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Suttle stands by Volvo for quarry work

Digger Blogger | 13:08, Mon February 02 2015 | 0 Comments

A new 28-tonne loading shovel has taken over as the prime mover at Suttle’s Swanworth quarry in Dorset.

Suttle went for a Volvo L180H, based on the more than satisfactory performance of its other Volvo machines over the years across its three operating sites. It becomes the largest Volvo shovel in the company’s fleet of seven machines.

Suttle went out to tender for new machinery for Swanworth quarry where it has also invested in a new crushing and screening plant for the site.

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It's the Doe Show next week!

Digger Blogger | 16:25, Wed January 28 2015 | 0 Comments

The annual Doe Show takes place for the 55th time next week, with a host of new machines on show.

There will also be a large selection of used machinery for sale, as usual, including ex demo machines, shop soiled equipment and some real bargains promised.

The 2015 Doe Show will be held on Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th February at Ernest Doe & Sons in Ulting, Maldon Essex CM9 6QH. The show is billed as the largest construction, agricultural and groundcare dealer show in the UK. There will be more than 150 trade stands in all and more than 10,000 visitors are expected.

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Paris unveiling for Doosan Dash-5s

Digger Blogger | 16:05, Wed January 28 2015 | 0 Comments

Another pre-Intermat sneak preview here, with the news that Doosan will be launching its 17-tonne DX170W-5 Stage IV compliant wheeled excavator.

The new DX170W-5 has 10% more engine power, 5% more engine torque and 5% more traction force compared to the previous generation model, Doosan tells us.  The swing speed can now reach 10.8 rpm/minute and swing torque has been increased by 4%.  Main pump capacity has increased by 9% and – thanks to the increased pressure in the new Negacon hydraulic system – there is a significant increase of 10% in the bucket force and 3% in the arm force. 

It also has the new ‘CabSus’ cab suspension system, which reduces vibration by 20% and a cab noise by 4dBA, the brochure says.

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Case to launch grader at Intermat

Digger Blogger | 09:54, Thu January 22 2015 | 0 Comments

Here's a first look at Case's new grader, to be launched at the Intermat trade fair in April.

Intermat, held every three years in Paris, is Europe’s big plant show this year. We’ll bring you more previews of what to expect at the show as the date gets nearer.

Among the new machines on Case Construction Equipment’s stand will be the first grader in its C Series.
There will be two models in the range with operating weights of 13 and 16 tonnes. They will be available in 6x4 and 6x6 all wheel drive versions.

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Hydrock puts Doosans to work at Northampton waterside

Digger Blogger | 11:17, Wed January 14 2015 | 0 Comments

Doosan equipment is at the forefront of a waterside regeneration contract in Northampton.

The University of Northampton is building a new £330m campus on a 55-acre site that previously housed Nunn Mills coal-fired power station and an Avon Cosmetics factory.

Specialist contractor Hydrock bought new earthmoving machinery to carry out the land remediation for the scheme from its Doosan dealer, Kellands.

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