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JCB sees bullish results

5 January 2018 - Plant - admin - 2 Comments

  JCB shop floor employees have returned to work to a New Year pay rise of 3.9% and order books at their strongest in the company’s history. The 2018 increase, which is linked to November 2017’s Retail Price Index (RPI), is part of a three year wage deal and took effect from January 1st. It […]

Struggle to recruit at Hinkley point despite £70000 a year

4 January 2018 - Plant - admin - 3 Comments

Contractors and main contractors are expressing concern over recruitment of plant operators even though industry-leading pay rates on the project which could see skilled civil engineering operatives earn £70,000 a year. A lot of of the groundwork has now been completed on the site by a Kier BAM joint venture. Main civils contractor Laing O’Rourke (BYLOR) and […]

Intelligent JCBs set to cut emissions and save fuel

15 November 2017 - Plant - admin - Comments Off on Intelligent JCBs set to cut emissions and save fuel

  The software was created as part of the Off-Highway Intelligent Power Management (OHIPM) project – a collaboration between JCB, WMG and Pektron, part-funded by Innovate UK – which sought to create the next generation of JCB vehicles. Wanting to produce machines which emit fewer CO2 emissions, and to maintain their business performance in a changing […]

Morris Leslie has mass used plant sale

23 July 2015 - Plant - admin - Comments Off on Morris Leslie has mass used plant sale

Morris Leslie is having a  mass plant sale, the machines are being sold because of an upgrade in its fleet with new machines, the company expects to raise £20m through the sale of 300 telehandlers, 250 excavators and 150 dumpers and rollers. The sales of these used machines are because Morris Leslie has added 1,500 new […]