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British athlete jumping for joy after landing JCB sponsorship

British athlete jumping for joy after landing JCB sponsorship A British athlete who triple jumps further than the fully extended boom on one of JCB’s biggest Loadalls has an extra spring in his step today – after landing a sponsorship deal from digger maker JCB. Ben Williams, 27, of Newcastle, Staffordshire, became British Triple Jump …

John Deere is extending the 20,000 hour 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader warranty

John Deere is extending the 20,000 hour 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader warranty Confident in the strength and long-lasting design of its machines, John Deere is extending the eight-year/20,000-hour power electronic components warranty on the 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader. The warranty supports John Deere’s commitment to the durability and reliability of its popular 944K Hybrid Wheel …

New StreetLight Data machine learning tech delivers US granular traffic metrics

New StreetLight Data machine learning tech delivers US granular traffic metrics StreetLight Data, Inc, the leader in Big Data analytics for mobility, has long offered Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) metrics, a critical tool for transportation professionals analyzing infrastructure projects, estimating road safety or seeking highway funds. Today, for the first time, the company is …

Common mistakes that increase machine downtime

Common mistakes that increase machine downtime Keeping machines up and running – and earning – is of utmost importance and here are five of the most common unnecessary maintenance issues that affect machine downtime and how to avoid them. Not reading the operator’s manual Volvo machines include a whole host of features designed to enhance …

ELE shortlisted for British Engineering Excellence Award

ELE shortlisted for British Engineering Excellence Award ELE International has been shortlisted for the British Engineering Excellence Awards 2019. ELE’s selection relates to the development of a new soils testing instrument, which will compete in the ‘New Mechanical Product of the Year’ category. The new AUTO Soils Consolidator (ASC) has been developed for the construction …

NEBOSH unveils updated new-look General Certificate

NEBOSH unveils updated new-look General Certificate The most trusted health and safety qualifications in the world – the NEBOSH National and International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety – have been updated with the input of 3,000 of the sectors leading experts and organisations. Listening to what businesses needed their managers to know and …

New Beijing International Airport gets precision aprons with Wirtgen Slipform Pavers

New Beijing International Airport gets precision aprons with Wirtgen Slipform Pavers Four Wirtgen slipform pavers are playing an important part in the construction of the apron area for the new Beijing International Airport. The airport is scheduled to start operations on September 30, 2019, Beijing New International Airport and is predicted to be the world’s …

JCB set new records for turnover, machine sales and earnings in 2018

JCB set new records for turnover, machine sales and earnings in 2018 JCB set new records for turnover, machine sales and earnings in 2018 as global markets for construction equipment and agricultural machinery remained strong, the company announced today. Staffordshire-based J C Bamford Excavators Ltd revealed that its sales turnover in 2018 rose by 22% …

New Caterpillar D3 Series Skid Steer and Compact Track Loaders rolled out

New Caterpillar D3 Series Skid Steer and Compact Track Loaders rolled out Caterpillar has announced today the release of 16 new Cat® D3 Series Skid Steer Loader (SSL) and Compact Track Loader (CTL) models. These new machines advance the D and D2 Series’ reputation for quality, comfort, and performance and deliver improvements in operator experience, …

Womble Bond Dickinson looks at the consultation paper for building safety reforms

Womble Bond Dickinson looks at the consultation paper for building safety reforms In June 2019 the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) issued a consultation paper entitled Building a Safer Future: Proposals for Reform of the Building Safety Regulatory System. The consultation period closed at the end of July but it is very …

Custom Sealcoating solution maximises productivity for Utah’s Morgan Pavement

Custom Sealcoating solution maximises productivity for Utah’s Morgan Pavement There aren’t enough hours in a day. Every sealcoat operator, manager, and company president has found themselves thinking this at one point or another. Even without unexpected equipment breakdowns, weather delays or staffing shortfalls, there are plenty of small things that eat away at productivity, leaving …

CASE sell their first Stage V construction machine into Ireland

CASE sell their first Stage V construction machine into Ireland McCormack Demolition, based near Belfast, Northern Ireland, has just taken receipt of the first Stage V CASE machine sold in Ireland. The CASE CX90D excavator was prepared and sold by CASE dealer Cowan Bros NI Ltd, also based near Belfast. The CASE CX90D excavator will …

Expert advice on the Construction VAT reverse charge set to impact the UK

Expert advice on the Construction VAT reverse charge set to impact the UK You have probably heard about VAT changing for the construction industry later this year, but some of the information about those changes can be very complex for non-tax-experts. This article prepared by transatlantic legal firm Womble Bond Dickinson, aims to give you …

John Deere wheels out powerful new L-Series Loaders

John Deere wheels out powerful new L-Series Loaders Designed for the toughest and most demanding work sites, the new John Deere Class Production Class L-Series loaders offer customers the power and comfort they need on the job. Three models — including the 744L, 824L and 844L— are equipped with a roomier cab, new electrohydraulic (EH) …

VolvoCE Masters Competition is the toughest challenge for Construction Technicians

VolvoCE Masters Competition is the toughest challenge for Construction Technicians Over the course of three years and many challenges of nerve and knowledge, more than 3,200 technicians from across the globe are whittled down to a team of just three victors. As a test of grit, stamina and teamwork, there is nothing else that compares …

Wirtgen W150CF mills the way for new Bus Rapid Transit in Torreón, Mexico

Wirtgen W150CF mills the way for new Bus Rapid Transit in Torreón, Mexico A Wirtgen W150CF compact milling machine, equipped with new 1,800-mm milling drum assembly, mills the entire road pavement along the main city corridor in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico, for the implementation of a brand new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. Milling prepares the …

Liebherr will unveil their latest Construction Machinery in Finland at the 2019 Maxpo

Liebherr will unveil their latest Construction Machinery in Finland at the 2019 Maxpo The Liebherr Group is present at Finland´s largest trade fair for construction machinery Maxpo, which is held from 5 to 7 September in Hyvinkää. On stand A 60, measuring 1.480 m2, Liebherr offers trade visitors a range of construction machinery from the …

MAJOR optimizes Flex-Mat performance with improved crown curve calculation

MAJOR optimizes Flex-Mat performance with improved crown curve calculation MAJOR, a leading global manufacturer of high-performance wire screening media, introduces a new crown curve calculation and updated crown curve adaptors. This addition offers customers even greater performance from the company’s tensioned Flex-Mat® High Vibration Wire Screens and other screen media products on screen decks originally …