Discovering Sustainable and Practical Tool Hire and Plant Hire Opportunities

Previous Posts - July 2021

Loads of sustainability

Loads of sustainability

28 July 2021

The latest launch from Tufftruk has strong green credentials due not only to the nature of the machine itself, but also in aspects of the way it is produced. 

The battery powered Tr…

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Green screed

Green screed

28 July 2021

Battery powered products can offer great operational versatility and more hire options. Reinforcing this once again is the BV 30i screed just launched by Husqvarna Construction Products.

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Electric machines drive new opportunities

Electric machines drive new opportunities

27 July 2021

It’s clear that many equipment manufacturers are working hard to develop green machines to meet the growing demand for sustainable solutions.

Indeed, an earlier post on the blog re…

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Enter the Chardis

Enter the Chardis

26 July 2021

Because AJC EasyCabin’s unit for recharging battery powered tools resembles Dr Who’s Tardis time travel machine, it’s perhaps not surprising that it’s been nicknamed th…

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CMA studies EV charging

CMA studies EV charging

23 July 2021

Posts about the practicalities of electric vehicles are popular on the blog, and the topic has cropped up again with an announcement from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

The…

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Mobile Mini's big bird boxes

Mobile Mini's big bird boxes

22 July 2021

Organisations are increasingly aware of their ESG (environment, social and government) obligations in terms of sustainability but an important aspect that can be overlooked is protecting wider…

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Drive towards non-diesel

Drive towards non-diesel

21 July 2021

There’s fresh impetus in the drive towards the sourcing of green construction equipment from hire companies in the future. 

The Construction Leadership Council has published a…

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Fast results from Snorkel

Fast results from Snorkel

21 July 2021

Interest in sustainable equipment is certainly growing strongly. Only last week Snorkel officially launched the latest additions to its range of battery powered compact rough terrain scissor l…

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Highway to zero

Highway to zero

20 July 2021

Rather appropriately perhaps, Hghways England has issued a roadmap - in the form of plans to achieve net zero throughout the organisation by 2050. 

The agency has committed to achie…

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A precious resource

A precious resource

19 July 2021

Recently I reported on software giant Microsoft’s plans to lower its carbon footprint, including its intention to become water positive – replenishing more water than it consumes o…

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Red diesel, silver lining?

Red diesel, silver lining?

16 July 2021

There’s more evidence that prices are going one way for the foreseeable future. 

The UK inflation rate reached 2.5% in the year to June, which is higher than the Bank of Engla…

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Five green Snorkels

Five green Snorkels

15 July 2021

Snorkel has commenced full production on five lithium-ion battery powered, compact rough terrain scissor lifts offering eco-friendly operation and reduced running costs.

These new RTE el…

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Are you water positive?

Are you water positive?

14 July 2021

A common theme on the blog is that going green isn’t only about sustainable equipment and ticking boxes on tender forms. It involves all aspects of an organisation’s operation.&nbs…

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Tyres that are green

Tyres that are green

14 July 2021

Vehicle tyres aren’t green. It’s not that they’re invariably black: it’s because they’re apparently not the most environmentally friendly of things.

Tyres a…

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On track with Speedy for sustainability

On track with Speedy for sustainability

13 July 2021

Prospective suppliers bidding for major public sector contracts above £5m a year must commit to be net zero by 2050 under new Government measures.

Companies need to have policies i…

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MHM goes HVO

MHM goes HVO

12 July 2021

The MHM Group has confirmed that all its diesel powered machines, principally generators and lighting towers, are now fully compatible with HVO fuel. 

As mentioned previously on the…

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GAP goes paper-free

GAP goes paper-free

12 July 2021

GAP Group has announced plans to go paper-free by introducing software to digitise its operations. 

The Glasgow-based independent hire business is introducing a mobile solution call…

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Modular wash bay system

Modular wash bay system

9 July 2021

Going eco-friendly means that tool hirers and end users need to look closely at every aspect of their operations, and that includes the washing down of plant and machinery. 

Odour &…

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Green secure storage

Green secure storage

8 July 2021

Going green isn’t just about reducing emissions from engine-driven machinery. It involves every element in the manufacture and supply of all products and services. 

Metal and…

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Dig electric vehicles

Dig electric vehicles

8 July 2021

The rise of electric road transport could bring more benefits to hirers than might at first be imagined.

The Government is being urged to speed up the take-up of such vehicles by encoura…

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Sustainable benefits

Sustainable benefits

7 July 2021

Sustainability is now recognised as a key consideration by investors, shareholders and other business stakeholders. Indeed, embracing green obligations is an integral part of meeting corporate…

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CPA counts down to zero

CPA counts down to zero

6 July 2021

The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) is urging its members and the wider construction industry to participate in an open dialogue on the topic of net zero. 

The association…

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HVO on a large scale

HVO on a large scale

5 July 2021

It might be on a scale that’s beyond most tool hirers and plant hirers, but a piling rig fuelled by hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) , which was demonstrated on an HS2 construction site…

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Nixon adds MHM lights

Nixon adds MHM lights

2 July 2021

Nixon Hire is adding to its fleet of sustainable equipment having invested in a fleet of emission-free ST-9 lighting towers from the MHM Group.

The diesel-free machine operates from a co…

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Electric vehicle trials

Electric vehicle trials

1 July 2021

It’s all happening in Coventry. Not only did its year as the UK City of Culture kick off in May, but it’s also running a two-year project to provide electric vehicles for local org…

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