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Yanmar celebrates 50th anniversary of tracked carrier

Yanmar is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the YFW500D, the world’s first tracked carrier equipped with a Yanmar diesel engine.

Published 14 April 2021

Kubota Business Unit Engine Europe announces new electrically-controlled D902-K

Kubota Business Unit Engine Europe (BUEE), the European arm of the Japanese-headquartered corporation, is to further strengthen its engine line up with the announced development of a new electronic controlled diesel engine with an output below 19kW.

Published 8 April 2021

Mecalac unveils all-new TLB880 backhoe loader

Mecalac Construction Equipment UK has launched a new product addition to its backhoe loader portfolio – the TLB880.

Published 26 March 2021

Callum Mackintosh becomes youngest president of Scottish Plant Operators Association

Callum Mackintosh, founder of Highland Hammer Hire/HHH Equipment, has taken over the reins as the new president of the Scottish Plant Operators Association (SPOA).

Published 18 March 2021

J & D Pierce creates 100 jobs with crane plant acquisition

Scottish structural steelwork contractor J & D Pierce has secured an agreement with Finnish firm Konecranes to purchase its East Kilbride-based operation in a long-term manufacturing deal.

Published 1 March 2021

MacLeod Construction invests in new Liebherr LTM

A Scottish company with interests ranging from housebuilding to quarrying put its trust in Liebherr when it came time to replace an eight-year-old crane, its only item of heavy lifting equipment.

Published 26 February 2021

GAP Hire Solutions continues relationship with Scottish Water with four-year deal

Independent hire company GAP Hire Solutions and Scottish Water are to further their well-established partnership with a brand-new four-year deal.

Published 26 February 2021

World’s first Liebherr crawler excavator to be offered with factory-fitted Leica Geosystems machine control technology

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has announced the latest advancement of its cooperation with construction machinery manufacturer Liebherr by delivering the first Liebherr crawler excavator with factory-fitted machine control technology in the UK to optimise productivity and provide customers a ready-to-use solution directly from the factory.

Published 22 February 2021

GAP Group forms unique partnership with SITECH

Independent hire company GAP Group has joined forces with SITECH UK & Ireland to form a unique partnership in the survey industry.

Published 18 February 2021

The Yanmar ViO50-6B: power and durability for urban worksites

Reliable, robust and compact, the 4,855kg Yanmar ViO50-6B zero tail swing mini excavator combines stylish Japanese design with pioneering technologies and proven components to deliver a truly best-in-class operator experience. 

Published 17 February 2021

Trio of sales appointments at Molson Young Plant Sales

Stirling-based construction equipment expert Molson Young Plant Sales has expanded its sales team with the appointment of three experienced additions.

Published 15 February 2021

GES commissions new cone penetration testing rig

Whitburn-based GE Solutions Consulting Ltd (GES) has invested in a state-of-the-art Geomil Panther testing rig to offer cone penetration testing services to the UK & Ireland markets.

Published 11 February 2021

Kubota Construction amalgamates dealer manager positions for Ireland and Scotland

Kubota Construction has announced the appointment of Kevin Pryce as its new dealer manager for Ireland and Scotland.

Published 9 February 2021

Muir of Ord contractor cements relationship with JCB

Contractor and plant hire firm D & I Bain has extended its 56-year business relationship with JCB with the purchase of a new tracked excavator.

Published 3 February 2021

JCB prepares for production surge with recruitment drive

Heavy machinery giant JCB is to recruit more than 400 extra workers as it gears up for a "surge in production".

Published 28 January 2021