Rental Sector News

Stop Press Bauma
Our March issue provided a comprehensive guide to some of the most important product launches planned for the massive Bauma exhibition in Munich on 23-29 April. Here, we provide some additional ‘last minute‘ news on new machines on show in Munich.
Heavy shift
Some rental companies are pioneering the rental of very large mining and civil construction equipment, while others are expanding the rental of large machines with operators. Murray Pollok reports on the heavy rentals business.
Crossing space and time
“Out of sight, out of mind” need not be true any longer when equipment leaves your depot. New communication tools allow rental companies to keep assets – anywhere, anytime – very much in focus. Patrick Hill reports.
Easy shifting
Why have thousands of contractors, rental companies and landscapers spent €2500 on a motorised 'wheelbarrow'? Brian Dennis visited the manufacturer of the Muck Truck at its UK factory to try out the machine for himself.
Backhoe loader, and tractor
JCB has developed its new Midi CX primarily for the US construction market, where industrial tractors are popular machines. However, the manufacturer thinks there could also be demand in Europe for its new multipurpose machine. Chris Sleight reports.
Step by Step
Finnish, family-owned rental company FRKV has just expanded into a purpose-built depot that would impress even the most world-weary rental executive. Murray Pollok met the father, mother and son who are running the business.
Mapping rental
Quantifying Europe's equipment rental market is one of the key tasks that the European Rental Association has set itself. IRN spotlights the work of the ERA's Statistical Committee.
A blind spot?
Is your company's brand enhanced by your website? In the first of a series of articles, David Caruso, managing director of Alert Rental Centre in Sydney, Australia, asks if online technology is your company's ‘blind spot'.
Premier League
HSS is slimming down its UK network, reducing the number of product lines in its fleet, and focusing on being a “logistical partner” with its customers. Murray Pollok reports on the new HSS.
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