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Construction Equipment

What Kit?Professional backhoe loaders, mini, skidsteer and tracked loaders, excavators, powered barrows and carriers for use by landscapers, local authorities, nurseries and hire centres in landscaping, construction, demolition, gardening, public green spaces and transporting materials.

Hyundai R17Z: variable undercarriage for easier access through narrow entrances - image: Hyundai

Mini excavators

When digging is required in a tight space the mini excavator comes into its own for landscape work, says Sally Drury.

Latest Construction Equipment Buyers Guides, Market reports & Reviews

Midi excavator: JCB’s 48Z-1 has 100 per cent steel bodywork and a sturdy dipper arm - image: JCB


Manufacturers are offering improved models to buy or hire for a wide range of landscaping works, Sally Drury explains.

Latest model: compact zero-tail swing mini U27-4 features the largest cab in its class


Having the right equipment is key to efficiency when carrying out ground works, Sally Drury explains.

Concrete saw: GS461 designed along principles of a chainsaw to cut up to 40cm deep - image: Stihl

Buyers' guide - Landscape machinery

The latest equipment has upped the ante on power, ease of use and fuel efficiency, Sally Drury reports.

What's new

Isolit-Bravo Mobarrow - image: HW

Isolit-Bravo Mobarrow

Another useful piece of kit for transporting tools and materials has been introduced by Isolit-Bravo.

Bobcat E10 Electric - image: Doosan Infracore

Bobcat E10 Electric excavator

Doosan Infracore's prototype E10 Electric one-tonne micro-excavator is a zero-emissions electric powertrain version of the popular Bobcat E10 model.

Bobcat E57W wheeled excavator - image: Bobcat

Bobcat E57W wheeled excavator

Building on the success of its previous E55W model, Bobcat has launched the E57W Stage IIIB-compliant wheeled excavator.

JCB Loadall telescopic handlers - image: JCB

JCB Loadall telescopic handlers

Engineers at JCB have created a compact "one can" solution ensuring that the company's Loadall telescopic handlers meet Stage IV/Tier 4 Final emissions rules. The engine's efficient combustion means there is no need for an expensive diesel particulates filter and its additional service requirements, so there is just an SCR system to reduce NOx.

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