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Case 521F XT customer proves itself to be no time waster

Digger Blogger | 10:38, Wed June 08 2016

Not everyone is keen on letting you try before you buy, it seems, but Case's customer-focused flexibility appears to have been crucial in this deal.

The GDC Group, part of global heating products manufacturer Glendimplex, was recently in the market for a wheeled loader. It plumped for a Case 521F XT in waste configuration, not just because the machine was well up for the job, but also because it was only one they were able to get on trial.

Supplied by dealer Warwick Ward, the Case 521 FXT will be used in GDC Group’s recycling process at its brickworks manufacturing plant in Brierley Hill, West Midlands.

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Hitachi’s greatest (YouTube) hit

Digger Blogger | 14:58, Wed June 01 2016

Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe (HCME) reports that its YouTube channel now has more than 6,800 subscribers. And here is the star of its most popular video.

 

HCME tells us that its most seen video is this one, below, with close to 1.2 million views so far. It was uploaded in February 2014 and is about the first EX8000E-6 electric-drive hydraulic excavator delivered to China the previous year.

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Brand switch for Cardiff Demolition

Digger Blogger | 10:48, Thu May 26 2016

Cardiff Demolition Co Ltd doesn’t normally buy Volvo but it has decided to make an exception.

It has recently purchased a new Volvo EC380E, pictured above, rigged for secondary demolition duties.

More typical of its fleet is the Komatsu PC201LC shown in action below.

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Doosan digger helps save castle

Digger Blogger | 10:21, Thu May 19 2016

The heavy storms of earlier this year are starting to seem like a distant memory now but there are still tales to relate of sterling work carried out by all kinds of folk.

In Scotland, for example, Fraserburgh-based David Smith Contractors played a vital role in helping to save the historic Abergeldie Castle.

Set alongside the River Dee, the 16th-century tower house teetered on the brink of collapse when unprecedented heavy rainfall caused the river to burst its banks, sweeping away around 20 metres of the banking and leaving the building in a precarious position.

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Lehnhoff endorsement from Pete Marquis

Digger Blogger | 12:35, Tue May 03 2016

Pete Marquis decided six months ago to fit Lehnhoff quick coupler systems to his 20-tonne excavators, which are mostly used for demolition projects, and he has not looked back since.

Pete owns Pete Marquis Contractors, which is based in Preston and carries out civil engineering and demolition projects across the northwest.  Starting out in 1991 with two staff, he has expanded the company and currently own 35 excavators ranging from 1.5 to 65 tonnes.

He was aware of other quick couplers on the UK market, but after looking into the Lehnhoff Variolock fully automatic quick coupler system he decided it was the best way forward.

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