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Fri June 23 2017

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Kobelco helps German contractor cement a reputation

Digger Blogger | 16:19, Tue May 16 2017

A couple of Kobelco excavators have shown their worth on the construction of a business park in Germany.

Monheim is a picturesque town on the Rhine, 25km south of Düsseldorf in Germany. What was once a 250,000m² refinery site has been under redevelopment since 2010 as a business park, attracting substantial blue-chip inward investment into the area.

Although only founded in 2016, Wezendonck Tiefbau GmbH from Oberhausen has already been making a name for itself in the local construction industry thankls to its work on the redevelopment of the Monheim business park, and in particular, in the earthworks.

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Digger's dirty great Plantworx preview

Digger Blogger | 12:29, Mon May 15 2017

Here's a not-so-brief guide to what to look out for at Plantworx 2017, the construction event of the year.

The third biennial Plantworx exhibition takes place 6th to 8th June and the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in Lutterworth, Leicestershire.

There will be even more to see this time than there was in 2015, the last time it was held, with 140,000 square metres of exhibition space.

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Football legend buys a digger

Digger Blogger | 09:36, Thu May 11 2017

Trevor Francis, England’s first million-pound footballer, has gone and bought himself an excavator – a Volvo ECR50D, to be precise, supplied by SM Plant Sales.

“This Volvo digger would make a cracking central defender,” says Trevor. “It looks like it could easily destroy the others on the pitch.”

Brian Clough paid a then record-breaking £1m to take Trevor Francis from Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest in 1979 – money repaid when Francis scored the winning goal in the European Cup final that year. He went on to play for England, scoring 12 goals in 52 appearances.

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Kobelco brings over its one-tonne tiddler

Digger Blogger | 11:48, Wed May 10 2017

Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe (KCME) has introduced its diddiest excavator to the European market.

The Kobelco SK08 is a super-compact mini excavator with an operating weight of just 1,035kg. Target applications are back garden jobs, allotments, or anywhere where there’s no room to swing a cat. Kobelco is also punting it as an assist machine for working from the inside alongside larger diggers on demolition jobs.

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Stubby 26-tonner joins Case line up

Digger Blogger | 11:41, Wed May 03 2017

Latest new model in Case Construction Equipment’s D Series line up is the CX245D SR minimum-swing radius excavator.

Case says that the CX245D SR is designed to provide increased digging and lifting power in confined work areas.

You’ll see from the photos that it has a compact counterweight and modified boom placement that minimises the machine’s footprint for urban construction sites or working alongside roads or rail lines where space is restricted.

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