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Doosan offers Trimble Ready diggers

3 May 2018: With demand for grade control systems on the rise, Doosan Construction Equipment is collaborating with Trimble to introduce a Trimble Ready factory option for Doosan excavator buyers. more »

TfL grants first long-term drone licence

2 May 2018: Maintenance specialist Lanes Rail, part of Lanes Group, has become the first contractor to win long-term Transport for London (TfL) approval to use drones for asset surveys. more »

Thwaites expands CBL's territory

2 May 2018: Site dumper manufacturer Thwaites has expanded the region covered by its West Country distributor CBL Plant Sales. more »

Expansion for Mather+Stuart

30 Apr 2018: Mather+Stuart Power Solutions, the temporary power equipment division of A-Plant, is continuing its national network expansion with a new service centre opening in Norwich. more »

Plant hire firm sponsors Luton Town

30 Apr 2018: Newly promoted Luton Town Football Club has a new shirt sponsor, in the shape of local plant hire firm Star Platforms. more »

Crushed dumper operator had no training

27 Apr 2018: An untrained dumper operator who tried to jump clear when it toppled over sustained broken bones when the open-top machine landed on top of him. more »

B&A upgrades rubble recycling

27 Apr 2018: Aggregate supplier Bristol & Avon Group has invested £7m in a new 11-acre soil and stone treatment facility. more »

Global demand for construction machinery on the rise

26 Apr 2018: The global market for construction machinery grew by 25% in 2017 to US$88 billion, according to an analysis by Off-Highway Research. more »

Doosan lands €2m Saudi compressor order

26 Apr 2018: Doosan Portable Power has secured a deal worth almost €2m (£1.75m) to supply portable compressors to Saudi Arabia. more »

Liebherr brings virtual reality to lift planning

26 Apr 2018: Liebherr has updated its lift planning software to incorporate virtual reality technology. more »

GAP maintains fleet investment

26 Apr 2018: GAP Hire Solutions is investing £10m in excavators, dumpers and tandem rollers this quarter. more »

Coussens welcomes 60-tonne Liebherr

26 Apr 2018: Bexhill-based Coussens Crane Hire has taken delivery of a new 60-tonne class Liebherr mobile crane. more »

Subdealer appointed for OilQuick couplers

25 Apr 2018: Attachment specialist ECY Haulmark has appointed Kent-based Mutley Plant Service as a sub-dealer for the OilQuick automatic quick coupler system. more »

FLG adds heavy lifting tackle

24 Apr 2018: A-Plant has invested £400,000 in a new range of heavy lift accessories for the equipment hire portfolio of its FLG Services subsidiary. more »

Novice burned in van fire on day two in the job

24 Apr 2018: An insulation company has been fined £40,000 after an employee was set on fire trying to refuel a spray gun. more »

Safety fears drive paving contractor to automate data gathering

23 Apr 2018: Aggregate Industries’ Contracting Division has automated the process of inspecting and testing materials on its road paving jobs. more »

Mecalac unveils cabbed dumpers

23 Apr 2018: Demand from safety-conscious UK construction contractors is behind the launch of the new Mecalac 6MDX and 9MDX site dumpers with full cabs, on show for the first time this week at the Intermat trade fair in Paris. more »

More telehandlers for Plantforce

22 Apr 2018: Plantforce has invested £1.5m in 24 new JCB telehandlers. more »

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 »

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