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Edinburgh firm looks to reach new heights with truck crane purchase

EDINBURGH-based Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes has added a second Böcker truck crane to its fleet. Fixed on a Mercedes-Benz Arocs four axle Tridem rigid chassis,...

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...

Liebherr Group’s €10 billion turnover ‘satisfactory’ amid ‘extraordinary conditions’ in 2020

THE Liebherr Group achieved a turnover of €10,341 million in 2020 - a decrease of 12% compared to the previous year. The manufacturer described the...

JCB updates popular machines with Stage V engines

JCB has launched a new 55kW 3CX ECO backhoe loader with EU Stage V-compliant engine. The manufacturer revealed the machine delivers 'improved operator comfort and...

Denny lifting specialist places six-crane order

LIEBHERR has announced the first two cranes in a six-machine package have arrived at heavy lifting and haulage specialist Forsyth of Denny. The LTM 1070-4.2...

SANY 50-tonner set for Fife decommissioning project

THE first SANY SY500H 50-tonne excavator sold in the UK is to be put to work on an oil rig decommissioning project in Methil,...

JCB lands largest ever UK order in £65 million 2,100-machine deal

JCB has landed its biggest ever order from a UK customer after Sunbelt Rentals UK chose to invest £65 million in 2,100 new machines. Rental...

Kobelco debuts new Short Radius excavator

KOBELCO has launched the SK380SRLC - the manufacturer's largest Short Radius (SR) excavator - into the 38-tonne segment. Weighing in at over 36 tonnes, the machine...

JCB in fresh recruitment drive as pandemic ‘rebound’ gathers pace

JCB has launched a fresh recruitment drive for hundreds more shop floor employees and announced plans to give hundreds more agency employees permanent contracts...

Brokk launches ‘world’s most powerful demolition robot’

BROKK has launched what it describes as the world’s largest and most powerful demolition robot. The new Brokk 900 is said to feature 25% more power...

Doosan unveils ‘transparent bucket’ system for wheel loaders

DOOSAN has launched what it describes as the industry’s first wheel loader ‘transparent bucket’ system. The system allows operators to see blind spots in front...

Hillhead postponed by further 12 months

ORGANISERS of Hillhead have postponed the event by a year due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. The construction equipment event, which was due to be...

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...

Furlough scheme extended and ‘super-deduction’ for investment announced

AN extension of the furlough scheme to the end of September and the introduction of a 'super-deduction' tax policy for capital investments were among...

Fife quarry charges ahead with hybrid screening solution

FIFE-based Collier Quarrying and Recycling has invested in the first Terex Finlay 694+ dual power screener in Scotland as the business continues to switch...

Perth company flush with business despite pandemic challenges

A Perth-based family firm whose main source of summer business is supplying toilets to festivals and events has revealed that the increased demand from construction...

15-machine package helps AMD service key projects

DUMFRIES-based AMD Contract Services Ltd has taken delivery of the final models in a 15-machine deal with Scot JCB since the start of the...

Madness-inspired rail road vehicle becomes social media sensation

A rail road vehicle inspired by legendary band Madness has caught the attention of the famous musicians. The ‘Mad Mess’ welfare vehicle, owned by Cambuslang-headquartered...

Investment continues at GAP Group

GAP Hire Solutions has revealed the business invested £13.5 million in the past year upgrading and expanding the firm's premises, which now cover over...

Muir of Ord contractor extends 56-year JCB partnership

MUIR of Ord-based contractor and plant hire firm D & I Bain has snapped up a new JCB 150X HD - further cementing a...

Dundee contractor sings praises of ‘good all-rounder’ Doosan digger

A Dundee-based contractor has landed a number of new contracts since snapping up a new Doosan DX140LC-5 14.4 tonne crawler excavator. DDP Contractors Limited was...
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ScotPlant postponed to 2022

THE next ScotPlant exhibition has reluctantly been postponed to April 22 & 23 2022 due to the continued disruption and uncertainty caused by the...

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...

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...

First minister hints further restrictions may be necessary for non-essential work

NICOLA Sturgeon has noted the Republic of Ireland's shutdown of non-essential construction in today's (January 7) daily Covid-19 briefing and indicated this is the...

New campaign urges construction workers to use face masks properly

THE Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum is urging the sector's workforce to wear face coverings properly. The call follows the news that, as things stand,...

Molson Group secures EvoQuip dealership

MOLSON Group has announced the business has been appointed sole UK distributor by EvoQuip for its full range of compact crushing and screening equipment...

Scotland’s construction sites to remain open as new lockdown measures announced

SCOTLAND’S construction sector can remain open – but the situation will remain under review – following the announcement of increased Covid-19-related restrictions across the...
Rob Oliver CEA CEO

CEA highlights reasons for optimism in 2021

ROB Oliver, chief executive of the Construction Equipment Association (CEA), has ended 2020 by delivering a positive message for the plant sector. Despite the challenges...

Equipment sales ‘stabilising’ as construction activity continues recovery

NEW research has revealed sales of construction equipment in November were just 4% below the same month in 2019. This follows a shortfall of 3%...
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