SMT GB appoints Collins Plant Sales Ltd as its new utility equipment dealer

WITH its headquarters located in Ripley Derbyshire, Collins Plant Sales Ltd has been appointed as SMT GB’s utility equipment dealer covering Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire with immediate effect.  

Collins Plant Sales Ltd is a newly formed division of Collins Earthworks Group which has been established with the specific aim of marketing the Volvo range of utility equipment. This will include compact excavators from 1.5 to 9.0 tonnes, compact wheeled loaders up to 1m³ capacity and tandem rollers.

Sleator Plant secures multi-million-pound dumper deal

NORTHERN Ireland-based Sleator Plant, a specialist capital equipment provider to the construction and materials handing sectors, has secured a million-pound deal with CP Hire to add 95 Mecalac site dumpers (85 ROPS models, 10 cabbed units) to its fleet in 2019.

Set to be rented by site professionals across the British Isles, this move will not only considerably expand their fleet size, but also increase the availability of the latest dumper models and equipment technologies.

GYS launches its most powerful induction heating system

GYS, who are well known for their welding machines and battery charging equipment, also now make a range of four induction heaters.

Induction heating as a process is now becoming ever more popular as users discover its capabilities and safety advantages as it enables the application of heat without flame. The most recent introduction to the range, is the 16000 Watt Powerduction 160LG.

Birmingham college partners with HS2 to support women in construction

SOUTH & City College Birmingham has partnered with several organisations including HS2, Women into Construction, The West Midlands Combined Authority and Birmingham City Council to provide women with increased job opportunities in the construction industry.

Female students are currently being given the chance to participate in a six-week programme specifically designed to improve their employability prospects within the sector.

Master Lock launches Vault Enterprise

MASTER Lock, the global leader in security, has today launched an innovative business security management software called Vault Enterprise in Europe.

The software, in combination with Master Lock’s range of Bluetooth enabled hardware, provides business owners who manage many locks and many users with a convenient way to control access, oversee products and improve accountability. The Vault Enterprise innovation eliminates the cost, security risk and complexity of physical key management.

Festool CTM MIDI dust extractor: Top of the M class?

RETAILING at over £600, (though prices do vary) end users would be justified in expecting the Festool CTM MIDI 1 dust extractor to be packed full of class-leading features as well as efficient and safe dust extraction – and to cut a long story short it is exactly that, writes PETER BRETT.

In the few weeks I have used this machine, I have come to appreciate its many virtues, but I am finding it hard to make the all-important value for money judgement.

V-Tuf Mini Plus: Bigger and better but still within the budget

WHAT constitutes harmful dust on site (and in general) can still be a matter of opinion for some. Although a careful read of the relevant documents from the HSE should make it clear that most dusts should be treated with due care, fine wood and silica dusts – the ones most common on building sites, are considered very dangerous, writes PETER BRETT.

GAP goes for gold at Plantworx 2019

GAP HIRE Solutions will be on stand FB15 at Plantworx 2019, exhibiting the range of market-leading equipment available to hire from its eight divisions.

Plantworx is a biennial working exhibition dedicated to plant, tools and services. With a combination of live construction applications and working machinery, Plantworx offers an invaluable experience for everybody working in construction and associated industries.

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