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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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