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The ECR25D comes highly recommended…”

So says Sean Hopper, proprietor of F D Builders, having listened to sound third party references about Volvo’s 2.5 tonne zero swing compact excavator. F D Builders is a family-run business that was established in 1981 by Sean’s father in Saltash, Cornwall. The…

NEW LINE OF CAT® BACKHOE LOADERS DELIVER IMPROVED PERFORMANCE AND BETTER FUEL EFFICIENCY

Four new backhoe loader models build on the success of the popular F2 series  Caterpillar announces four new backhoe loader models that build on the success of the Cat F2® Series backhoe loaders. The new line consists of the Cat® 428, 432, 434 and…

LATEST JCB COMPACT WHEEL LOADERS ARE MORE FUEL EFFICIENT

Latest versions of the JCB 407 and 409 compact loading shovels and the JCB TM180 and TM220 telescopic wheeled loaders and are more fuel efficient as a result of powertrain upgrades that coincide with the introduction of revised engines to meet EU Stage V exhaust emissions standards. A new engine shut-down feature…...

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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…

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…

N.E Surfacing chooses Volvo once again for its front line paver

N.E Surfacing Ltd of Rayne, Essex, has just purchased a second Volvo P6870C wheeled paver,replacing its three year-old predecessor. “We’ve been very pleased with the performance and reliability of the P6870C over the last three years but,more importantly, we’ve been impressed with the level of after-market support, care and attention…

OPERATOR TITANS SET TO CLASH AT CONEXPO-CON/AGG

NINE REGIONAL WINNERS TO COMPETE IN CATERPILLAR’S GLOBAL OPERATOR CHALLENGE FINALS THE FIRST DAY OF THE SHOW The championship finals are set for the Global Operator Challenge, the largest global campaign in Caterpillar history. Nine Regional Champions from around the…

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…

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…

NEW EQUIPMENT, ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES, SERVICES, AND GLOBAL OPERATOR CHALLENGE TO HIGHLIGHT THE CATERPILLAR CONEXPO-CON/AGG EXPERIENCE

NEW OUTDOOR FESTIVAL GROUNDS EXHIBIT DESIGNED TO REINFORCE MESSAGE TO CONTRACTORS – “YOUR WORK MATTERS” Paying tribute to those building the world’s infrastructure, the Caterpillar CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 experience includes a mix of static displays, equipment demonstration area,  and new services/technologies…

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