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Volvo excavator ticks all the boxes for wood firm

A Balfron-based woodchip and firewood producer has taken delivery of a new Volvo ECR88D reduced swing excavator that will be put to work on...

Compact Volvos are ‘Taylor-made’ for Fife firm

A Glenrothes-based groundworks specialist has confirmed he's sticking with Volvo compact excavators, having switched to the manufacturer a year ago. Brian Taylor, proprietor of B...

Worth the wait: Highlands firm opts for first Volvo

A Kingussie-based plant hire firm has splashed out on its first ever Volvo compact excavator. Reid Plant Hire has taken delivery of a a zero swing...

Takeuchi hybrid machines let firms go green

TAKEUCHI has launched two new hybrid alternatives to diesel-only mini excavators. The manufacturer's most popular 1.6 tonne TB216 is now available as a hybrid along...

Mini-digger to assist at Europe’s first elephant sanctuary

A used mini-excavator is set to play a role at Europe's first elephant sanctuary. Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe (HCME) is donating a ZX38U-5 to help prepare...

CESAR milestone for Doosan mini

A Doosan mini-excavator has become the 250,000th CESAR marked machine in the UK. The CESAR Scheme is owned by the Construction Equipment Association (CEA) and...

Kubota to show off environmentally-friendly mini

KUBOTA is set to launch what it claims to be the "most eco-friendly mini excavator on the market in its category". The 4-tonne KX042-4 will be shown...

Massive order boosts Morris Leslie expansion plans

Morris Leslie Plant Hire said it "wasn't a difficult decision" to invest in 66 new Volvo compact excavators. The firm has also snapped up five reduced...

Mind the GAP: Glasgow hirer becomes leading Kubota customer

GLASGOW-based GAP Hire Solutions will become Kubota's largest construction customer in the world after the manufacturer became its sole supplier for excavators ranging from 0.8 to 8 tonnes. The...

New compact excavator is “just right” for Bankfoot contractor

SMOOTH controls, machine stability and quality of build were cited as the main reasons behind Bonthrone Building & Groundworks Contractors' decision to buy a new...

Eagle makes flying start to 2017

Eagle Plant Hire has started 2017 on a high, placing orders for 21 new Kubota mini-excavators from Young Plant Sales and 12 new rammers from Murray...

Skye’s the limit for Volvo compact

A long-established Skye-based firm has splashed out on a new Volvo ECR88D reduced swing compact excavator to help with the delivery of larger scale...

A&Y set for double debut

A&Y Equipment will use next month's Executive Hire Show to launch two new models into the UK market - the Yanmar ViO12 zero tail swing...

Innovation “essential” in crowded compact market

JCB has added four new models to its new generation compact excavator range. Featuring operating weights of 4.8-5.7 tonnes, the midis are available in conventional,...

Wheeled machine set to “plug specific gap” in hire market

AN Inverness firm has has taken delivery of the first two Volvo EW60E compact wheeled excavators to be sold in Britain. Supplied by CS Machinery...

JCB lands prestigious export award

JCB paused production at a factory this week to allow more than 500 employees watch the manufacturer collect a top export award. JCB Compact Products in...

Hyundai and CNH form mini-excavator alliance

HYUNDAI Heavy Industries (HHI) and CNH Industrial have agreed an exclusive strategic alliance for the production and development of mini-excavators. The ten-year deal, with an...

A Rock solid business relationship

A Kirkcaldy-based civil engineering firm has snapped up it first Volvo EC55C compact excavator after an impressive first showing. The machine was supplied to Thomas...

Kubota’s ‘Gold-Digger’ set to benefit charity

Kubota UK has donated its special edition ‘Gold Digger’ to The Lighthouse Club charity, where it will be auctioned off. The gold painted Kubota KX-71 mini...

Landmark mini excavator order for West Lothian firm

MULHOLLAND Plant Services (MPS) has secured a UK-first by snapping up three new JCB 48Z-1 mini excavators. The West Lothian-based firm also bought eight JCB 86C-1...

‘User-friendly’ model is built for comfort

HITACHI unveiled the new ZX26U-5 mini excavator as part of its new line-up at the recent Intermat event in Paris. Designed to be user-friendly, the...

Compact Volvo just the ticket for Freuchie fleet

WALLACE Roofing and Building Contractors of Freuchie near Glenrothes, has added another new Volvo compact excavator to its existing fleet of a Volvo BL71...

Morris Leslie on the up

MORRIS Leslie Plant Hire (MLPH) has invested in 175 new Kubota mini-excavators in the last year to help support major plans to expand operations. The...

More Kubotas for Jarvie Plant

ONE of Scotland’s longest standing Kubota hire specialists has strengthened its stock of the orange liveried machines with the signing of a new supply deal...

Volvo excavators to see Direct action

HIRE Direct Plant and Tool of Ascot Berkshire has added seven Volvo EC15C and 14 Volvo ECR25D compact excavators to its fleet of mobile equipment. The deal...
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Hydraulic performance boost for 6-tonners

TWO new generation 6 tonne compact excavators have been introduced by Doosan: The DX62R-3 reduced tail swing (RTS) and DX63-3 conventional tail swing models. Designed...
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Rental boosts charity

FOLLOWING the recent purchase of a Kubota U55-4 by Harborough Hire, the company has announced that it will be donating the first 12 months...
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Room to swing a cat

Bobcat's E62 and E85 excavators are claimed to raise the bar with respect to productivity, fuel efficiency, controllability and operator comfort BOBCAT has launched two...
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Tracked expansion for northern newcomer

STILL a relative newcomer to the Scottish market, Takeuchi seems to be maintaining a steady pipeline of new product announcments. The coming months will...
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Keeping things on track

DRAWING on years of experience working for other utility contractors in Scotland’s Central Belt, father and son team Joe and Kevin Kominski decided to...
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