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Zero heroes
One in three construction machines sold in Europe is a mini excavator, and increasing numbers of these are short–and zero tail swing machines. Chris Sleight reports on the latest developments in the industry's favourite equipment sector
Giant transport
High reach demolition rigs are getting larger and larger, but quite apart form the inherent hurdles to working at the heights they do, another topic rears its ugly head. Just how do you transport such large machines from site to site? D&Ri reports on the transport of the largest high reach to roll out of Kocurek's Ipswich yard, as well the latest equipment for transporting material on–site
A giant in brief
777 Demolition's new Hitachi EX1200 Kocurek-modified high reach demolition rig is probably one of the largest, if not the largest, in the UK
Demolition first
Swiss contractor Restrukta Bau AG is field–testing a prototype Volvo EC360B LC high reach machine during the demolition of Basal Medical University buildings in the heart of the city to make way for redevelopment. D&Ri visited the site to see the machine at work
D Day for Cat in North America
Caterpillar has introduced a number of D Series machines to replace existing C Series models in North America
Factory built high reaches
Hitachi to build high reach demolition rigs
Universal
Ammann-Yanmar is launching the first of its Universal range of fourth-generation zero tailswing excavators, as well as the smaller ViO17 mini excavator that is replacing the ViO15. Murray Pollok reports.
15 becomes 17
The new ViO17 is an updated version of the zero tailswing ViO15-2A launched at the Intermat show in 2006.
Sunward invests in Hpm
Chinese compact construction equipment manufacturer Hunan Sunward Intelligent Machinery Co Ltd has acquired a majority stake of its European distributor, Hpm Europe Spa, based in Milan, Italy.
Small but perfectly formed
Mini excavators in the sub 3 t category are enjoying a surging popularity, as rental companies respond to demand from their customers who recognise their benefits-simplicity, versatility and affordability. The last 12 months has seen a flurry of activity in the mini-excavator sector, as Kate Barker reports.
Kubota attachments boost productivity
Kubota mini excavators have an increasing number of attachments that can be fitted, adding versatility and productivity, according to the company.
Borchus and Speer invests in JCB minis
German rental firm Borchus and Speer has purchased 20 new JCB 8018 mini excavators, which have already been put to work on the redevelopment of an industrial area of Kiel on Germany's Baltic coast.
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