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.
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.
Ten Hitachi short-tail swing excavators have been working on the M3 smart motorway project in Hampshire and Surrey.
Eight ZX135US-5 and ZX225USLC-5 excavators owned by Skyland Drainage Contractors, and a further two ZX225USLC-5s owned by Davey Civils, have been employed on the subcontractors’ drainage works.
Skyland Drainage Contractors is part of the M O’Brien Group, which has more than 150 mini, medium and large Zaxis excavators at its disposal.
Manchester’s Excel Excavations has taken delivery of the first Hyundai HX300 L excavator in the UK.
Excel Excavations was founded in 2012 by Allan Sice and now has a fleet of 13 Scania trucks and four Hyundai excavators. As well as the new 30-tonne Hyundai it has a little 3.5-tonne R35Z-9 zero tailswing excavator, a 14-tonne R140LC-9A excavator and a 22-tonne R220LC-9A.
Until this year it relied on hiring in machinery, but it started buying its own equipment on the back of a good relationship with the local dealer HES Enterprise.