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Dirt-Boss Vol. 2

Dirt-boss started taking your concerns in the last issue. He kindly agreed to do us a favour and listen to your gripes regarding the plant industry. We are kind of sorry he did now, as he has taken out a contract on us. Right now, the UK plant operators team is holed up …

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Dirt-Boss Vol. 1

We found Dirt-Boss in a quarry driving aimlessly around in his Ford Ranger pick-up. Rolled up cigarette hanging from his lips and AC/DC blasting out from his stereo. He told us that he was responsible for all the movement of the dump-trucks and diggers on the job We asked him …

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Engcon launches hoseless modular system and high-flow swivel

Engcon launches hoseless modular system and high-flow swivel – makes tiltrotators more service-friendly and allows higher hydraulic flows Engcon, the world’s leading tiltrotator manufacturer, has made its products even smarter, more powerful and easier to service. Engcon has upgraded its unique modular design for its automatic EC-Oil hydraulic connection system …

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Hillhead 2018 sets new attendance record!

THE current spell of gloriously hot weather saw unprecedented crowds descend on Hillhead 2018, which took place over three days last week at Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, in Derbyshire. According to the official figures, a record-breaking 19,687 unique visitors attended this year’s event, surpassing the show’s previous highest attendance …

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TEREX WASHING SYSTEMS BRING LATEST TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS TO MARKET

Thursday 5th July,  DUNGANNON, NORTHERN IRELAND – The spotlight was firmly on Terex Washing Systems (TWS) at the recent Hillhead Show, Buxton, UK, with two new products on display—the impressive AggWash™ 300, a screening, scrubbing, sizing and sand recovery for recyclable aggregates, all on one modular chassis, and Terex AquaClear™, …

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99 Volvos for Chepstow Plant

Chepstow Plant International has placed an order with Volvo dealer SMT GB for 99 machines for its mineral, aggregates and earthmoving fleet. Volvo construction machinery now accounts for nearly two thirds of Chepstow Plant’s fleet. The latest order includes: 20 excavators ranging from the EC250E to the EC480E (25- 50 …

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More Volvos for Advance Construction Scotland

Blantyre based Advance Construction Scotland Ltd has purchased another package of Volvo excavators which are all incremental to the company’s already massive fleet of equipment with options for even more machines later this year.  Having purchased their first Volvo compact excavators seven years ago, then again in 2012, the machines …

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COMPANY’S FLEET TURNS JCB YELLOW WITH NEW MACHINE PURCHASES

A Coventry company has turned its waste and materials handling fleet completely JCB yellow with its latest order of four new machines.   Wastemasters Hire’s latest purchase includes a 437 wheeled loading shovel, a 457 Wheeled loader, a 560-80WM Loadall and a JS20MH wheeled material handler. The machines are built …

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Ridgway Invest in Hitachi

Ridgway Rentals hire fleet gets a bit more colour with new Hitachi Plant Equipment. After many years of traditional yellow machines, Ridgway have added a bit of colour with orange Hitachi Excavators and Wheeled Loaders joining the wide list of equipment available for hire. Nationwide plant rental company Ridgway Rentals purchased …

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AB 2000 joins Quattro Group family

Quattro Group announced today that it has acquired AB 2000, the Glasgow-based plant specialist in a multi-million pound deal. Since its incorporation in 1995, AB 2000 has grown to be Scotland’s largest privately-owned hirer of operated plant and equipment, with a turnover of approximately £30 million. As such a significant …

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