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Flannery trials first electric tele at HS2 site

Skanska Costain Strabag JV to roll out more machines across HS2

3 months ago

Tower crane lifts end long climb to work for operators

Laing O’Rourke trials mast climbing lifts for tower crane operators at London site

3 months ago

JCB powers up first hydrogen fuelled digger

JCB in race to lead the world on hydrogen-powered plant

3 months ago

Self driving plant to be standard on road jobs by 2035

Highways England launches 15-year plan for a ‘digital revolution’

3 months ago

JCB switches to online sales for first time

Micro, mini excavators and one tonne dumpers can now be bought online

4 months ago

JCB plans to cut 950 jobs

JCB chief warns furlough scheme was never going to be enough to cope with demand halving

4 months ago

New trainee plant operator scheme ready to launch

Industry and client-led apprenticeship will help to train next generation of operators

5 months ago

JCB resumes production at five UK factories

Thermal imaging cameras to be used in factories to ID workers with fevers

5 months ago

Plant theft soars as construction sites close

Thieves taking advantage of coronavirus impact to steal site equipment

6 months ago

Ritchie switches to virtual plant auctions

Maltby auction this week will take online bids only

6 months ago

Plans to scrap red diesel rebate delayed

Chancellor delays plan for two years and will listen to industry lobbying for exemption

7 months ago

Budget plan to scrap red diesel rebate to cost £490m a year

Fury over ‘green tax’ to end fuel rebate for construction

7 months ago

Emergency plan to clear plant skills card backlog

Scheme owner NOCN issues public apology and vows to get CPCS back on track

8 months ago

Training specialist spends 26 hours on CPCS phone line

Unite calls for showdown meeting to resolve skills card chaos

8 months ago

First JCB electric mini diggers start arriving on site

Willow Hire and Lynch take first zero emission excavators

1 year ago

Ardent Hire orders £75m of JCB Loadall telehandlers

Manufacturer lands its biggest single order for telehandlers as hirer boosts fleet

1 year ago

Vp buys digger attachments specialist Sandhurst

Expanding rental group pays £3.3m for Rochester-based hirer Sandhurst

1 year ago

Danaher & Walsh quits plant hire market

Leicestershire contractor to concentrate on civil engineering and pipeline divisions

1 year ago

JCB customer finance reaches record £1bn

Lending to help hirers and contractors hits record high

1 year ago

Nixon Hire orders £10m worth of JCB telehandlers

Hire giant places biggest ever machine order

2 years ago

HS2 forces firms to use least polluting trucks and plant

Rail project raises bar to exceed London emission standards

2 years ago

Contractor designs cost-saving long-reach sheet piling rig

Sheet Piling (UK) designed rig to speed-up Smart motorway work

2 years ago

HSS to sell UK Platforms powered access division for £60m

Cash from sale to Nationwide Platforms will help pay down debts

2 years ago

Hirer L Lynch open new plant “Super Centre”

Larger HQ will help hirer accommodate growth plans

2 years ago

Runaway dumper traps worker in trench

HSE warns over site vehicle maintenance after groundworks accident

2 years ago

Balfour bags £115m Network Rail tamping deal

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

2 years 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 years ago

JCB launches electric mini digger

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

3 years ago

JCB creates 600 jobs to meet boom in global demand

New jobs will be spread around Staffordshire and Derbyshire factories

3 years 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 years ago

JCB starts production of hi viz dumpers

Latest range is designed to improve site safety

3 years ago

JCB boss Bamford bullish about UK economy

Digger giant boosts spending with UK suppliers by 13%

3 years ago

AGD Equipment to supply another rig to piling specialist Ivor King

Latest deal sees RTG machine added to fleet

3 years ago

Vp buys Brandon Hire for £41.6m

Major deal in the tool and equipment rental sector

3 years ago

CITB buys plant simulators to fill operator skills gap

Sixteen plant simulators will help to train next generation of operators

3 years ago

Shake-up of plant training system divides industry

Changes by CITB come under fire from contractors and training specialists

3 years ago

Plant operators get in-cab entertainment

Latest Hyundai loader boasts car-style “infotainment” system

3 years ago

JCB launches Hi-Viz dumper

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

3 years ago

VP bullish about construction prospects after record results

Equipment rental specialist enjoys growth across all sectors

3 years ago

Countdown to largest UK plant show

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

3 years ago

Worker killed by reversing telescopic handler

Tragedy on disorganised site with no segregation between vehicles and workers

3 years ago

Speedy bounces back into the black

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

3 years ago

Contractors keen on new site huts from Mobile Mini

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

3 years ago

Vp swoops on specialist M&E hirer

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

3 years ago

HSS racks-up £17.4m loss as closures continue

Equipment hire specialist optimistic as branch and distribution network streamlined

3 years ago

Banner Plant expands into Leicestershire

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

3 years ago

Fairfax buys 80 Hitachi 8t diggers

Selby hirer places biggest order in company’s history

4 years ago

Company fined £700,000 for MEWP death fall

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

4 years ago

A-Plant snaps up Kier’s hoist business

Kier sheds last of plant and equipment interests

4 years ago

Mick George on the hunt for franchised drivers

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

4 years ago

Loxam ups bid for Lavendon to £459m

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

4 years ago