Monthly Archives: September 2010

Brokers urged to ‘up their game’ to reduce business failures

Two thirds of business fail within two years of a major insurance claim, according to independent broker Cowens Survival Capability. It believes many of the failures happen because the stricken companies had insurance policies that were inadequate or payouts were delayed by errors in paperwork.
The company believes brokers should take responsibility for some of [...]

Lavendon appoints new chairman

David Hollywood has tendered his resignation as chairman and a director of access specialist Lavendon Group, the parent company of Nationwide Access and EPL Skylift in the UK. His replacement as chairman will be John Standen, the company’s senior independent director.
In a statement Lavendon said Standen has considerable experience in chairing public company boards and [...]

Iron Planet hosts second internet cranes auction

More than 75 cranes have been entered for Iron Planet’s second on-line cranes auction on 29 September. The mobile, tower, truck-mounted and crawler cranes are located in Europe (Germany, Ireland and Spain), the US and the United Arab Emirates.
Star items include a 2005 Terex Demag AC80-2 all terrain unit from Spain and a 2008 [...]

SED’s got it covered - the only UK construction show in the 2011 calendar!

With summer over SED’s sales and marketing team are set to swing into action and are looking forward to celebrating SED’s 45th anniversary from the 17th - 19th May 2011 at its Rockingham Motor Speedway home in Corby, Northamptonshire.
SED is also the only UK ‘all action’ construction event in the exhibition calendar next year [...]

Portable Power to stock Weda pumps

Atlas Copco is moving the distribution of its Weda submersible pumps and accessories from its Construction Tools Division to the Portable Air Division.
Geert Follens, president of the Portable Air Division said: “The pump business has a lot of synergy with our current product offering, especially with our existing generator customer base in the construction, [...]

Plant market storing up problems

The UK’s plant market could be storing up problems for 2012, Colin Timms of Off-Highway Research has told plant manufacturers at a CEA Networking Day.
The company’s latest report predicts that the UK market (excluding cranes and compaction) will grow to around 17,500 units this year from a base which more than halved in size from [...]

Website answers Stage 3B questions

A bespoke website from Perkins’ is helping plant owners and specifiers get to grips with the Stage 3B emission legislation (Tier 4 Interim in the US). The new microsite is part of a wider campaign and designed as a one-stop-shop for the latest information from Perkins about the forthcoming legislation, the implications and the solutions [...]

ODA reject retrofitting DPFs

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) will not be retrofitting diesel particulate filters (DPFs) to machines on the Olympic Park as it is not cost effective.
The decision follows a cost benefit analysis of running the machines on ultra low sulphur diesel (ULSS) and then on the clean fuel plus retrofitted also with DPFs. ULSD [...]

Enhanced stability for Cat’s D Series minis

Caterpillar has upgraded its mini excavator range with the introduction of the D Series. The new range spans 3.5t to 5.5t operating weights and in line with Cat’s new policy the model designations 303.5D CR, 304D CR, 305D CR and 305.5D CR closely reflect the operating weight.
Wider undercarriages on the zero-tailswing 303.5D CR and [...]

UK tour promotes Snorkel’s orange revolution

Snorkel, which has just finished its rebranding exercise from UpRight Powered Access, is undertaking a two-week/2,000 mile road trip across the UK carrying out on-site product demonstrations at rental companies and resellers.
Many of the former UpRight lifts are now sold under the Snorkel banner - and the company has added new ranges of boom [...]