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Fleet management platform makes life easier for FM Conway

19 Apr 2018: Highway maintenance contractor FM Conway has transferred the management of all its plant and equipment to a single software platform. more »

Safety alert follows digger arm failure

17 Apr 2018: A safety alert has been re-issued after the failure of a dipper arm on an eight-tonne Hitachi excavator. more »

New head of construction for Kubota UK

17 Apr 2018: Kubota UK has recruited Glen Hampson as business development manager for its construction division. more »

JCB hedges its bets

16 Apr 2018: JCB is looking to cover all bases when it comes to fuel. Margo Cole reports. more »

Balfour Beatty signs £115m rail tamper supply deal

12 Apr 2018: Network Rail has awarded Balfour Beatty a £115m contract for the supply, operation and maintenance of tamping machines. more »

Volvo unveils own-brand haul trucks

11 Apr 2018: Volvo Construction Equipment has launched a new series of Volvo-branded rigid haul trucks made at the former Terex facility in Motherwell. more »

New five-axle Demag for City Lifting

11 Apr 2018: London crane hire company City Lifting has added a new Demag AC 220-5 all terrain crane to its mobile crane fleet. more »

JCB dealer switches van supplier

10 Apr 2018: Southeast JCB dealer Greenshields JCB has taken delivery of 22 new Mercedes-Benz vans, mostly for its mobile service engineers. more »

First tower crane arrives for Birmingham’s Paradise Two

10 Apr 2018: The first of two tower cranes has now been erected on BAM’s Paradise Two contract in Birmingham. more »

Ten-year transition for mobile concrete batching plant regs

6 Apr 2018: Regulations for volumetric concrete mixers will start to converge with normal HGV regulations from September 2018. more »

AR Demolition invests in long reach capability

6 Apr 2018: West Midlands demolition firm AR Demolition has invested £1.5m in three high-reach Kiesel demolition excavators. more »

Seventh pump for MJ Bedford

6 Apr 2018: MJ Bedford has added a seventh concrete pump with the purchase of a Putzmeister Roline concrete and screed pump. more »

HSS racks up £85m loss

5 Apr 2018: The £85.2m pre-tax loss for 2017 followed a £17.4m loss in 2016. Revenue was down 2% to £335.8m. more »

Jewson tools up with 500 JCBs

5 Apr 2018: Builders’ merchant Jewson is investing in its tool hire business with an £8m order for 500 JCB machines of various types. more »

Dutch rental giant makes second UK acquisition

3 Apr 2018: Dutch equipment hire company Boels Rental has made London’s Already Hire its second UK acquisition. more »

More Kubota machines for Clancy

3 Apr 2018: Clancy Plant, part of the Clancy Group, has added another 22 Kubota excavators to its fleet to meet in-house needs. more »

UK's largest flat-top crane goes up at Heathrow

3 Apr 2018: The largest flat-top tower crane in the UK has been erected and put to work at Heathrow Airport. more »

Second battery-powered digger unveiling of the week

29 Mar 2018: German manufacturer Wacker Neuson has joined Britain’s JCB in the race to bring a battery-powered digger to market first. more »

Robots to get Hy-Flex concrete pumps

29 Mar 2018: Manufacturer Hy-Flex Corporation is teaming up with a US university to develop a pumping system for robotic 3D concrete. more »

Strategy switch sees Balfour Beatty invest in earthmoving plant

28 Mar 2018: Balfour Beatty is rebuilding its in-house earthmoving capability after many years of relying on the rental sector to meet its equipment needs. more »

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