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Construction and COVID-19: rolling news update

KHL journalists are reporting on how the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting the construction industry worldwide

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John Deere closes US plant for deep clean

Operations at Dubuque, Iowa, plant suspended on 30 March following employee COVID-19 diagnosis

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Burma Plant Hire shuts depots

South African rental company sends staff home to support essential services remotely

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MHM providing emergency service

UK-based MHM Plant makes effort to satisfy urgent requests while all depots are closed


Falcon Lifts adds USM ReRents as distributor

The exclusive agreement names USM as the official distributor of Falcon Lifts in North America



Strabag gradually restarts work in Austria

Austria’s largest construction group Strabag is gradually resuming work on more than 1000 construction sites in the country 


Exclusive: how is China’s construction equipment sector recovering?

Beijing-based SHI Yang, Director of Research at Off-Highway Research China, on how China’s construction equipment market is recovering


Alba updates for the US

Alba-Macrel presented newly-certified hoists for North America at ConExpo, where it was exhibiting for the first time


Manitou maintains closures

The group will continue the closure of its manufacturing activities in France, Italy and India

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A Guide to Purchasing Used Equipment

Stephen Cook, senior manager, used equipment, United Rentals, discusses four important aspects to consider when purchasing used aerials and telehandlers

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Scheduling and Dispatching Optimisation

The optimisation of scheduling and dispatching is central to the provision of good customer service

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Dumpers: Staying Safe

Safety is central to the design of dumpers, with cabs and dual-view options increasingly common

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Lighting Towers: Innovating Illumination

The challenge is to provide units that are not only cost-efficient and safe but also clean and quiet

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US Regional Report: High Plateau

Despite signs of a slowing market, the US rental industry is going strong

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Mini Excavators: Little Dynamos

As compact and popular pieces of equipment, mini excavators make good candidates for electrification


Interview: Ken McDougall

McDougall returns to Skyjack as its new president and speaks to Euan Youdale about his vision for the manufacturer 


World telehandlers

 Ranges are expanding in terms of capacity and geography, while rotating and compact products are seeing a significant growth

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IRN100 EXT Edition 2019

Annual survey of the world’s top 100 equipment rental companies. Provides extra analysis with a variety of tables and graphs on nearly all 100 companies.

IRN Products and Services Update

Keep up to date with the latest new product and service launches for the rental market. Sent by e-mail each month register here to get your regular free copy.


IRN Products and Services Update

Calculate the total cost of ownership of construction machinery and evaluate rent, lease or buy decisions using the European Rental Association’s Equipment TCO Calculator.


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Tower cranes and the coronavirus

Advice from CPA on what to do with tower cranes left unattended for months as sites close due to coronavirus


Metso: Chinese factories now at ‘normal capacity’

Operations in China returning to normal but operations in India, Peru and South Africa said to be severely affected

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