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IN BRIEF

Rajmech orders 75 Case machines

NORTH West-based Rajmech Group has placed a multi-million pound order with J I Case for more than 75 machines, including 25 mini excavators. All of the machines will be used by the Groups Ridgway Rentals company.

Ridgway is not disposing of any older equipment to make way for the new machines: they are all additions to the fleet. The machines will go to support the opening of new depots in Lincoln and Watford.

Tyre efficiency

BRIDGESTONE is claiming major gains in performance and efficiency from its latest dump truck/loader tyre the V-Steel L-Traction (VLT). The 30/65R25 wide base VLT is designed for traction on wet and muddy surfaces, having just 86 per cent of the ground penetration of an equivalent 23.5R25 tyre.

Wagner change

WAGNER Mining and Construction Equipment, the US-based plant manufacturer that makes the biggest articulated dump trucks in the world, is changing its name. Owned by the Swedish Atlas Copco company since 1989, the firm is to be called Atlas Copco Wagner.

Platform cash

UNIVERSAL Aerial Platforms has invested 350,000 in UpRight powered access platforms for its hire operation in the south of England.

The deal includes 10 UpRight X26 scissor lifts, six SL30 narrow electric lifts and six of the smaller SL20 models.

Agency award

EURO Construction Equipment, of Rochester, Kent, has been awarded the sole agency for the UK and Ireland for Taets Hydraulic Pilebreakers. Taets was the original designer and manufacturer of the Acodeq Pilebreaker.