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Runaway dumper traps worker in trench

HSE warns over site vehicle maintenance after groundworks accident

2 weeks ago

Balfour bags £115m Network Rail tamping deal

Seven year contract to operate fleet of 13 maintenance vehicles across Anglia and South East

1 month ago

UK’s largest flat-top crane lands at Heathrow Airport

City Lifting modifies crane to up lift capacity for pre-assembled hotel modules

2 months ago

JCB launches electric mini digger

Battery powered mini will operate all day on single charge with zero emissions

2 months ago

JCB creates 600 jobs to meet boom in global demand

New jobs will be spread around Staffordshire and Derbyshire factories

3 months ago

Plantworx moves to Peterborough for 2019 show

Indoor and outdoor facilities of East of England Arena will stop show being blighted by bad weather

3 months ago

JCB starts production of hi viz dumpers

Latest range is designed to improve site safety

4 months ago

JCB boss Bamford bullish about UK economy

Digger giant boosts spending with UK suppliers by 13%

5 months ago

AGD Equipment to supply another rig to piling specialist Ivor King

Latest deal sees RTG machine added to fleet

5 months ago

Vp buys Brandon Hire for £41.6m

Major deal in the tool and equipment rental sector

7 months ago

CITB buys plant simulators to fill operator skills gap

Sixteen plant simulators will help to train next generation of operators

9 months ago

Shake-up of plant training system divides industry

Changes by CITB come under fire from contractors and training specialists

10 months ago

Plant operators get in-cab entertainment

Latest Hyundai loader boasts car-style “infotainment” system

12 months ago

JCB launches Hi-Viz dumper

Machinery giant launches new model in a bid to prevent site accidents

12 months ago

VP bullish about construction prospects after record results

Equipment rental specialist enjoys growth across all sectors

12 months ago

Countdown to largest UK plant show

More than 15,000 people set to visit Leicestershire Plantworx show in early-June

1 year ago

Worker killed by reversing telescopic handler

Tragedy on disorganised site with no segregation between vehicles and workers

1 year ago

Speedy bounces back into the black

Turnaround plan lifts plant hirer into £14m profit after £58m loss in 2016

1 year ago

Contractors keen on new site huts from Mobile Mini

Site accommodation specialist invests £1m in new fleet of Groundhog units

1 year ago

Vp swoops on specialist M&E hirer

Jackson Mechanical Services M&E tool hire arm sold for £3.6m

1 year ago

HSS racks-up £17.4m loss as closures continue

Equipment hire specialist optimistic as branch and distribution network streamlined

1 year ago

Banner Plant expands into Leicestershire

Banner Plant swoops on independent rival Premier to strengthen East Midlands offer

1 year ago

Fairfax buys 80 Hitachi 8t diggers

Selby hirer places biggest order in company’s history

1 year ago

Company fined £700,000 for MEWP death fall

Washing machine giant fined after 66-year-old contractor dies during factory repair work

1 year ago

A-Plant snaps up Kier’s hoist business

Kier sheds last of plant and equipment interests

1 year ago

Mick George on the hunt for franchised drivers

Contractor looking for drivers to take on franchises at construction haulage arm

1 year ago

Loxam ups bid for Lavendon to £459m

Belgian and French giants slug it out for control of Leicester-based powered access specialist

1 year ago

Plant hirer Hewden crashed owing £240m

Unsecured creditors told there is little prospect of being paid

1 year ago

Plant hire boss jailed after platform collapse kills worker

Court hears how mobile platform boom should have been replaced rather than repaired

1 year ago

127 Hewden cranes on the block

Administrator calls in auctioneers after failure to find a buyer

1 year ago

JCB workforce agrees 2.2% pay rise for 2017

3,200 strong workforce accepts three-year pay deal

1 year ago

Bidding war hots up for control of Lavendon

European giants battle it out for control of UK powered access specialist

1 year ago

Ashbrook Plant Hire saves Hewden workers jobs

Rival hirers make move on collapsed Hewden’s depots

1 year ago

Terex sells Coventry dumper factory

French maker Mecalac swoops on backhoe, dumper and roller plant

1 year ago

Ladder fall costs Volvo £900,000

Worker at plant division left in coma

1 year ago

Rental specialist Vp bullish about construction prospects

Equipment hirer posts strong results and predicts even better next time

1 year ago

Rival bidder enters fray for Lavendon

Lomax reveals possible cash offer to trump TVH bid for Lavendon

1 year ago

Laing O’Rourke sells mobile crane fleet

Ainscough to buy Select Plant mobile cranes

1 year ago

HSS warns on profit after efficiency plan delays

Tool hirer says branch streamlining plan taking longer to implement than expected

1 year ago

250 jobs axed as Hewden collapses with more at risk

A-Plant swoops to buy three divisions in £29m deal with administrators

2 years ago

Belgian firm launches £348m hostile bid for Lavendon

Lavendon board rejects TVH Group approach as bid goes public

2 years ago

Crane hirer Hewden fighting for survival

Loss-making hirer’s financial woes deepen as negotiations to find new investors stall

2 years ago

Tower cranes to be erected for Manchester’s tallest building

Above ground work to start at 64-storey Owen Street resi complex

2 years ago

Construction plant skills card scheme under review

Future ownership of the CPCS under discussion

2 years ago

Driver loses both legs as dumper truck overturns

Court hears contractor failed to carry out risk assessment on site plant

2 years ago

Nationwide Platforms md takes Ardent chief executive role

Jeremy Fish joins Ardent to steer expansion drive

2 years ago

Groundforce launches safer trench sheet installer

Three-in-one tool makes life easier for contractors

2 years ago

Speedy Hire chairman survives vote to oust him

Shareholders vote for turnaround specialist David Shearer to join board

2 years ago

New CEO at Ainscough crane hire

Janet Entwistle takes over at crane hire specialist

2 years ago

Hirer Ardent ramps up telehandler fleet with £40m JCB order

The bulk of the 700 new machines are JCB Loadall telehandlers

2 years ago