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  • Moving Dirt, The Alberta Way

    Richardson Brother’s (Olds) Ltd Early Beginnings – Richardson Brother’s (Olds) Ltd Founded in 1952 by Charles and Jack Richardson, Richardson Brother’s (Olds) Ltd began like many other family operated construction companies with a few pieces of equipment and small crew of people. Richardson Brother’s first piece of equipment was a Dresser TD7 dozer, working in […]

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    First CAT 395 in the UK

    The largest excavator in Caterpillar’s Next Gen range, the 395, has recently landed on UK shores with Barnsley based quarrying and landfill operator Catplant becoming the lucky recipient. With an operating weight of 104 tonnes, the 395 is the latest in a long line of large Caterpillar excavators used at the quarry over the last […]

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    People plant interface with FTC Group.

    In this issue we have looked at various aspects of keeping machinery safe on site. In this feature we look at Midlands based FTC Group and how they can keep your operatives safe when working alongside your machines. FTC Group run a small but highly qualified team and pride themselves on their specialist knowledge of […]

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    3D Connected site for Fred Champion Groundworks by Peter Haddock

    Established in 1983, Fred Champion Groundworks is now one of the largest contractors in the South East of England, building a great reputation from its origins in Cornwall to expand its portfolio of customers and projects. And the business is now looking to a future of threes that includes 3D enabled engineers, 3D models and […]

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    Natural Resources Wales (NRW) are the principal adviser to Welsh Government

    For the past two decades or so, the UK seems to have suffered from excessive rainfall causing extensive flooding and damage to properties. The call from the public for dredging of rivers and more robust flood defences has been met with arguments from environmentalists quite rightly saying that developments on and around flood plains and […]

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    Sennebogen Scrap Kings

    Redditch based Ashvin Metals Midlands Ltd. take delivery of a new Sennebogen 830 E scrap handler supplied by Molson Green as they invest to increase operating efficiency. Like many other industries, scrap metal recyclers were not spared as the repercussions on the COVID pandemic filtered through to the global markets. At the height of the […]

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    Kent based remediation and crushing specialists KKB Group

    With suitable building land in the South East in short supply and the demand for more and more housing outstripping availability, regeneration of former industrial land is an increasing solution for the housing crisis. Demand for building land in Northfleet has seen developers purchase land adjacent to the Thames once occupied by the huge cement […]

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    COLLINS EARTHWORKS 637K SCRAPERS

    As one of the largest earthmoving contractors in the UK, Collins Earthworks has hit the headlines on a number of occasions over the past few years. They were the first company in the UK to take the Volvo A60H truck and were also first on the large excavator front with the EC750E and EC950F. Caterpillar […]

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    Millions added to used equipment values with the move to timed online auctions

    When the pandemic struck the UK in 2020 and the first lockdown put in place, the UK operation of global used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros switched all its auctions to online only. Ritchie Bros made the swift change possible thanks to previous investments the business had made in their timed auction system to sell smaller lots like hand tools and accessories.  This […]

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    FROM SIMULATION TO REMOTE CONTROL STATION.

    by Peter Haddock  Operators are in short supply, the average age of those in the industry is creeping up, and we need to act now to prevent serious problems in the future. We have to attract more people into the industry and train them to operate the ever-advancing technology-packed plant coming into the market.  One […]

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