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  • Hitachi Zaxis 140W- Dillon Brothers

    Call them what you will; mobile excavators, wheeled excavators or even ducks, the use wheeled excavators has increased massively over the last decade in the UK. Once the preserve of road maintenance teams, better site infrastructure and better off road abilities has seen the wheeled excavator market boom. Add into the mix the popularity of […]

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    Atlas BIGFOOT 140 Wheeled Excavator

    German excavator manufacturer Atlas has a long-held reputation for providing reliable and well-built excavators and material handlers for its customers across the globe.  Whilst many will recognise the orange and grey equipment in scrap yards, they have also been manufacturing a range of crawler and wheeled excavators at their Ganderkesee plant for over 100 years. […]

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    Swedish Black Beauty

    After his family and snowmobiling Jimmy Väisänen’s biggest passion is operating heavy equipment, specifically larger machinery. Growing up in Gothenburg, Sweden, Jimmy’s first operating experience was on a wheel loader in his mid teens. After finishing school in 2009 he searched though job listings for many of the mines in Sweden, eventually landing a job […]

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    New Liugong 95t Excavator

    For contractors looking to add a 100-tonne class production excavator to their fleet, the list of manufacturers offering such a machine has just got a little longer. Liugong, a leader in China’s construction equipment industry, has recently added their 995F excavator into their European range with the first example coming into the well-known fleet of […]

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    Bringing in the heavy squad

    South Wales based KJ Services are probably best known for the work they undertake stripping and refurbishing construction and mining equipment at their vast HQ in Rhymney. Formed in 1970 as a plant hire provider, the company has diversified into a variety of sectors including contract crushing. Until recently, the core of their own hire […]

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    Vancouver marine habitat gets restoration

    Burrard Inlet has been used by Indigenous groups since time immemorial. Captain George Vancouver and his shipmate Sir Harry Burrard in 1792 described Burrard inlet as a relatively shallow coastal fjord separating Vancouver from the North Shore mountains. The Inlet runs directly east from the Strait of Georgia all the way to Port Moody, B.C. […]

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    World’s Largest Wheeled Loader

    The P&H L-2350, a 2,300hp behemoth, has arrived in Europe. Premiered by LeTourneau Technologies at the 2000 MINExpo in Las Vegas, it has taken 20 years for the first L-2350 to come to Europe. One of two new P&H L-series wheeled loaders recently commissioned at the Swedish Aitik copper mine, the other is an equally […]

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    Hitachi’s Captivating ‘Grizzly 2.0’ Takes Foyle & Marine Dredging to Another Level

    There’s something magical and mesmerising about observing man and machine operate in complete harmony. Having spent several days at the Port of Dundee in Scotland watching Foyle & Marine Dredging’s latest acquisition in action, a 180 tonne, 30m reach Hitachi EX1200 that goes by the name of Grizzly 2.0, we here at Awesome Earthmovers were […]

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    The leap in electric drive technology for Collins Earthworks

    The strive to offer more fuel-efficient construction equipment is pushing many leading manufacturers to develop hybrid and electric technology within their product ranges Caterpillar has been one of the leading lights in the field of reducing fuel consumption with the development of hybrid drive systems. 2010 saw the company launch the electric drive D7E, a […]

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    Trimble Earthworks equipped Bobcat T870 with grader attachment

    More and more contractors are now seeing the production benefits and taking the step into equipping machinery with UTS systems. Whether this be guidance systems or going the whole hog and taking full machine control options, the market is quickly moving away from being just for large contracts with smaller companies seeing the benefits available […]

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