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Rhino buys UK’s first Bobcat S450 skid-steers

By Digger Blogger | 15:28 BST, Wednesday, 13 August 2014 | 0 Comments

Rhino Plant Hire, based in Brentwood in Essex, has bought the first two Bobcat S450 skid-steer loaders in the UK.

And one of these little marvels has been proving its worth helping to bring down the physical pillars of government propaganda.

Rhino is looking to up the numbers in its skid-steer loader fleet and now has approximately 50 units, including several Bobcat S70 and S100 skid-steer loaders. 

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Sneak preview of new Hyundai mini

By Digger Blogger | 16:18 BST, Thursday, 07 August 2014 | 0 Comments

What we have here, I am reliably informed, is the prototype of Hyundai's forthcoming baby.

This 17Z-9A is set to replace the 16-9 as the smallest mini-excavator in Hyundai range.

The photo was taken during a visit to the factory in Korea. Our correspondent reports that mass production of the final product is likely to begin in Korea as soon as next month, with an introduction to the UK market in December. "Could shake the mini market up a bit," our man predicts.

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Hard breaking

By Digger Blogger | 15:12 BST, Tuesday, 05 August 2014 | 0 Comments

More demolition here, as Sandhurst Equipment Rental has been in touch with news from the northeast.

Morpeth-based R Thornton Demolition is using a 5.8 tonne breaker supplied by Sandhurst on a dock extension project near Hartlepool.

Able Seaton Port (ASP) is on the northeast coast close to the mouth of the River Tees. It covers 51 hectares, including a 10ha dry dock, and is said to be one of the largest in the world.

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Rotar pulveriser 1, Bomb shelter 0

By Digger Blogger | 09:42 BST, Sunday, 27 July 2014 | 0 Comments

The reinforced concrete radar station at RAF Boulmer was designed to be bomb proof during World War II. But against modern demolition machinery, defence is futile.

Durham-based demolition and asbestos removal specialist MGL Demolition is using a Rotar RDP42 pulveriser to take it apart. The building, which used to have a 57-tonne radar on top, is two stories high, with 600mm-thick roofs and floors and 1m-thick walls.

The work is part of one of eight contracts that MGL is undertaking on behalf of Carillion Enterprise.

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Buyers from home and abroad snap up auction bargains

By Digger Blogger | 08:16 BST, Sunday, 27 July 2014 | 0 Comments

I finally have some results to report from the big Ritchie Bros. auction of a couple of weeks ago.

On 15th July Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers held its largest UK auction yet at its Donington Park site in the East Midlands.

More than 1,280 lots were sold. According to the auctioneers, there were more than 800 registered bidders, including 490 online.

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