The annual Europlatform conference hosted by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) in conjunction with Access International heard how the global fleet of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) will grow almost exponentially over the next two decades to reach seven million machines worldwide, up from 1.25 million today.
A powerful, anti-glare next generation lamp head from Morris Site Machinery has been hailed as a game changer for the industry by the company.
Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe has announced that Tony Reeves has joined the company’s team as the UK & Ireland’s new regional sales manager. Reeves comes to Hyundai with a background of more than 30 years’ experience within the construction equipment sector both in the UK and overseas.
A report quoted in the Irish Independent newspaper has suggested that the falling value of the pound has produced a sharp rise in business activity for Northern Ireland companies who are seeing rising orders from the Republic. Southern firms are taking advantag
On 25 September 2017, The 75,000th Liebherr excavator was delivered to the founding plant of the Liebherr Group. The anniversary machine was unveiled to the staff during a celebratory event in the production plant. The A 918 Compact Litronic wheeled excavator received a special graffiti design by Claudia Walde, aka MadC, one of the world's most well-known graffiti artists. The compact wheeled excavator will join the fleet of Liebherr Rental Services.
There was a 6% increase in plant sales in the UK in the first half of 2017. Data from the Construction Equipment Association say sales increased by 8% from 2016 in the first quarter, and 4% in the second quarter.
Major infrastructure projects and an improvement in the housing market are behind the increase, say the CEA. Excavators and mini excavators were the biggest sellers.
LC Tyres have announced that they are introducing new Monster L5 construction tyres for telehandlers and backhoe loaders to the Irish market. With double the tread depth of standard tyres and a larger footprint the company says these new tyres will get far fewer punctures.
Declan Smith was the winner of the Bobcat Operator Challenge on the Machinery Movers Magazine stand at the National Ploughing Championships winning himself €500.
UK recycling firm Ward has taken delivery of both a customised giraffe material handler and a cheetah wheel loader from manufacturer Liebherr. The two striking vehicles further expand Ward’s 80-strong waste management and recycling fleet, including 30 machines mainly from Liebherr’s extensive range.
Kubota UK has announced it will be taking on the official CESAR Scheme for its M Series range of tractors.
CESAR uses Datatag ID technology to deter tractor theft. The scheme is owned and managed by the Construction Equipment Association (CEA).
Chinese construction equipment manufacturers LiuGong have officially opened the company’s first regional headquarters in Warsaw, Poland, and unveiled new manufacturing capabilities in Stalowa Wola, also in Poland.
In September, it was 40 years since the first Caterpillar D10 dozers rolled off the production line. The main innovation of the D10 was its elevated sprocket design.
Hillhead 2018 is gearing up for a special appearance from the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain. ‘The Man Engine’, powered by Volvo, is a 10m high ‘miner’, and is set to make an appearance on the National Lottery Awards show on BBC1 on 27 September.
The organisers of Hillhead are delighted to announce that the spectacular mechanical puppet, which is powered by a Volvo L220 wheel loader, will also be in residence for the duration of the 2018 event taking place at Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, from 26–28 June next year.