Plant Machinery News and Views from Plantlocator

Welcome to the Plantlocator blog, where we publish all kinds of news, reviews and information for the plant industries. We cover previews and reviews of major plant equipment shows, plus reviews of new machines launched. It’s here that we tell people that the newest edition of Truck and Plant Locator magazine has been made live online. Please remember to also check out our Facebook page and Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates from Plantlocator. Like to get your news and views across? Then contact us via the website or phone us on +44 (0) 1733 566933.

Read Truck and Plant Locator Magazine Issue 1014 For FREE Now

February 9th, 2016

Issue 1014 of Truck and Plant Locator Magazine is now available to read online now, featuring 10+ pages of new and used plant equipment for sale across the UK and the world.   Click to launch the full edition in a new window

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Skyjack Gets Serious with New Telehandler Range

February 9th, 2016

Skyjack is setting out to assert itself in the telehandler market this year, with a quartet of cutting-edge machines getting their global unveiling this month at the World of Concrete event over in the US, according to Equipment World. While well known for its aerial access platforms, Skyjack is hoping that the TH-series telehandlers will […]

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Fresh Five-Tonne Excavators from JCB Announced

February 8th, 2016

A multitude of new midi excavators from JCB have emerged in the past week, forming the latest wave of efficient and modern machines that this British brand has been introducing over the course of the last six months. In total, there are four distinct excavator options which JCB announced, along with a number of variants […]

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Latest Stage 4-Compliant Excavator from Doosan Announced

February 5th, 2016

A new tracked excavator with an operating weight of 14 tonnes and a Stage 4-compliant diesel engine has been unveiled by Doosan this week, with the DX140LC-5 stepping in to take the place of the outgoing LC-3 model, according to Agg-Net. A number of recent machinery announcements from Doosan have focused on the firm’s commitment […]

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New Tracked Loader from Takeuchi Announced

February 4th, 2016

Takeuchi is setting out to reinvigorate its position in the tracked loader market though the introduction of the TL12V2, a model which has vertical lift capabilities and a cutting-edge cab that combine to make it an attractive proposition for various earth-moving duties.  This is the first time that Takeuchi has built a loader with a […]

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New Linde System Will Make Forklifts Safer

February 3rd, 2016

Safety is a concern when any machinery is being used with forklift trucks being especially problematic in this respect because they are often required to transition between indoor and outdoor environments during normal use. The issue with this relates to the speed of travel, since forklifts need to be efficient and quick when handling materials […]

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Read Truck and Plant Locator Magazine Issue 1013 For FREE Now

February 2nd, 2016

Issue 1013 of Truck and Plant Locator Magazine is now available to read online now, featuring 15+ pages of new and used plant equipment for sale across the UK and the world.   Click to launch the full edition in a new window

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Caterpillar Sales Slump While Liebherr Reports Record Revenues

February 1st, 2016

The latest earnings reports from two of the world’s biggest construction machinery companies have revealed very different stories about the state of the industry. Problems for Caterpillar… Caterpillar continues to face problems, with its revenues falling to £32 billion last year – a 15 per cent drop compared with 2014. Meanwhile, its profits took an […]

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First JCB 100C-1 Excavator Arrives in UK

January 28th, 2016

The 100C-1 is the latest midi excavator from JCB, and this month the first unit has been delivered to a UK-based plant hire provider. ABBA Plant Hire manager Nick Howe spoke out about the benefits of this machine, pointing out that it fits into an overlooked niche in the market thanks to its ten-tonne operating […]

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Construction Jobs to Be Negatively Impacted y Technological Advances

January 27th, 2016

A new report from the World Economic Forum has looked at how advances in areas such as artificial intelligence and robotics will alter the job market in the coming half-decade, with the construction industry likely to be hit by job losses as a result of such evolutions in technologies, according to Equipment World. Around a […]

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