For Tool, Equipment and Plant Hire/Rental Professionals

Catch 22

Catch 22

11 May 2021

Wouldn’t it be good to have your entire equipment fleet out on hire? The strength of the bounce back shows that the answer is actually no.

The sharp rise in demand has led to a cha…

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JCB lifts green award

JCB lifts green award

11 May 2021

Providing further evidence of the impact that eco-friendly products are having, JCB has won an award recognising the environmental benefits of the electric variant of its Teletruk telescopic f…

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Construction stays strong

Construction stays strong

10 May 2021

Another month, another set of positive construction output figures. But with them come the now rather familiar caveats, too. 

UK construction companies responding to the Purchasing…

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Two Volvos for Tilsley

Two Volvos for Tilsley

10 May 2021

I keep hearing that mini excavators are in short supply but one company that’s managed to get its hands on two new Volvo machines is Tamworth-based Tilsley Plant Hire.

The business…

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Q&A: Iain MacDonald

Q&A: Iain MacDonald

7 May 2021

Iain MacDonald is sales director with the busy independent Eagle Plant Hire, which has depots in Glasgow and Edinburgh and recently added a Survey & Safety activity. Iain entered the indus…

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Calls for action

Calls for action

7 May 2021

One of the most widely read stories on the blog has been the cautionary tale about a hirer who fell victim to a fraudulent hire scam. 

Criminals use what is known as number spoofing…

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Stage V Kubota micros

Stage V Kubota micros

6 May 2021

Again highlighting the significance of the new Stage V engine emissions regulations, Kubota has launched two micro excavators equipped with compliant power units. 

Replacing the pop…

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Don’t let the grass grow

Don’t let the grass grow

5 May 2021

Demand for artificial turf to replace garden lawns is apparently booming. The number of people searching for information about it on the internet has risen sharply since the first lockdown.&nb…

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