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Local authority becomes first council to take delivery of ‘revolutionary’ pothole fixer

JCB has announced that Stoke-on-Trent City Council has become the first local authority in the UK to take delivery of one of the manufacturer's...

Construction charity launches festive e-card campaign

THE Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has unveiled its 2021 charity e-card campaign ahead of the festive season. Following the success of last year's Christmas Cracker...

Equipment provider confirms delivery fleet will switch to HVO

SPEEDY has announced the business is now fuelling its delivery fleet with hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) in a move tipped to save 5,000 tonnes...

Rokbak enjoys early success in North American market following rebranding

ROKBAK has hailed a 'strong' sales start in North America following the firm's recent rebranding from Terex Trucks, revealing that orders for the RA30...

Construction sector urged to keep following Covid-19 measures to avoid ‘winter of discontent’

THE Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has urged the sector to focus on health and safety to help prevent another 'winter of discontent'. The organisation...

Sandvik shows off new mobile impactor

SANDVIK is launching the firm's QI353 mid-size impactor - the first of its new 3rd generation 3-Series products. The model features a ground-up new mid-size...

MHM Group sees 60% rise in employee numbers

GENERATOR specialist MHM Group has revealed the business has seen a 60% increase in staff over the past two years. The company said it has...

Yanmar displays first electric mini excavator prototype

YANMAR Compact Equipment has taken the wraps off the manufacturer's first electric mini excavator prototype. The SV17e is aimed at the European market and sits...

Machine control brings benefits for Whitburn ground specialist

WHITBURN-based ground engineering contractor Ground Developments Ltd (GDL) has spoken of its experience of using machine control technology. Eleven years ago, SITECH UK and Ireland,...

Landmark tele-operation trials tipped to deliver timber safety and productivity gains

VOLVO Construction Equipment has announced it is the first in the world to trial a remote-controlled high-lift wheel loader over a 5G network in...

Hire specialist shows support for veterans by signing Armed Forces Covenant

SPEEDY has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging to establish a tailored employment pathway for veterans by working with Career Transition Partnership and recognising...

‘Concern’ after UK Government scraps HS2 rail leg to Leeds

THE Construction Equipment Association (CEA) has said the decision to axe the eastern leg of HS2 to Leeds 'clouds' the original vision of the...

Caterpillar launches two new mini excavator models

CATERPILLAR has unveiled the new four-tonne Cat 304 and five-tonne Cat 305 CR next generation mini hydraulic excavators. The manufacturer said the machines deliver more...

IPAF issues safety warning over use of MEWPs to erect festive lights

THE International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has highlighted the dangers of untrained people using Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) to erect and remove festive...

Blackwood looks to lift safety to new heights with Xwatch investment

KILMARNOCK-based Blackwood Plant Hire has joined the Xwatch 'safety revolution'. The XW series is said to offer height and slew control, rated capacity indicator (RCI),...

New HSE campaign targets good mental health in construction

CONSTRUCTION is one of five sectors to be targeted in a new campaign by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) aimed at helping businesses...

Low carbon innovation hire centre officially opens

SPEEDY has opened a new innovation centre in Milton Keynes, described as an 'industry first' low carbon facility that will showcase net zero equipment...

Doosan launches three new 21-tonne crawler excavators

DOOSAN has announced the launch of the manufacturer's first 21-tonne crawler excavators. The new DX210-7 short track model is described as 'ideal' for use on...

Emerging trends and technologies to take centre stage at Executive Hire Show 2022

ORGANISERS of the Executive Hire Show (EHS) have confirmed that the event will return in February 9 and 10 at the Coventry Building Society...

ScotPlant 2022 shaping up as largest one ever

A plethora of new additions to the ScotPlant 2022 line-up means the event is well on course to be the largest ever, with close...

Climate change issues are hotting up for plant sector

“YOU don’t want to be the first in, but you certainly don’t want to be the last out.” Those are the words of Mark Anderson,...

Time to deliver on skills gap

THE Road Haulage Association’s (RHA) regional operations manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland has called for careers in sectors such as construction and logistics...

Specialist excavators bring tough sites within reach

WM Plant Hire has revealed the firm’s range of specialist long reach excavators have proved ‘invaluable’ for numerous projects in Scotland over the past...

Island stay provides a welcome antidote

ORGANISERS of FINROCK 2021, a live virtual exhibition for plant operators, construction professionals and heavy equipment enthusiasts, have hailed the event a roaring success. Hosted...

New dealers aim to make Rototilt the ‘brand of choice’

ROTOTILT’S expansion plans in Scotland have gathered pace with the appointment of two new dealers. Dumfries and Galloway-based Solway Machinery Sales and Crowmec, located in...

Hire specialist commits to net zero carbon future

SPEEDY has committed to adopting science-based targets (SBT) to achieve net zero carbon emissions before 2050. The hire specialist plans to reduce the carbon output of...

Tillicoultry Quarries completes purchase of four new sites from CEMEX

TILLICOULTRY Quarries has confirmed it has finalised the purchase of four new concrete plant site locations from CEMEX, located at Perth, Dundee, Cardenden and...

Trade association appoints new chairman

TRADE body Hire Association Europe Event Hire Association (HAE EHA) has appointed Neil Bravery, MD of SHC Hire Centres, as chairman of the main...

CASE machines used to create site for unique historical game

TWO CASE machines have been utilised on a unique project in Florence, which involved the creation of a playing field in the heart of...

Advance Construction Scotland switches to biofuel

ADVANCE Construction Scotland has announced that its entire haulage fleet is now powered by green biofuel. It comes as part of the Bellshill-based civil engineering...