Plant Machinery News and Views from Plantlocator

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Volvo CE Supplies Excavators to Scottish Construction Firm

July 25th, 2016

A total of 53 new excavators from Volvo have been purchased by Advance Construction Scotland, as part of a deal which will see its range of diggers expanded significantly. This follows on from an earlier investment made in machinery from this Swedish manufacturer. The excavators in question all fall into Volvo’s E-series range and there […]

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Caterpillar S60 Smartphone Released in UK

July 22nd, 2016

After initially appearing at MWC 2016 all the way back in February, the Caterpillar S60 smartphone has finally gone on sale in the UK, with the construction giant’s official price point of £529.99 mitigated by its availability at a discount on some pay monthly contract deals. While it may bear Caterpillar’s branding, the S60 is […]

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Export Buyers at Latest Ritchie Bros. Auction

July 21st, 2016

July 12th saw Ritchie Bros. organise their latest plant sale at Donnington Park, near to the famous race circuit. The sale attracted no fewer than 1,600 lots, including excavators, loaders, dozers, access platforms, trucks, tractors and attachments.  These, in turn, appealed to an impressive number of bidders – no fewer than 1,000 in person and […]

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Kubota Excavator Investment made by UK Plant Hire Firm

July 21st, 2016

A machinery rental firm based in the UK has committed a total of £100 million to a deal with Japanese manufacturer Kubota, which will see it supply a range of equipment over the coming years, including 60 new mini excavators. The Kubota U17-3a is the first machine to arrive at Ardent Hire Solutions, and company […]

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Additional Intelligent Bulldozers Introduced by Komatsu

July 20th, 2016

Komatsu seems to be adding new models to its lineup of intelligent Machine Control (iMC) products with each passing month. The latest arrivals are both bulldozers, proving that semi-autonomous equipment is very much at the forefront of this Japanese firm’s sales strategy at the moment. The two iMC-endowed dozers are the D85EXi and the D85PXi-18, […]

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Read Truck and Plant Locator Magazine Issue 1037 For FREE Now

July 19th, 2016

Issue 1037 of Truck and Plant Locator Magazine is now available to read online, featuring 14+ 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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Hyundai Unveils Forklift Showcase Plans for IMHX 2016

July 18th, 2016

This September, the IMHX event is returning to Birmingham’s NEC, with a variety of machinery manufacturers planning to exhibit their latest products to crowds of industry insiders and customers alike. Hyundai has this week confirmed its intentions to attend IMHX 2016 and to bring with it a number of its new forklift trucks in order […]

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JCB 3CX Compact Backhoe Loaders Chosen by Plant Hire Firm

July 15th, 2016

Ever since introducing the first backhoe loaders to the machinery market more than six decades ago, JCB has remained a potent force in this sector. Two of its latest 3CX Compact models have been snapped up this month by MAC Surfacing. The firm chose to invest in these new backhoe loaders both as a result […]

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Updated Pallet Trucks from Linde Unveiled

July 14th, 2016

A pair of efficient, high performance pallet trucks have been announced this week by Linde, bringing new technologies to the table to improve upon the already impressive specifications of its existing T20SP and T25SP models, according to MHW Magazine. Each truck can now accommodate loads weighing up to 2.5 tonnes, with a 100kg capacity boost […]

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Caterpillar Boosts Operator Safety via Facial Recognition Tech

July 13th, 2016

There are various systems in place on modern construction and mining machinery designed to reduce accidents and prevent human error from causing problems on site. Until truly autonomous equipment becomes affordable and widely available, however, operators will remain an essential part of the equation, even if they are fundamentally fallible. One problem that Caterpillar is […]

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