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Baldwins Crane Hire Limited Adds Liebherr LTM 1200-5.1 Mobile Crane to The Fleet

February 7, 2012
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Baldwins Crane Hire Limited Adds Liebherr LTM 1200-5.1 Mobile Crane to The Fleet

Long-standing Liebherr customer, Baldwins Crane Hire Limited, has taken delivery of yet another Liebherr mobile crane. A new 200 tonnes capacity LTM 1200-5.1 follows hard on the heels of an LTM 1500-8.1 taken last year and this latest fleet addition will be based out of Baldwins’ Newport depot.

Wayne Baldwin, Managing Director of Baldwins Crane...
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91 New mini-excavators head for Scotland in Finning breakthrough with GAP Group

February 6, 2012
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91 New mini-excavators head for Scotland in Finning breakthrough with GAP Group

In its first ever major deal with Finning, Scotland based tool and plant hire company GAP Group Plant and Tool hire, have completed the purchase of a total of ninety-one Caterpillar machines, including, sixty Cat 302.5C, thirty Cat 305D mini excavators and one 428E Backhoe loader.

The deal comes on the back of significant growth...
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Expanding Fork Rent invests in 600 JCB telescopic handlers

January 26, 2012
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Expanding Fork Rent invests in 600 JCB telescopic handlers

Fork Rent is continuing its programme of major expansion in 2012 with an order for 600 JCB Loadall telescopic handlers.

The major investment by one of the UK’s largest privately owned plant hire companies comes hard on the heels of its purchase of in excess of 1,000 JCB telehandlers over the past two years -...
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GAP expands its Lifting Division further after first year trading successes

January 17, 2012
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GAP expands its Lifting Division further after first year trading successes

GAP Lifting Hire & Sales celebrates its first year anniversary during January 2012. The huge success of GAP’s first six lifting depots has resulted in further expansion of GAP’s lifting operation in the UK, with an additional six dedicated Lifting Depots.

The new lifting depots are located in Croydon, Kinning Park (Glasgow), Middlesbrough, Northampton, Lancaster...
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New Export Sales Director For ArcGen Hilta

January 17, 2012
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New Export Sales Director For ArcGen Hilta

Leading supplier of onsite power equipment, ArcGen Hilta, has announced the appointment of its new Director for Exports Sales, David Phipps, who will lead the company’s overseas sales strategy.

David Phipps joins ArcGen Hilta with 14 years experience selling to the construction and rental industry, representing organisations such as Finning UK, Skyjack Inc and...
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Capital Plant Solutions (GB) appointed Volvo utility equipment dealer

January 10, 2012
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Capital Plant Solutions (GB) appointed Volvo utility equipment dealer

Capital Plant Solutions (GB) Ltd based at Royston, Herts has been appointed as Volvo Construction Equipment’s utility equipment dealer for North London, Middlesex, Essex, Herts, Bucks, Beds and Cambridgeshire with immediate effect. The company has been in existence since December 2010, specialising in the sales and purchase of used equipment. Prior to that Iain Johnson,...
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SLD Power up with SDMO Generators

December 30, 2011
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SLD Power up with SDMO Generators

SLD, the pump and power rental specialists have enhanced their hire fleet of generators following the recent purchase of a fleet of the new SDMO Rental Compact product. SLD have invested in a range of sets from 30 to 100kVA, powered by the latest Mitsubishi and John Deere engines. Each unit is managed by...
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Oaks Plant Hire take delivery of new Yanmar VIO 50 excavators

December 19, 2011
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Oaks Plant Hire take delivery of new Yanmar VIO 50 excavators

Oaks Plant Hire based in Sevenoaks, Kent have recently taken delivery of 2 new Yanmar VIO 50 5Ton zero tail swing machines from Ammann Equipment Ltd.

Well known Kent and Sussex hire man Ralph Wilcox original brought a Yanmar VIO30 two years ago; after the success of this machine with his customer there...
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On the road – Has Backhoe – Will Travel

December 1, 2011
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On the road – Has Backhoe – Will Travel

Since purchasing his first Volvo BL71 back in 2008, owner operator Andy Matravers of Minehead Somerset has been that impressed with his machine that he has opted to replace it with the latest B version – the Volvo BL71B.

“I’ve been very pleased with the reliability and performance of the BL71 since I set up...
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UK’s First Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1 Goes to Bernard Hunter Crane Hire

November 30, 2011
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UK’s First Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1 Goes to Bernard Hunter Crane Hire

Bernard Hunter of Edinburgh, continuing a 30-years’ allegiance to Liebherr mobile cranes, has taken delivery of the UK’s first 45 tonnes capacity LTC 1045-3.1. The family-owned and independent company was formed in 1946 to provide a comprehensive mobile crane hire service to Scotland’s central belt and northern England. Bernard Hunter also has interests in ferrous...
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