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Dodgy scaffold tower proved fatal

Dodgy scaffold tower proved fatal

15 Jun 2018: A second-hand scaffold tower, with no instructions, assembled and used by a man with no training has been implicated in the fatal fall of TV studio maintenance worker. more »

Report finds boom in MEWP hire

Report finds boom in MEWP hire

13 Jun 2018: A new report from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) shows that equipment rental in the sector is experiencing a boom, particularly in the UK. more »

Doosan wins over RJT

Doosan wins over RJT

13 Jun 2018: Jedburgh-based RJT Excavations has bought three new Doosan DA30 articulated dump trucks (ADTs). more »

New Brokks for Corecut

New Brokks for Corecut

12 Jun 2018: Diamond drilling specialist Corecut is the first UK customer for the latest Brokk demolition robots. more »

Kubota UK names new MD

Kubota UK names new MD

11 Jun 2018: The new managing director of Kubota UK is David Hart, who joins the company after 28 years with John Deere. more »

Loading shovel safety alert

Loading shovel safety alert

8 Jun 2018: The Mineral Products Association is urging member firms to improve the edge protection around water pits and fit front end loading shovels with wide angle convex mirrors as well as standard vision mirrors. more »

Environment Agency picks plant hire suppliers

Environment Agency picks plant hire suppliers

7 Jun 2018: The Environment Agency has launched its national plant hire framework with key suppliers. more »

Eight big Genies for Quick Reach

Eight big Genies for Quick Reach

6 Jun 2018: Powered access and telehandler hire specialist Quick Reach has taken delivery of four Genie Z-80/60 and four Genie ZX-135/70 articulating boom lifts. more »

Brandon softens Vp's margins

Brandon softens Vp's margins

5 Jun 2018: Equipment rental specialist Vp has reported 22% annual growth thanks to the acquisition of Brandon Hire late in the year, but margins have softened. more »

Wide-drum Wirtgen speeds M62 resurfacing

Wide-drum Wirtgen speeds M62 resurfacing

5 Jun 2018: Tarmac’s wide road building machinery has proven itself on an M62 resurfacing project, considerably reducing the time needed to complete the job. more »

Collins first with Trimble's 3D dozer control

Collins first with Trimble's 3D dozer control

14 Jun 2018: Collins Earthworks has become the first UK contractor to fit the new Trimble Earthworks for Dozers 3D Machine Control system. more »

Restructure at United Plant Services

Restructure at United Plant Services

13 Jun 2018: A new management structure sees the appointment of three new regional managers at United Plant Services. more »

Plant manufacturers agree digital manifesto

Plant manufacturers agree digital manifesto

12 Jun 2018: The Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) and other industry organisations have launched a draft manifesto for digitalisation in the industry. more »

New 15-tonne Takeuchi for Kier subbie

New 15-tonne Takeuchi for Kier subbie

12 Jun 2018: JJMac, a Lincolnshire groundworks and tunnelling specialist that does a lot of work for Kier, has invested in one of the UK’s first Takeuchi TB2150 excavators. more »

Haulotte lands new Indian customer

Haulotte lands new Indian customer

8 Jun 2018: Haulotte has finalised a deal to sell 52 aerial work platforms (AWPs) to a new Indian rental customer, with an order for a further 48 machines in the pipeline. more »

Cemex buys second Rapidmix

Cemex buys second Rapidmix

8 Jun 2018: Cemex UK has purchased its second Rapidmix mobile mixing plant from Rapid International. more »

Wacker's pushmi-pullyu

Wacker's pushmi-pullyu

7 Jun 2018: Wacker Neuson has introduced the option of rotational driver’s unit for its site dumpers. more »

Road worker run over by roller

Road worker run over by roller

5 Jun 2018: A road paving contractor has been fined £15,400 after an employee was run over by a road roller. more »

Balloo tools up for growth

Balloo tools up for growth

5 Jun 2018: Northern Ireland plant hire firm Balloo Hire has set in train a £10m investment in expansion. more »

Van investment for Barhale

Van investment for Barhale

1 Jun 2018: Barhale Construction Services has acquired 100 new Renault vans with driver-monitoring telematics. more »

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