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JCB’s in pole position

JCB is in pole position to play a vital role supporting Williams Martini Racing, as the team tours the top European Formula One circuits. A convoy of JCB machinery has left Staffordshire on a 9,000-mile summer road trip to help the JCB-sponsored team in the build-up to race days including …

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L.Lynch relocates to Hemel Hempstead

L.Lynch Plant Hire and Haulage Ltd, one of the UK’s leading plant hire companies, has announced it has moved into a new head office at Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead to accommodate future company growth, expanding its premises from 103,000 square feet to 208,000 square feet at the new location. The …

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GKD Technologies show SensorSafe Rail Range at Rail Live exhibition, which will include brand new safety features

GKD Technologies design, develop and produce height, slew and load safety control systems for Road Rail vehicles (RRV’s) and general construction equipment such as excavators. The company will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Rail Live exhibition 20–21 June 2018, Quinton Rail Technology Centre, Warwickshire, showing the very latest in related …

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Ten new fourteen-tonne Volvos for Thomas Plant

Thomas Plant Hire Ltd of Holywell, Flintshire, has opted for ten new Volvo EC140E crawler excavators, thanks to the performance of two wheeled machines purchased last year. These are the first Volvo crawler excavators to join Thomas Plant Hire’s extensive and varied plant fleet, although the company did purchase a …

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The X Factor

There was a lot of talk about JCB launching a new excavator. The time had come to remove the covers and unveil to the world the latest creation from the British construction equipment giant. Darren Scully headed over to JCB HQ to check it out. It is always an exciting …

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Design Refinements for New Cat® Articulated Trucks Address Operator Safety and Convenience, Enhanced Control, and Powertrain Advances

Three new Cat® articulated trucks—730, 730 EJ (Ejector), and 735—have been extensively redesigned, enhancing the field-proven features and performance of their C-Series predecessors (730C2, 730C2 EJ, and 735C) with new operator stations—including innovative new controls, transmission-protection features, new hoist-assist system, advanced traction control system, new stability-assist system, and a fuel …

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Sales up 30% in Volvo CE’s first quarter

Significant market demand increases in all major regions helped propel Volvo Construction Equipment to a strong first quarter 2018, with sales up 30% and profitability up 79%.  Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) enjoyed a confident first financial quarter of 2018, with strong demand increases in all major markets – especially …

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