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TAB boom adds versatility to Sutton’s JS260XD

By Digger Blogger | 10:02 BST, Wednesday, 10 September 2014 | 0 Comments

Suffolk-based demolition and recycling company Sutton Services has added a JCB JS260XD crawler excavator to its fleet of specialist equipment.

The new machine replaces an older JS220 and has been bought to meet a growing requirement for heavier equipment and an increasing workload at the company.

Sutton ordered the machine, its largest JCB excavator to date, with a triple articulating boom – or TAB – adding to the machine’s versatility and flexibility.

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Dam fine Doosan

By Digger Blogger | 09:59 BST, Wednesday, 10 September 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s DA MacDonald Contractors working on a hydro-electric dam project in Argyll.

Among the equipment deployed was this new Doosan DX140LC-3 excavator, supplied by Scotia Plant.

The new 14 tonner joins several other Doosan excavators that DA MacDonald has bought recently, including DX140LC and DX225LC models. 

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Ultimate ice bucket challenges

By Digger Blogger | 11:30 BST, Thursday, 04 September 2014 | 0 Comments

This ice bucket challenge thing is clearly getting out of hand...

I am told that it is no longer acceptable to simply give money to charity. You have to throw a bucket of cold water over yourself and then give money - even though the original concept was an old fashioned 'do or dare' choice.

But in the construction industry a conventional bucket is not good enough.

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Some things to see at the RWM show

By Digger Blogger | 12:20 BST, Wednesday, 03 September 2014 | 0 Comments

RWM 2014, the recycling and waste management show, is fast approaching. It takes place at the Birmingham NEC from 16th to 18th September.

As always, there will be machinery on show that is sure to be of interest to Digger Blog readers, with all the latest kit for scrap and waste handling.

Equipment distributor Blue Group will have a large presence at the event. Its stand will include the brand new Terex Fuchs MHL250E long-reach materials handler, pictured above.

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Watsons' personal flavour

By Digger Blogger | 11:10 BST, Wednesday, 20 August 2014 | 0 Comments

This is Sir Malcolm, a 22-tonne Doosan DX225LC-3 crawler excavator recently added to the fleet of Barnsley-based Watsons Groundworks Ltd (WGL).

Company owner Carl Watson names all his machines after friend, family or staff, and this new machine is named in honour of Malcolm Reynolds, who at 71 years young is the most experienced plant operator in the Watsons team. Malcolm is currently driving his namesake machine on site.

WGL has also bought a Doosan DX62R-3 and a DX85R-3 to meet rising demand. The new 8-tonne DX85R-3 (called Ollie, after a mate of Carl’s) is one of the first to be delivered in the UK and follows on from the purchase of five of the 6-tonne DX62R-3 excavators by Watsons at the end of last year.

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