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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...

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)...

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,...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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