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Top hire firms team up to tackle plant theft

WITH around £800 million of plant equipment stolen annually, eight of the country's top hire companies have teamed up to beat plant theft. A Plant, Brandon Hire,...

Jedburgh civils specialist opts for a Doosan treble

JEDBURGH-based civil engineering specialist RJT Excavations has splashed out on three new Doosan DA30 articulated dump trucks after putting the machines to the test both...

Great weather for ducks – but crowds still flock to Plantworx 2019

ORGANISERS of the rain-soaked Plantworx 2019 exhibition have revealed the show was a 'great success' despite yet again being cursed with unseasonably bad weather. The...

JCB announces end of coronavirus-related short time working

JCB has announced it is ending short time working at its UK factories, which had been put in place due to anticipated component shortages from...

Molson Young lands Hydrema dealership in Scotland

MOLSON Young Plant Sales has secured the distribution rights to Hydrema dump trucks throughout Scotland. The Danish-manufactured machines join the firm's line-up of dump truck...

No decision yet on halting non-essential construction in Scotland

SCOTLAND'S first minister has said that halting non-essential construction is being considered, but no decision has been made as of yet. Speaking at today's (January...

Speedy outlines powered access green fuel switch

SPEEDY has revealed it has become the first national hire provider to switch to fuelling powered access machinery with hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) as...
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Scot who became JCB chief retires

A Scot who rose through the ranks to become JCB's Group Chief Executive has retired after 43 years' service. John Patterson CBE, who started his...

CITB chief to stand down at end of year

ADRIAN Belton is leaving his role as chief executive of CITB at the end of the year, the organisation has announced. Sarah Beale, currently chief...

Young Plant Sales and Hyundai agree to end Scottish dealership

YOUNG Plant Sales and Hyundai Construction Equipment have mutually agreed to end their Scottish dealership agreement. The existing agreement for sales of new Hyundai kit...

New stats show UK equipment sales on a ‘downward trend’

NEW research has revealed that sales of construction and earthmoving equipment in the UK fell by 7.4% in the third quarter of the year,...

Dundee business opts for a Doosan double

DUNDEE-based Tayside Contracts has bought its first new Doosan wheel loader and excavator. The DL350-5 loader and DX255LC-5 crawler excavator were purchased from Balgownie and...
Rob Oliver CEA CEO

CEA adds weight to calls for ‘urgent action’ to safeguard skills amidst mass redundancies

THE Construction Equipment Association (CEA) has joined manufacturers, unions, skills training providers and other industry bodies in signing a letter sent to the UK...

Liebherr upgrades XPower wheel loaders

LIEBHERR is updating its L 550 XPower and L 556 XPower wheel loaders to boost performance levels. The manufacturer revealed it has reinforced the lift arms and overhauled the working...

Special charity mission for new Lomond Plant backhoe

A special-liveried backhoe loader is set to raise money for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity when it goes to work on construction sites across Scotland’s...
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Blue Group takes on Hartl distributorship

BLUE Group has been appointed UK distributors for the high quality and versatile range of specialist screening and crushing excavator buckets manufactured by Hartl...

Investing for the future: Terex Trucks gearing up for new challenges

MOTHERWELL’S “best-kept secret” is how Terex Trucks director and general manager Paul Douglas jokingly refers to the dump truck manufacturer’s premises, despite the business...

Award-winning machines set for Plantworx

WACKER Neuson has revealed the main attractions on its Plantworx stand this year will be  the award-winning DW15e electric wheel dumper and the Dual View dumpers. The...
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TDL Equipment to close Coatbridge base

TDL Equipment has announced plans to close its Coatbridge base by the end of January following a "challenging year" for the plant industry. The equipment...

Scotland’s construction industry to begin phased restart approach

NICOLA Sturgeon has announced that construction is to be permitted to begin its phased approach to restarting next week (May 28) as part of...
Sarah Beale

CITB chief executive to leave role in September 2021

CITB has announced that chief executive Sarah Beale will leave the training body in September next year. She has given notice of her resignation, having...

Equipment sales show ‘significant momentum’ in early months of 2021

SALES of construction equipment were 30% above 2020 levels in Q1 this year, new figures have revealed. This was largely driven by sales in March...

AB2000 digs deeper

AB2000 has extended their long-running relationship with Bell Equipment by purchasing a further twelve Bell 30-ton Articulated Dump Trucks. The move follows on from AB2000’s...

Big names out in force for Hillhead 2018

THE biggest names in the UK plant industry will shortly be making tracks for Tarmac’s quarry near Buxton when Hillhead 2018 gets underway. The exhibition,...

JCB lands mammoth £75m Loadall order

JCB has secured a record £75 million order for Loadall telehandlers. Ardent Hire Solutions is investing in 1,100 Loadalls, ranging from the 525-60 through to...

Scottish Government confirms extra support for businesses

THE Scottish Government has revealed details of a further £220 million of grants being made available for businesses, including the recently self-employed, to help...

Task force established to secure future of construction Modern Apprenticeships in Scotland

A task force has been established to minimise the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on construction Modern Apprentices (MA) in Scotland. CITB Scotland, along with...

No further lockdown measures announced for Scotland’s construction industry

NO additional measures have been announced for Scotland’s construction industry in the latest raft of updates to the nation's lockdown restrictions. Non-essential construction had previously...

Ex-JCB engineer leaves lasting legacy with academy bequest

A former JCB engineer has made a 'life-changing bequest' to a Staffordshire school dedicated to nurturing future engineers. Bill Turnbull spent almost a decade working...

Landmark Case – equipment giants take biggest ever stand

CASE Construction Equipment will be occupying the largest stand in the history of ScotPlant. Case, together with Hodge Plant, their newly appointed dealer in Scotland,...
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