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Lynch lays on the fun

By Digger Blogger | 09:33 BST, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 | 0 Comments

The plant operator event of the year. That’s how Lynch Plant Hire is advertising its upcoming family open day.

The Lynch 2014 Family Plant Show & Operator Open Day takes place on Sunday 31st August at Codham Hall Farm in Warley, Brentwood CM13 3JT.

The event will give operators the chance to test and show off their skills by taking part in several challenges.

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Seven beam lift

By Digger Blogger | 08:32 BST, Thursday, 14 August 2014 | 0 Comments

I don’t know much about this photo except that it shows some very impressive rigging, with seven spreader beams in combination.

It’s clearly an Ainscough crane but I am not sure whether it is an LTM 1750-9.1 or the massive LTM 11200-9.1. If the latter, it is the UK’s largest telescopic crane, able to lift 1200 tonnes at 2.5 metre radius.

I gather the photos shows a very recent heavy lift at the National Waterways Museum. That’s all I can tell you at this stage, I’m afraid, but I was sufficiently impressed by the photo that I thought it worth sharing.

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New ZW-5 wheeled loaders from Hitachi

By Digger Blogger | 15:43 BST, Wednesday, 13 August 2014 | 0 Comments

News from Hitachi, and the arrival in Europe of a pair of new wheeled loaders in the 12-tonne class.

Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe (HCME) has introduced the ZW140-5 and ZW150-5.

Like the older models introduced five years ago, they have hydrostatic transmission but whereas the old machines were 96kW and 107kW respectively, the new models both have a 5.2-litre four-cylinder water-cooled turbo engine rated at 113kW and use less fuel, Hitachi says.

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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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