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Kiltrotator: the rise of Steelwrist in Scotland

STEELWRIST has been making waves north of the border this year, with a number of clients spanning from the Borders to north of Aberdeenshire. Project...

A powerful partnership

Kubota UK joined forces with engine and transmission specialist Mitchell Powersystems (MPS) in 2016 in a strategic partnership that established MPS as the official...

Getting to know…Tim Ferwerda

Tim Ferwerda, sales, marketing and distribution director of Finning UK & Ireland, is by his own admission relatively new to the plant industry, having...
Stanley LaBounty

The “next big thing” in demolition raring to go

WHEN the Stanley LaBounty Mobile Demolition Processor (MDP) was launched during Bauma 2013 it came with the boast of being the “next big thing”...

A sense of CAM in Castle Douglas

IT’S fair to say Castle Douglas-based CAM Engineering has come a long way since founder Clive Montgomery borrowed his dad’s van, put a toolbox...

Getting to know…Brian McGrane

BRIAN McGrane is area sales manager for southern and central Scotland for Liebherr, where he is tasked with selling a full range of products...

The sound of success

Mark Williamson, sales and marketing director at PH Media Group, looks at how plant hire firms can harness the power of on-hold marketing to...

Constructing plans to tackle mental health

Male construction workers are 1.6 times more likely to take their own life than the average UK male, according to research from the Office for National Statistics.

Optimum bearing selection for mines and quarries

Mining and quarrying are among the toughest of industrial environments, with dust contamination posing a real threat to plant and machinery. David Oliver, channel...

King of the assists

LIEBHERR has revealed it is at the forefront of the shift to assistance systems that make everyday tasks safer, convenient and more productive. The T...
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Compressors on track to meet tough rail challenge

COLAS Rail is using Doosan Portable Power’s new generation of compressors to apply shotcrete to the interiors of French train tunnels. Colas is the...
VJ-Technology

Don’t let HAVS take hold of tool operators

By Martin O’Boyle, technical compliance manager at VJ Technology, suppliers of fasteners, tools, fixings and associated products to the UK’s construction and civil engineering...

JCB on the charge to an electric future

Dan Gilkes gets behind the wheel of the new JCB 525-60E electric Loadall, launched as part of the manufacturer’s expanding portfolio of electric solutions...

Firms must consider a future of sustainable construction

David Kinloch, business development executive at CDE Global, discusses new ways to approach construction waste and recycling restrictions COUNCILS all over the UK are becoming...
Rebecca Swann of Certas Energy

Reducing emissions from NRMM with alternative fuels

It is an uncomfortable truth that there is no single fuel solution to the air quality problem for the construction sector.

Five benefits of going green on-site

SITES in the construction sector are turning green in order to combat the challenges climate change presents to our society. Alongside the environmental concerns...

Getting to know…Richard Denholm

RICHARD Denholm is sales and service director for Morris Site Machinery, a fifth generation family-run business which is continuing to see sales grow north...
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A towering success for XSPlatforms

XSPLATFORMS have Introduced the SafeTower, which they describe as the safest mobile scaffold for all heights. To meet the growing need for safe working...
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A whole new level

Dan Gilkes gives his verdict on the latest additions to the JCB X Series excavator line-up JCB has taken a major step forward with the launch...

Where Eagle dares

When many plant hire firms decided to scale back on investment during the recession, Eagle Plant adopted a different approach by seizing the opportunity...
Solatainer

Good energy: Scottish market embraces solar solutions

Rail and social housing projects are helping to drive growth for Garic in Scotland.
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Fortune-seeking at 4000m

A fleet of five new Hitachi EX3600-6 excavators has been supplied by the Hitachi construction machinery dealer for Kyrgyzstan, Turkuaz Machinery, to work at...

Murphy’s law

ADRIAN Murphy was appointed CEO at Blue Group last year, tasked initially with bringing increased coordination across the various businesses. Having held senior role at...

Getting to know…Ian Barnes

IAN Barnes, head of business at SITECH UK and Ireland, fell into the plant industry through his self-proclaimed product geekiness and detail.  Starting as a...

Patience pays off for Lomond Plant

Lomond Plant has taken huge strides since being founded in 1988. The firm was significantly impacted by the recession but is back on track...
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Staying safe while working at height in poor weather

Matthew Bailey, divisional manager for inspection and certification at HCL Safety, explores what those working at height, and those responsible for their safety, need...

Handle with care

AIRDRIE-based plant equipment supplier, A. T. Best Handlers, is the specialist dealer for Manitou in the west of Scotland. The business is run by father...
Rob Oliver CEA CEO

Getting to know…Rob Oliver

ROB Oliver has been chief executive of the CEA (Construction Equipment Association) for the best part of 20 years now. In that time, he’s...
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Anatomy of a quality steel

One breaker steel looks much like another, so it can be difficult to make sensible judgements about quality. Linlithgow-based Rock Force shared some of...

Getting to know… Russell Conn

RUSSELL Conn was appointed Scottish sales manager at Bell Equipment UK earlier this year, having worked for the manufacturer in South Africa for almost...
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