Plant

Plant

Vac UK puts in another giant order for £10m of machines

20 new Longo Rhino excavators add to specialist’s impressive fleet

6 months ago

Construction materials cost increases hit 40-year high

Steel and timber soar quickest with rises set to continue next year

11 months ago

Cementation Skanska switches all large-scale plant to bio-fuel

Piling contractor commits to Green D+ fuel after big HS2 site trial

11 months ago

JCB targets first hydrogen diggers by end of 2022

Plant giant is investing £100m in developing super-efficient hydrogen engines

12 months ago

House builder backs plant warning cameras on all sites

Countryside commits to AI proximity warning cameras on all site telehandlers

1 year ago

Police launch specialist plant theft busting unit

ACE unit will focus on tackling organised plant theft gangs

1 year ago

On-board breaker takes suction excavator to new level

Specialist manufacturer cracks problem with world first design innovation

1 year ago

Construction plant shortages start to bite

Smaller excavator delivery dates being pushed to 2022

2 years ago

Laing O’Rourke joins switch to electric cars

Plan to transition 1,000-car fleet to all-electric by 2025

2 years ago

JCB to hire 400 agency workers in production push

Demand for machines has rebounded sharply in Europe and North America

2 years ago

Strong trading lifts hirer P Flannery revenue to £116m

Revenue soars to record high for fast-growing plant hirer

2 years ago

Plant hire firm plans £33.8m tourism development

Perthshire site will see construction of hotel, lodges and transport museum

2 years ago

New pothole machine delivers road repairs four times faster

JCB Pothole Pro machine can repair a pothole in under eight minutes and at half the cost of a road gang

2 years ago

Wernick acquires Robert Purvis Plant Hire’s portable accommodation fleet

Wernick boosts presence in Scotland

2 years ago

Plant hirer fined £220k after crane nearly hits apprentice

Court hears how apprentice forced to leap for his life

2 years ago

JCB launches electric telehandler and dumper

Stand-alone rapid charger unit also unveiled to support E-Tech range

2 years ago

City Hire expands guaranteed tool hire service

Equipment delivery time guarantee extended beyond London

2 years ago

Three sisters set-up plant hire business

Finnegan sisters buy first kit after securing funding deal

2 years ago

Fox Bros snaps up north west hirer Clive Hurt

North West haulier and earthworks contractor now on the hunt for bigger jobs

2 years ago

Speedy trials electric taxis as tool delivery vans

Converted red taxicabs can carry two pallets up to 800kg

2 years ago

Major plant hirer Vp sees revenues rebound

Hire revenues back to 80% of pre-Covid level

2 years ago

Flannery trials first electric tele at HS2 site

Skanska Costain Strabag JV to roll out more machines across HS2

2 years 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

2 years ago

JCB powers up first hydrogen fuelled digger

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

2 years ago

Self driving plant to be standard on road jobs by 2035

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

2 years ago

JCB switches to online sales for first time

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

2 years ago

JCB plans to cut 950 jobs

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

2 years ago

New trainee plant operator scheme ready to launch

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

2 years ago

JCB resumes production at five UK factories

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

2 years ago

Plant theft soars as construction sites close

Thieves taking advantage of coronavirus impact to steal site equipment

2 years ago

JCB reopens factory to start building ventilators

Plant giant will fabricate steel control panel housings for Dyson designed ventilators

3 years ago

Ritchie switches to virtual plant auctions

Maltby auction this week will take online bids only

3 years ago

Plans to scrap red diesel rebate delayed

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

3 years ago

A-Plant name to disappear from construction

Plant hire group Ashtead adopts Sunbelt Rental brand for UK

3 years ago

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

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

3 years ago

Emergency plan to clear plant skills card backlog

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

3 years ago

Training specialist spends 26 hours on CPCS phone line

Unite calls for showdown meeting to resolve skills card chaos

3 years ago

First JCB electric mini diggers start arriving on site

Willow Hire and Lynch take first zero emission excavators

3 years ago

Ardent Hire orders £75m of JCB Loadall telehandlers

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

3 years ago

Vp buys digger attachments specialist Sandhurst

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

3 years ago

Danaher & Walsh quits plant hire market

Leicestershire contractor to concentrate on civil engineering and pipeline divisions

3 years ago

JCB customer finance reaches record £1bn

Lending to help hirers and contractors hits record high

3 years ago

JCB wins Manitou injunction in patent battle

Manitou blocked from selling telehandlers with JCB patented control

4 years ago

Nixon Hire orders £10m worth of JCB telehandlers

Hire giant places biggest ever machine order

4 years ago

HS2 forces firms to use least polluting trucks and plant

Rail project raises bar to exceed London emission standards

4 years ago

Contractor designs cost-saving long-reach sheet piling rig

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

4 years ago

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

Cash from sale to Nationwide Platforms will help pay down debts

4 years ago

Hirer L Lynch open new plant “Super Centre”

Larger HQ will help hirer accommodate growth plans

4 years ago

Runaway dumper traps worker in trench

HSE warns over site vehicle maintenance after groundworks accident

4 years ago

Balfour bags £115m Network Rail tamping deal

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

4 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

5 years ago