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Kubota shows prototype of first 'dash-4' excavator
Kubota showed a prototype of its first 'dash-4' range of excavators at Intermat. The 5.5 t rated KX057-4 will be introduced in Europe in October.
Cat's new compact tracked loaders, plus D-Series excavator
New tracked loaders to complement its existing multi-terrain loaders, and the new D-Series 8 t excavators: Murray Pollok reports from Caterpillar's Desford facility in the UK.
New Kubota mini excavator
Kubota has launched the 1.65 t U17-3 zero tail swing mini excavator, replacing the U15-3 model. The new product falls between the 990 kg U10-3 and the 2.1 t U20-3 models in the U series of zero tail swing machines.
New excavators, dumpers and loaders under the microscope
Murray Pollok and Becca Wilkins report on the latest earthmoving product launches, including wheeled loaders, excavators and site dumpers.
Jewson Tool Hire orders 340 JCB compact machines
Jewson Tool Hire, the rental division of one the UK’s biggest builder’s merchant, Jewson, has ordered 340 JCB mini excavators and tracked dumpers as part of an updating of its fleet.
Mini vision
Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) wants to sell more excavators to rental companies and is prepared to develop rental specific machines to do it. Murray Pollok reports.
IRE Preview
Three events - the first International Rental Exhibition, the first European Rental Awards, and the third annual European Rental Association Convention – will draw visitors to Amsterdam on 3-5 June. Patrick Hill sets the scene.
'No change' at Rental Force
Netherlands-based Caterpillar dealer Pon Equipment acquired Rental Force, also in The Netherlands, on 1 January 2008. Under the terms of the sale Rental Force, based in Cruquius, will not operate as a Cat Rental Store.
Rental news highlights
Rental news highlights from the April 2008 issue of IRN.
JCB selection
UK manufacturer JCB sold over 70000 machines in 2007, and is starting 2008 with the launch of new mini and large excavators as well as telehandlers and compact loaders. Chris Sleight reports.
Compact utilities
Compact equipment manufacturer Komatsu Utility is updating and adding to its range of mini and midi excavators, adding features that will find favour with rental companies. Murray Pollok reports from the company’s production plant in Este, Italy.
Green equipment
A round-up of the latest gardening and landscaping equipment.
Wacker launches compact machines in US
Wacker Corp introduced its new Wacker Neuson range of dump trucks, excavators and compact loaders at the Rental Show in Las Vegas in mid-February.
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.
Closer
Bobcat has opened a major new production plant in the Czech Republic as part of the 'global regionalisation' of the business. Murry pollok reports from the factory at Dobris near Prague.
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