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ScotPlant 2018 – 20-21 April

Digger Blogger | 13:52, Fri April 13 2018

Latest machines from some of the major construction equipment manufacturers will be on show at the Royal Highland Centre, near Edinburgh next weekend for ScotPlant 2018.

ScotPlant is the biggest event in the Scottish plant industry calendar, with more than 150 exhibitors, including JCB, Volvo, Liebherr, Case, Sandvik, Komatsu, Doosan, Hyundai, Takeuchi, Wacker Neuson and Kubota.

Among machines on show will be the new Hyundai HX130 LCR crawler excavator, making its European debut, which will be on the Young Plant Sales stand. The machine is the third compact-radius excavator in Hyundai’s HX series product line.

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Liebherr fleet lays foundations in Moscow

Digger Blogger | 12:04, Wed April 11 2018

Seven Liebherr duty cycle crawler cranes and a specialist piling rig are forming the foundations for a new bus station in Moscow.

The bus station is going to be an 11-storey glass palace on the Sholkovskoye Chaussee, with 1600 buses a day passing through. Of the total project cost of €73m, about 20% is being spent on the foundations.

The architect is Werner Sobek and the contractor is local firm Fensma.

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Hill goes small with baby Tefra

Digger Blogger | 11:48, Wed April 11 2018

Tefra quick couplers are now available for micro-excavators.

Hill Engineering introduced the fully automatic hydraulic Tefra quick coupler for excavator attachments in 2012 but they were not designed to fit any machine smaller than three tonnes.

Now, however, it has introduced the 2T Tefra coupler, designed for excavators from 1.4 tonnes up to 2.5 tonnes, depending on the dimensions of the excavator.

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Return of the Operator Challenge

Digger Blogger | 07:00, Thu April 05 2018

The Caterpillar Operator Challenge is back for 2018 after a four year absence and is touring the country.

It is organised by Cat distributor Finning, who are inviting the best operators from across the UK & Ireland to register to take part and show what they can do with the new Cat 320 excavator.

There are seven local events in the UK and Ireland total, with the launch event in Ashford on Tuesday 17th April, culminating in Chesterfield on 2nd May. The full list is below. Each event is at a Finning branch.

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Kramer adds to 8-series loaders

Digger Blogger | 10:55, Wed March 28 2018

Here is the new nine-tonne Kramer 8155 all-wheel steer loader with load-sensing hydraulics and the ‘ecospeedPRO’ travel drive.

The 8155 is a new size class for Kramer, with a bucket capacity of 1.55 m3, tipping load of 5,600 kg, stack payload of 3,900 kg and operating weight of 9,150 kg.

As with all models of the 8-series – Kramer's Premium series – all-wheel, crab and front-axle steering are available as standard.

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