Machinery

LOOKING BACK 2019: Birth of a loading shovel

Liebherr build many things. Cranes, diggers, dozers and even fridges. They are also handy at building loading shovels. In a factory near Salzburg, in Austria, their loading shovels are created. To see how they do it was Darren Scully. “The hills are alive with the sound of music” belted out …

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LOOKING BACK 2019: Hybrids on the charge

St Albans-based plant hire firm M O’Brien is no stranger to specialist kit. Since starting the business in 1990 with one JCB 3CX, Michael O’Brien quickly grew his operation and choosing the best machinery to provide a high-quality service, along with reliable staff. Operating nationwide, the business currently operates a …

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Kincaid’s dual purpose Volvo

A family run farming and agricultural contracting business, located at Lochmaben near Lockerbie in Dumfries and Galloway, has recently purchased a bespoke specified Volvo L70H ‘Ag Spec’ to enhance two important areas of its activities. The fourteen tonne L70H equipped with agricultural wheels and tyres, single lever hydraulic control and …

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New DX300LC-7 30 t Stage V Excavator from Doosan

Doosan has launched the company’s first Stage V medium size crawler excavator – the new DX300LC-7 30 tonne model. This new ‘-7’ model offers an unmatched combination of high performance, operating features, fuel efficiency, reliability and durability in this excavator class.  The new DX300LC-7 Stage V excavator builds on the …

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BLADE RUNNER

Like with all my site visits, there can always be a hint of mystery. What will the machine look like? Will the operator be friendly and up for a chat? Will the weather be good and not be lashing it down? But the one issue that can sometimes test the …

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New Doosan High Track Excavators at Forestry Contractor

S Richardson Contracting Limited, based in Langholm in Dumfriesshire in Scotland, has purchased eight new Doosan DX160LC-5 HT 16 tonne High Track Crawler Excavators for work on the company’s forestry contracts throughout Scotland and North England.  The new Doosan High Track Excavators were supplied by James Gordon Ltd (Gordons), the Authorised …

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Bobcat Sand Cleaner Combats Plastic Peril on Beaches

By efficiently removing waste and debris of all sizes on a beautiful and very popular beach in Italy’s Puglia region, the Bobcat SC200 Sand Cleaner attachment has shown it can be a powerful weapon against the threat posed by plastic and other waste in seas and on beaches around the …

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Finning gives a second life to Enovert’s Cat D6T

Leading UK waste management company, Enovert has worked with Caterpillar dealer Finning UK & Ireland to fully rebuild its Cat D6T, providing the business with a comprehensive second life for one of its key pieces of equipment. The main driver for Enovert’s decision to opt for a rebuilt machine over …

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