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3 Executive News Read about the latest industry events, including Beavers loose in Winchester, P.E.T. adds Snorkels, more Kubotas for Emmitt Plant, Lord achieves new quality standard, A-Plant places HGI order, and Brandon chooses Bona.


9 Expansion in the east Alan Guthrie visits Newmarket Plant Hire, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and is poised for further growth.


13 Visionary approach Nick Johnson appraises a host of new machines from JCB.


16 Construction showcase EHN reviews some of the new equipment unveiled at the recent Plantworx exhibition.


24 Handling demand While specialising in lifting machinery, Ash Site Equipment is diversifying its hire fleet. Alan Guthrie visits its Bacup facility.


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6 Market Watch EHN’s financial analyst, Nick Spoliar, reflects on the general election result and assesses the latest news from Speedy, Vp, Ashtead and HSS.


40 Spirit of Crosshire Jackhammer responds to an unusual customer complaint in light-hearted vein.


MARKET REPORT POWER TOOLS & CONSUMABLES


32 Culture of innovation Hilti is introducing several new additions to its range of power tools and related equipment, incorporating technological enhancements that, the manufacturer believes, offer considerable benefits to hirers and end users.


35 Latest products Check out our review of new tools targeted at hire fleets.


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JULY/AUGUST 2017


26 Vertikal revs up Silverstone proved to be a successful new location for the Vertikal Days event.


29 Mecalac speeds in Nick Johnson reports on the French manufacturer’s new high-speed excavators.


31 Set for growth Now part of Boels Rental, Supply UK has the resources to grow its operation. Alan Guthrie reports.


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