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JCB: the early years

Digger Blogger | 13:47, Wed October 21 2015

This, I am sure regular readers will not need telling, is where the JCB story begins. Seventy years ago Joseph Cyril Bamford made a tipping trailer from war time scrap.

He made it in his tiny lock-up garage (pictured below) in the Staffordshire market town of Uttoxeter and sold it for £45 at the town’s market. The buyer’s old cart was also taken in part exchange and Mr Bamford refurbished it and sold it for another £45 – achieving the original asking price of the trailer.

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Ducon's Doosan doesn't disappoint

Digger Blogger | 13:33, Tue October 20 2015

Here is the first Doosan DL450-5 wheeled loader in the Republic of Ireland. It was supplied by dealer Adare Machinery to Ducon Concrete, based in Kanturk in County Cork.

The new DL450-5 wheel loader is working at Ducon’s Ballyhest limestone quarry near Castlecor in Mallow. With its heaped bucket capacity of 4.5m3, it is loading and stockpiling material from the quarry’s mobile crushing and screening system. 

Output at Ballyhest Quarry is split between supplying the limestone aggregate used in the readymix concrete and concrete block production at the main Ducon manufacturing plant at Ballymaquirk and producing various grades and sizes of aggregate to sell to external customers.

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West African approval for Zaxis-3 excavators

Digger Blogger | 13:19, Tue October 20 2015

This 35-tonne Hitachi Zaxis-3 digger is being operated by Opoku Agyemang Clement in the Arigu Rock quarry, near Tamale in northern Ghana. And he likes it. A lot.

“I love working with the ZX350LCH-3G,” Opoku says. “It’s efficient and helps me to work quickly. It’s also very comfortable and reliable, which means I feel relaxed while I work. When I’m working with this excavator, I’m very happy.”

His machine is one of two Hitachi ZX350LCH-3Gs recently purchased by West African company Logistics Support Services (LSS). Both are working across the 45-acre quarry site to excavate granite materials for use in local road construction and concrete works. LSS acquired the quarry earlier this year. It reckons there is enough material there to sustain an operation for more than 50 years.  

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Flooring contractor chooses Bobcat laser grader

Digger Blogger | 08:59, Thu October 08 2015

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

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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