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A history of the backhoe

1948 – Major Loader introduced, the first European hydraulic loader 1951 – Smaller Master Loader joins the line. At £75, JCB sold 2,000 1953...
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Working around historic buildings in Italy

AN Umbrian contractor has purchased a new Hitachi Zaxis-5 mini excavator to work on a prestigious utilities project in Perugia. BTF (Benedetti, Torricelli, Fuccelli)...
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Fast pipe lifting

THE Concrete Pipe Lifter RVD-4-Eco reduces the time taken to lift concrete pipes by 50% compared to previous methods, according to hire company A-Plant,...
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Backhoe progress report

JCB is celebrating 60 years of manufacturing backhoe loaders. The company offers a little perspective on choosing an appropriate machine, with reference to its...
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Born in the USA

TRACING its roots back to the agricultural equipment industry in the 1850s, US manufacturer Gehl is now celebrating 40 years of designing and producing...
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Skid-steer solidity

RECYCLABLE materials processor Ideal Waste Paper (IWP) has purchased three new Bobcat S510 skid-steer loaders for use in the company’s materials recycling facility (MRF)...
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Processing on the move

The first models in a range of crushing and screening buckets from ALLU promise dramatic cost savings in soft rock mining GAME-changing technology seems a...
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Skips reloaded

WASTE handling systems developer Boughton Engineering has announced what it describes as “a completely new range of skip loaders”, to be known generically as...
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Tree cutting in the UK

THE new Tree-Lopper range from Exac-One is designed to fit excavators from 1.5 to 14 tonnes, skid steer loaders, telehanders and tractor loaders. The...
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A break with tradition

Furukawa's high performance breakers have lacked the service and support they deserve, in the UK. But that's all changing now says distributor ECY Haulmark. DEMOLITION...
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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...
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50 years of breaking

THIS year sees the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the hydraulic breaker, an event being celebrated by Atlas Copco, which bought the company...
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Sandvik puts in a shift

AN Indian quarry operator is using a Sandvik BA2424 hydraulic breaker to increase basalt production at its facility in Gujarat. Amrut Quarry, a pioneering quarry...
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New Indeco breaker

The latest in Indeco's range of hydraulic breakers, the HP 2750 was specifically designed and manufactured to meet the needs of a few emerging...
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Titanic breaker flattens bridge

RENTAL firm Sandhurst’s breakers include Atlas Copco’s titanic HB5800, a 5.8 tonne monster suitable for excavators in the 58-100 tonne class. It is used...
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Construction starts on train plant

WORK is soon to begin on a Hitachi facility in County Durham which will manufacture hundreds of new train carriages. Scheduled for completion in...
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Concrete mixer accesses all areas

CONCRETE mixing on the move becomes an easier and more productive proposition with the latest version of an attachment from Bobcat. Designed to work...
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Range extension targets efficiency

DOOSAN Infracore Construction Equipment has added two new models to the company’s range of hydraulic breakers for use on Doosan wheeled and crawler excavators...
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Ulster rollers deal

A global road construction equipment manufacturer has appointed WAC McCandless as sole Northern Irish distributor for road construction equipment. The Northern Irish company, which...
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Fuel savings justify costly Cat

WEST of Scotland based William Thompson & Son will be the first in the UK to deploy the Cat 336EL hybrid excavator, which will...
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Exacting league table for rail firms

LANARKSHIRE-headquartered QTS Group was one of only two companies to receive an 'A' rating in the latest publication of Network Rail's PRISM supplier performance...
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Ulster demolition showcases XD JCB models

A leading demolition contractor in Northern Ireland has praised the performance of a fleet of JCB demolition excavators at one of Belfast’s highest profile...

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