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GKD Technologies head to Berlin for the InnoTrans Trade Fair

InnoTrans is the leading biennial international trade fair for transport technology which takes place in Berlin from 18th– 21stSeptember 2018. The event is an international showcase and communication platform for the rail industry, the trade show set a new attendance record in 2016 with 137,391 international trade visitors – covering …

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GAP Hire Solutions continues to put its trust in Kubota

GAP Hire Solutions, the UK’s leading independent equipment hire company, will continue to offer its customers best-in-class construction machinery after announcing Kubota will be its sole supplier of mini and midi excavators for another year. Having already purchased almost 500 Kubota excavators since January 2018, the Japanese manufacturer will provide …

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Rising above the competition

The Hyundai HX140L fitted with a Kocurek hi-rise cab proves to be a perfect fit for any waste recycling yard. Through listening to customers feedback and understanding their requirements, Hyundai dealers, Molson have worked with Kocureck to modify a standard HX140L with a 2m hi-rise cab allowing operators on waste …

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New Volvo shovel for Robins

Robins of Herstmonceux, East Sussex has bought a new Volvo L90H loading shovel which joins existing Volvo L90s at its Newtimber chalk pit located at Pyecombe on the outskirts of Brighton. “We’ve been operating Volvo L90s since 1998 here at Newtimber chalk pit and have been extremely satisfied with their …

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BGF backs Plantforce with £4.7m investment for growth

Plantforce, the largest provider of heavy equipment rentals in the South West, has received a £4.7m growth capital investment from BGF to further scale its operations. The company, whose clients include Kier, Costain, Balfour Beatty and BAM construction groups, will use the funding to support its growth plans in expansion, …

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Haul road heroes

We were invited to JCB recently to test the new mini digger range and as an added bonus, we had a great opportunity to test some Ford Ranger pick-up trucks around Kevin Quarry in the UK’s Midlands area, and here is what we thought! Pick-up trucks have always been a …

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“I’m well impressed!”

So says Gavin Milven, proprietor of G A Milven Plant Hire of Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway, as he takes delivery of his new Volvo EC140E excavator. Taking delivery of his new fourteen-tonne charge reunites Gavin Milven with the Volvo brand. “It was back in 2006 when I decided to venture …

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Announcing the Launch of Construction Plant Finance Ltd

Construction Plant Finance Ltd launched in May 2018 dedicated to the provision of competitive and flexible finance solutions exclusively for the UK construction industry. Significantly, Construction Plant Finance Ltd, headquartered in Hampshire, fills a 20-year gap in the construction sector. It is the first independent finance company to be introduced …

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