Volvo helps contractor Cope…

H. Cope & Sons takes delivery of new Volvo high reach. A brand new Volvo EC360C Ultra High Reach machine has been delivered to UK demolition contractor H Cope & Sons of Grimsby to take over primary demolition duties on a prestigious rejuvenation project of Grimsby Docks. Replacing a B version machine, the new EC360C…Read moreRead more

Haywood reaches high with Doosan…

Haywood Demolition takes Doosan high-reach UK demolition contactor Haywood Demolition Limited (HDL) has added a high-reach Doosan DX480 excavator to its fleet which has been supplied with a quick-release 3-piece boom giving a maximum reach of 26 metres, or 28 metres when a 2 metre extension is added. The high reach front end equipment, 2…Read moreRead more

Downwell takes Komatsu option…

Surrey based Downwell Demolition has expanded its impressive machine fleet with three Komatsu PC210LCD-8 tracked excavators, purchased from sole UK distributor, Marubeni-Komatsu. Their latest purchase comes during difficult conditions in the construction industry and is an indication of projects that they have secured for the rest of the year. Their long list of clients goes…Read moreRead more

Volvo latest to announce redundancies…

And so it continues. The recession that has claimed countless jobs at manufacturers including Caterpillar and JCB has now bitten a chunk out of Volvo Construction Equipment’s workforce, as UK trade magazine Contract Journal reports.

Equipment theft takes and expensive twist…

UK trade magazine Contract Journal is reporting the theft of an unusual and VERY expensive item of equipment from its premises in Cannock just before Christmas. The machine in question is a gold-plated and diamond-encrusted Caterpillar Model Sixty dozer, and is one of only 500 in the world. Read the full story here.

New Volvo high reach…

On Friday of this week, the world’s construction and demolition press will descend upon Paris for the pre-Intermat press conference during which the major manufacturers will afford them a sneak preview of the machines that will be on display at the show later in the year. One of the most interesting machines from a demolition…Read moreRead more

Caterpillar’s loss is charity’s gain…

UK construction magazine Construction News is reporting that Staff at Caterpillar’s Desford factory in Leicestershire have been asked to do charity work and training for four weeks as production stops due to a sharp drop in orders. This news follows hot on the heels of recent reports of Caterpillar executives taking voluntary pay cuts. Read…Read moreRead more

First mobile crusher from Inertia…

Inertia, a brand name that is largely unknown this side of the Atlantic, has unveiled its first-ever track-mounted mobile crusher. Outline details of the new machine can be viewed here.

Wage cuts for Cat execs…

In yet another sign of the growing grip of the economic recession, UK trade magazine Contract Journal reports that Caterpillar is cutting executive pay by up to 50% in a bid to cut costs as its customers continue to struggle to obtain credit to buy its machines. Read the full story here.

Powerscreen lay offs…

The BBC in the UK is reporting that Terex-group company Powerscreen has introduced a range of temporary lay offs for most of its staff. Full story here.