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    Eco-design

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    proposed legislation on the eco—design of energy using products (the ‘eup directive’) could be finalised this year. CECE looks at how the laws will work, and how they could impact on the construction equipment sector.

  • JCB's new 535-140 telescopic handler has a maximum payload of 3.5 tonne and a 13.8 m total lift heig
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    Simply smopyc

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    One of the largest construction equipment exhibitions in europe this year takes place in zaragoza, spain in march. CE looks at what smopyc 2005 has to offer.

  • Gomaco's new generation GHP-2800 features a paving mold with the new removable auger/strike-off
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    Under a desert sky

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    Held every three years the conexpo—con/agg exhibition in las vegas will be the largest construction equipment show in the world in 2005. This international event will see many major manufacturers launch new machines for the world market. CE previews the event, with a look at equipment destined for the european ...

  • Diesel engines are at the heart of most of today's construction machinery, and are expected to be ev
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    Big Bang Theory

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    Don't be mistaken into thinking that diesel is the dinosaur of the engine world — it's only just coming of age. CE dispels some myths about how they work, and explains why the modern diesel engine has such an exciting future.

  • A Zschokke managed joint venture is placing 55000 m of concrete at Pictet & Cie's new €160 milli
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    Boom times

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    Concrete pumping and placing machines play a vital role on the construction site. Richard High reports on innovations and site reports with the machines in action.

  • The new ‘S’version of the 1,6 tonne CC 900 on the production line, showing the offset of the drum.
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    Rental ambitions

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    Many of the new products being launched by dynapac this year will be oriented towards the north american market. In europe the big news is the company's increased emphasis on compaction equipment for the rental sector. Murray Pollok reports from sweden.

  • The entrance to the 2,25 km long, 140 m2 cross sectional Monte Mario Tunnel from the Bologna side
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    Apennine connection

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    Italy's ‘variante di valico’road will stretch from bologna to florence, between the emilia romagna and tuscany regions in the tuscany—emilian apennine mountain chain. When completed in 2007 it will form part of the country's €2,8 billion a1 expressway — “autostrada del sole”from milan to naples, known as the “backbone of ...

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    Record high for CET

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    A post-election surge for the US-dominated equipment sector and the bullishness of the contracting sector saw the CET index hit an all-time high in the first week of december. However, the same period saw the us dollar nose-dive to an all-time low against the euro. Chris Sleight reports

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    Partnering

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    In the may and november 2004 issues of ce, Neal Morris explained that one of the features of framework contracts was their use in ‘partnering' but what exactly is partnering and what are its advantages?

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    Battery threat

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    A revision of Europe's directive on batteries could have a major impact on cordless power tools. Manufacturers may be forced to make tools with poorer batteries or revert to mains-powered tools according to FIEC.

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    Why you need a CE-mark

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    Contractors and rental companies are sometimes tempted to buy cheap machines that do not have the CE-mark and ec declaration of conformity cece explains why these are crucial for owners and users.

  • German contractor Gebrüder von der Wettern has used a Vögele Super 2500 with SB 300 fixed-width scre
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    Strategic network: Europe's road network continues to expand

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    Following expansion of the European Union in may 2004 the road network in Europe looks set to expand further eastward as new member states integrate their networks into the Trans European Network in western Europe the market continues to be dominated by opportunities in repair and rehabilitation. Richard High reports.

  • Contractor Skanska is renting two Geda 1500 Z/ZP transport platforms from Norwegian rental company E
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    Quality rentals

    2008-05-01T14:36:00Z

    The best rental companies want to provide their customers with good equipment and reliable service back up. Murray Pollok reports on how rental companies in europe are aiming to raise the quality level.

  • sergei baranoshnikov, the director for the department of construction and basic asset management at
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    The project of the decade

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    jsc uralkali is one of the world's leading manufacturers of potassium fertiliser, with production of 5 million tonnes in 2004. The company is based in berizniki, in theperm region of the russian federation.

  • Main contractor Josef Möbius Bau's Caterpillar 330C fitted with a long dredging boom and Trimble's S
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    Plot to plot

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    GPS has had a massive impact on the construction industry, initially as a tool for surveyors, and more recently in machine guidance applications. CE reports on the latest developments in gps technology, equipment and its applications.

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    Sound financial investment

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    Financing is a critical element within an equipment purchase equation. Espenludvi Gsen, vice president of business development at volvo financial services, analyses the options.

  • Caterpillar's new D8T gets put through its paces at the company's in-door demonstration facility in
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    Tracked cats: the 100th anniversary of CAT's track type dozers

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    On 24 November 2004 caterpillar celebrated the 100th anniversary of its track type dozers with the release of three new models - the D8T, D9T and D10T - at its testing facility in Peoria, Illinios, US. Richard High reports.

  • Manitou's MLB 625 Turbo handler has a 2,5 tonne capacity, 5,22 m lift height and 3,0 m forward reach
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    High hopes

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  • Franco Zanoletti, general manager of Marini.
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    Looking south

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    Many road building contractors may be looking at Eastern Europe for growth in the infrastructure sector, but Marini an Italia-based road building equipment manufacturer, has seen more growth from North Africa in recent years. Chris Sleight Reports.

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    Four-stage processing

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