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Bobcat's heaviest lifter

Digger Blogger | 11:00, Wed August 08 2018

New from Bobcat is the TL43.80HF, at the top end of its telehandler range.

The introduction of the TL43.80HF means that Bobcat now offers a range of 15 different rigid frame telehandler models, covering maximum lifting capacities from 2.6 tonnes to 4.3 tonnes with maximum lifting heights from 6 metres to 18 metres. 

The TL43.80HF has a lift capacity of 4.3 tonnes and a maximum lift height of almost 8 metres. Although Bobcat has telehandlers that lift higher, it has no other model that lifts more than 4.1 tonnes.

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SV60 for ‘business class’ digging

Digger Blogger | 08:30, Thu August 02 2018

Yanmar’s SV60 midi-excavator, first seen at the Intermat exhibition in Paris earlier this year, is now available to order from your local dealer

Yanmar Construction Equipment Europe (CEE) grandly declares that the new model “combines sector-leading technology and future-proof innovation to deliver a business class operator experience”.

The five-tonne SV60 has a short rear overhang and minimal front turning radius to give a 3,565mm working envelope.

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The loss of Bircham Newton will be felt far beyond Norfolk

Digger Blogger | 12:00, Tue July 31 2018

It’s a shame that the CITB National Construction College is closing down (or at least it will unless a buyer can be found) as they do some truly good work at Bircham Newton – and I don’t just mean for the UK industry. Its impact spreads far wider. Take this, for example.

BAM Nuttall has brought seven local operatives from its Freetown Water Rehabilitation project in Sierra Leone to Bircham Newton to complete excavator and lifting operations training.

With the project being undertaken on behalf of the Department for International Development, all works must be completed to UK standards. To ensure the correct levels of competency and allow BAM Nuttall to employ local residents, seven operatives were chosen to attend a course at the National Construction College in north Norfolk. For all seven operatives this was the first time they had left Sierra Leone. I cannot imagine that Bircham Newton matched many of their preconceptions of what the UK was going to be like, but it certainly seems to have been a valuable visit for them.

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Schools outreach pays dividends

Digger Blogger | 12:00, Wed July 25 2018

Loughborough-based groundworks contractor CR Civil Engineering has been engaged in some commendable schools outreach work to rally the interest of the next generation of construction workers.

Pictured above is 16-year-old Leia, CR Civils newest apprentice plant operator.

Leia met the company when it visited her school careers fair at East Leake Academy and immediately expressed an interest in plant machinery. She was so eager to have a go that she got herself four days of work experience as a plant operator at the CR Civils yard in Ripley, Derbyshire. 

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Liebherr R 926 Compact goes into production

Digger Blogger | 10:00, Wed July 11 2018

Here is the new new R 926 Compact crawler excavator from Liebherr, which has just gone into production in Colmar, France.

The R 926 represents a continuation of Liebherr’s Compact product line, with Stage IV compliant engine. With an operating weight of between 25.4 tonnes and 29.5 tonnes (depending on option selected) it sits toward the upper end of the family, which spans the 15 to 35 tonne weight range.

Enhancements include Liebherr SCR technology, an improved swing torque, greater engine power and simplified maintenance.

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