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PEAT BEAT

Glasgow contractor and hirer AB2000 has bought the first low ground pressure Cat 312 excavator in the country from dealer Finning. The excavator, a 14.5-tonne machine fitted with 55-inch pads, is being used to extract peat for the extension of Highland Spring's buildings at Blackford, Perthshire. The machine will be operating on the Forth and Clyde canal development.

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