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From Massey to Terex: 55 years of Britain’s other backhoe loader

Digger Blogger | 11:05, Wed November 12 2014 | 0 Comments

While JCB has become synonymous with the British backhoe loader, Terex can also claim to have an equally rich heritage in its veins.

Although a US firm, Terex is planning to mark 55th anniversary of its British backhoe loader, manufactured in Manchester until 2003 and subsequently in Coventry.

Terex is a US company that was effectively created in its modern form by acquisitions. When it listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1991 it comprised primarily of a Motherwell-based off-highway truck division that once belonged to General Motors and Koehring Cranes in the USA.

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Screening bucket raises the bar for Rainbow

Digger Blogger | 15:43, Wed November 05 2014 | 0 Comments

A Derbyshire waste business is using a Remu screening bucket on a Bobcat skid steer loader to speed up the processing of construction waste.

Rainbow Waste is a family-owned business that was established in 1998 with a single refuse truck and 40 second-hand bins. Today it operates a waste transfer station in Swadlincote with recycling services for commercial and domestic customers.

Both refuse trucks and skips come into the waste transfer station. As much as possible is recycled to avoid paying for waste to go to landfill.  The trucks tip general waste into a trommel and it then goes through the picking line. The skips are initially sorted by hand.  

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Volvo's the deal for Hire Direct

Digger Blogger | 09:11, Tue November 04 2014 | 0 Comments

Berkshire’s Hire Direct Plant & Tool has added 21 Volvo compact excavators to its fleet in recent months, partly for fleet renewal and partly for expansion.

Hire Direct Plant & Tool has bought seven Volvo EC15C excavators and fourteen Volvo ECR25Ds from Rugby-based dealer SM Plant.
Managing director Mark Evans decided to to invest in additional equipment after seeing a significant improvement in the demand for hire.

That’s Mark Evans in the picture above, on the left, with SM Plant’s Simon Milligan in the middle and Volvo’s dealer development manager Guy Adam on the right.

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Convoy to Cornwall

Digger Blogger | 11:51, Wed October 22 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s something you might not want to get stuck behind on the A30 across Bodmin Moor: a convoy excavators making their way from Bristol to Cornwall.


St Austell based demolition contractor DRS Demolition National has taken delivery of 16 new Hyundai machines from dealer Molson Group in Avonmouth.

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Aggressive new product development from Terex Finlay

Digger Blogger | 14:43, Wed October 15 2014 | 0 Comments

To Dartford in Kent for news of a global dealer conference and demonstration of new crushing and screening equipment from Terex Finlay.

Although Terex Finlay is based in Omagh in Northern Ireland, it held this event at OCL Regenerations in Dartford, coupled with meetings at a London hotel.

Dealers were told how Terex Finlay growth plans centre on an aggressive new product development programme that will see the product range double over the next three years.

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