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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

Kubota strengthens aftermarket team with new additions

Kubota (UK) Ltd has made two new appointments to its aftermarket team as part of continued investment in its aftersales support.

Published 25 January 2021

Morris Leslie plans £33.8m leisure-led development in Perthshire

Proposals have been revealed for a new £33.8 million leisure-led development at West Kinfauns, Perthshire.

Published 18 January 2021

HRN appoints Andy Wilson as group construction sales manager

Scottish agricultural equipment and machinery dealer HRN Tractors Ltd has continued to expand and its future-proof business with the appointment of Andy Wilson as group construction sales manager.

Published 18 January 2021

And finally... Now I ain't saying he's an old digger

A 13-year-old passionate about diggers and tractors has become the youngest person to gain a Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) Red Card, making him a trained operator.

Published 17 December 2020

'Concerted action' required to tackle 'widespread' drug and alcohol misuse among plant operators

The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has called for stakeholders from across the industry to come together to tackle the widespread problem of plant operators failing drug and alcohol tests without any impact on their competence cards.

Published 24 November 2020

And finally... These Boots were made for working

As JCB marks its 75th birthday there’s one family with an extra reason to toast the milestone after notching up a staggering 600 years’ service to the company.

Published 27 October 2020

Seven years required before removal of red diesel subsidy, say plant owners

The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has called for a seven-year timeframe before the UK Government removes the subsidy on red diesel to allow the life cycle of machinery to end and for equipment manufacturers to have the necessary green products in place.

Published 2 October 2020

Deadline nears on consultation on end of Red Diesel duty subsidy

With the consultation deadline fast approaching for businesses to voice their concerns regarding the UK Government's proposal to scrap Red Diesel tax relief, fuel and fleet solutions group Oilfast has compiled an abbreviated consultation form to simplify submissions.

Published 25 September 2020

HHH Equipment appoints Andy Martin as business development manager

Specialist plant provider HHH Equipment has named Andy Martin as its new business development manager as part of strategic growth plan for the firm.

Published 10 September 2020