CAT® 352 UHD ULTRA HIGH DEMOLITION EXCAVATOR FEATURES CONFIGURATION VERSATILITY TO HANDLE A RANGE OF DEMOLITION AND EARTHMOVING APPLICATIONS

The Cat® 352 UHD Ultra High Demolition excavator is designed to handle difficult demolition of tall structures using a range of Cat demolition attachments, including multi-processors, grapples, shears and hydraulic hammers with the retrofit boom. The UHD front can be switched for a straight or bent (retrofit) boom position for lower-level demolition and earthmoving applications. This switch typically is done in […]

New Volvos venture to the Outer Hebrides

Macaulay Askernish Ltd, a privately owned civil engineering contractor headquartered on the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, has taken delivery of two new Volvo EC140E excavators for a dedicated 21 kilometre utilities contract on Stornoway. The new arrivals follow hot on the heels of a larger EC200E ordered by the company in the summer – it being the first of its kind to arrive in Scotland. “We’ve been operating […]

A new Long Reach fifty tonne Volvo excavator for Skene Group Construction Services Ltd.

Hot on the heels of a deal for three new Volvo L220H loading shovels earlier this year, Skene Group Construction Services Ltd of Glenrothes,Fife, has added a fifty tonne Volvo EC480E long reach excavator to its quarry plant fleet. The new EC480E has been equipped with a 7-metre boom and a 4.8-metre dipper arm, which is the longest possible combination of digging equipment for this model of excavator. This was specified to […]

A successful demonstration sparks new business at D K Plant Hire

D K Plant Hire of Aberfeldy, Perthshire has opted for a brace of Volvo compact excavators for the first time, following a successful demonstration by SMT GB’s utility dealer, CS Machinery Sales Ltd. The machines chosen by the company include a zero swing, two and a half tonne ECR25D and the smaller one and a half tonne EC18D following a competitive demonstration and comprehensive machine evaluation, according to Proprietor Danny Kirk. “Weestablished a very good relationship with Calum Shaw […]

CATERPILLAR LAUNCHES NEW 6-TONNE CLASS CAT® 306 CR NEXT GENERATION MINI HYDRAULIC EXCAVATOR

The new Cat® 306 CR Mini Hydraulic Excavator marks Caterpillar’s entry in the 6-tonne class offering. Designed with an improved customer experience in mind, the 306 CR mini excavator is built to exceed customer expectations with strong performance, enhanced operator experience and simplified maintenance with extended service intervals. With standard exclusive features like Stick Steer and a new LCD monitor, it provides […]

NEW CAT® 326 NEXT GEN EXCAVATOR DELIVERS INCREASED EFFICIENCY, HIGH PERFORMANCE DIGGING & LIFTING 

SIMPLE-TO-USE STANDARD CATERPILLAR TECHNOLOGIES BOOST OPERATOR EFFICIENCIES UP TO 45 PERCENT The new Cat® 326 excavator delivers premium performance with integrated simple-to-use technologies boosting efficiencies up to 45 percent over previous models. This 26-ton class model delivers improved fuel savings, lower maintenance costs and improved operator comfort with all-new cab designs. The new excavator offers high reliability at a low cost-per-hour […]

Chepstow Plant International signs a deal with SMT GB for 103 new machines

Chepstow Plant International continues a year on year growth to its plant fleet with the addition of 103 new Volvos, including the first L350H loading shovel to be sold in Great Britain Chepstow Plant International has signed a deal with SMT GB for the supply of 103 machines for its mineral, aggregates and earthmoving fleet. The deal sees Chepstow Plant International continuing to grow its fleet as it moves […]

Volvo package for Ward Plant

Since purchasing his first Volvo articulated hauler back in 1990, Martyn Ward, managing director of Ward Plant Limited, Carnwath, South Lanarkshire continues to add Volvo articulated haulers and excavators to his plant fleet. “In my considered opinion, the Volvo ADT is second to none on the market today, and all the trucks I’ve ever run have proved themselves over and over again […]

“The proof of the pudding…..

… will be in the eating,” says Tony Iles, Managing Director of Tonic Construction as the company chooses Volvo excavators for the very first time.   Breaking with tradition, the Swindon based civil engineering and groundworks contractor has added six new Volvo reduced swing excavators to its plant fleet for the first time. The machines in question are four, fifteen tonne ECR145Es complete with dozer blades,and two […]