed a total attendance of some 11,696 visitors. Excluding those who attended more than one day, the number of unique visitors was reported to be 9,445.
Over the three days, these visitors picked up 7,372 copies of The Construction Index magazine. Which works out to be around 283.5 copies per hour (5 copies per minute, every minute of the show.)
The data collected by The Construction Index team really highlighted the visitor quality, with more than 65% of visitors to The Construction Index stand, detailed as senior management and directors.
Around 4,000 visitors attending day two of the Plantworx show enjoyed a touch of afternoon sun, as the rain finally moved away from the midlands. The forecast for its final day is mostly dry and sunny!
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It’s been very busy on The Construction Index stand... (Turn left out of registration and pick up your free copy of The Construction Index magazine.)
As part of a £12 million expansion programme, Lynch Plant Hire has invested more than £2 million with Finning.
Lynch Plant Hire, invested in the new Cat machines (through Finning) to bolster its plant hire fleet with a more environmentally friendly range of machines. The Cat D6Ns, Cat 320Es and Cat 308Es are all equipped with engines certified as meeting European Union Stage IIIB emission standards.
Commenting on the deal, Merrill Lynch, Operations Director at Lynch Plant Hire said: “When we first invested in the two Cat D6Ns from Finning in August 2012, we were keen to showcase the capabilities of IIIB compliant machines to our customers. The sales support provided by Finning allowed us to fully understand the most effective machines that we can integrate into our plant hire fleet, and so far, customer reaction has been positive.
Volvo and Kocurek have teamed up to produce an easy-access cab…
Clambering into and out of construction machinery has often been one of the most hazardous parts of the plant operator’s day. Muddy boots don’t always grip
so well on muddy metal plates. Ever aware of the need to provide a clean and safe environment to work in, Volvo Construction Equipment has collaborated with Kocurek, the Ipswich-based modification specialist, to take safe cab access to a new level.