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Perkins expands online support for rental technicians
Major overhaul of company’s online Rental Support Portal aims to streamline access, expand resources
JCB’s straight drive to the big time
Manufacturer’s own Golf and Country Club set to host prestigious Legend’s Tour event
Kobelco produces its 300,000th excavator
Japanese construction equipment reaches milestone with ‘sense of gratitude toward everyone’
Global mobile crane fleets report now available
New study by Off-Highway Research and International Cranes and Specialized Transport sheds light on the world’s largest mobile crane fleets
ERA Convention speakers urge rapid digital transformation
Rental businesses encouraged to act quickly on digitalisation and prepare for ‘uberisation’
Top 10 construction companies in Europe 2021
Construction Europe has published its 2021 list of the biggest construction companies in Europe
IRN webinar to offer cybersecurity tips as threat grows
Working from home and digitalisation mean rental companies more vulnerable 
Ritchie Bros. to acquire SmartEquip
US$175 million deal will add e-procurement tool for parts to Ritchie’s equipment auctions
New HBOX+ lighting tower from Himoinsa
HBOX+ is designed for efficiency, connected remote control, safety and easy transport
How achievement awards contribute to the rental industry
Appleton Column: What are industry awards really for, and how do judges know true achievement when they see it?
Why are construction equipment fires increasing?
Insurers and fire chiefs say there has been a spike in the number of fires breaking out in off road construction equipment
Kobelco confirms Latin American takeover
Kobelco to take control of hydraulic excavator distribution in Latin America
How to reduce carbon emissions from construction materials
Can the use of “low carbon” cement prevent a climate catastrophe?
Aggreko acquisition complete
Company says new ownership will support growth in energy transition 
How construction workers are struggling with poor mental health
Why poor mental health is such a problem in the construction industry, and what we can do to lower suicide rates
High efficiency prompts EXERGY’s ORC turbine development
Uniqueness in the ORC market of EXERGY’s radial outflow turbine
New Power Progress Yearbook showcases suppliers for electrification
The 2nd New Power Progress Yearbook, providing a snapshot of May 2020 to May 2021, is the annual reference of choice
How to improve sustainable practices in rental
Appleton Column: When it comes to sustainability in the equipment rental sector, Kevin Appleton says businesses should stop the virtue-signalling and look for meaningful actions
JLG Q3 results show strong return of demand
JLG’s Q3 sales up 89.4% to $924.3 million, OEM says access equipment market is in early stages of multi-year growth cycle
Herc posts upbeat Q2 and H1 2021 results
Planned market expansion supported by strong rental market and rising CapEx
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