The latest plant reviews and advice from our team

How construction has adapted to COVID-19 Feature 1 month ago

How construction has adapted to COVID-19

Since Prime Minister Boris Johnson singled out the construction industry for his ‘get back to work’ message, companies have been working out how they can operate safely. Here we explore how Willmott Dixon has made changes to adapt to COVID-19...
The Mighty Caterpillar Tops The Ranks! News 8 months ago

The Mighty Caterpillar Tops The Ranks!

The 2018 Interbrand rankings are out and for the 17th year in a row, they’ve made the top 100 with a ranking of #82 and an overall brand value of $5.73 billion. Caterpillar is also listed as a top 10 growing brand with an 18% increase for the year. Caterpillar has been named a best global brand by Interbrand, and we couldn’t be more proud.
What's a demolition operative and how do I be one? Guide 9 months ago

What's a demolition operative and how do I be one?

If you’re looking to get into the UK construction sector - an industry worth more than £64.7 billion - then becoming a demolition operative is an excellent choice. As a demolition operative, you’ll work alongside other construction professionals and have many opportunities to advance your career.
What's a plant mechanic and how do I be one? Guide 10 months ago

What's a plant mechanic and how do I be one?

If you’re looking for a job in the construction industry, then you’ve no doubt come across the role of plant mechanic. Plant mechanics are essential to the UK’s £64.7 billion-per-year construction industry, making up an important part of the 2.2 million-strong workforce employed in the sector. But what is it that they do? And how can you become one?
What's a plant operator and how do I be one? Guide 10 months ago

What's a plant operator and how do I be one?

The construction industry is one of the largest sectors of the UK economy, employing 2.2 million people and generating an output of £64.7 billion annually. Right now, there’s a demand for plant operators. But what is a plant operator, and how do you become one?
Insuring Your Owned & Hired-In Plant & Machinery Guide 10 months ago

Insuring Your Owned & Hired-In Plant & Machinery

Without your machinery, you can’t do your job, it’s that simple. None of us can predict what the future holds, but whether you own your own machinery or hire it in, the right insurance will give you the essential cover you require.
What's a plant engineer and how do I be one? Guide 11 months ago

What's a plant engineer and how do I be one?

The UK construction sector is worth more than £64 billion and employs over 2.2 million people. It’s an enormous industry and an excellent place for many people to find productive and enjoyable employment. Firms in the industry regularly need plant engineers. But what is a plant engineer? And how do you become one? Let’s take a look.
10 JCB facts! Feature 11 months ago

10 JCB facts!

JCB has recently published a series of facts through their JCB Explore page, a site designed to make the company’s history, products, and services more accessible and easily understood by all. Here are ten interesting facts as provided directly by JCB...
What's a crane operator and how do I be one?	Guide 11 months ago

What's a crane operator and how do I be one?

The UK construction sector is a thriving industry, estimated to be worth more than £64.7 billion to the economy annually. Crane operators are vital to the industry because they have the skills employers need to perform heavy lifting on worksites. But what is a crane operator? And how do you become one?
What's a forklift driver and how do I be one? Guide 1 year ago

What's a forklift driver and how do I be one?

If you want a career in the UK construction industry, then becoming a forklift truck driver is a great way to gain entry to the sector. Forklift trucks are ubiquitous on building sites, and there’s a lot of demand for people who can drive them. By becoming a forklift truck driver, you’ll join the 2.2 million people already employed in the UK construction industry.
JCB's destined for Diggerland News 1 year ago

JCB's destined for Diggerland

JCB is getting ready to make its grand appearance at Diggerland, a host of construction themed theme parks throughout Kent, Devon, Durham, and Yorkshire. With them, they’re bringing 24 JCB 134 skid steer loaders to open up a new test-driving experience for all the park’s attendants.
Guide 1 year ago

What's a plant manager and how do I be one?

If you’re looking to get into the £64.7 billion construction industry - a sector that employs more than 2.2 million people - then you will no doubt have come across the role of “plant manager.” But what exactly is a plant manager? And how do you become one?
How to write a plant Machinery advert… Advice 1 year ago

How to write a plant machinery advert…

It's important to put time into writing an advert to sell your plant machinery because a good advert can help you sell your equipment faster and get more money. Clear and high-quality photos are critical, however so is the text to describe the machinery in your ad. Here's our guide to help you write the perfect advert...
Review 1 year ago

JCB JS130 Tracked Excavator review

Following a long legacy of expert tracked excavator designs, the JCB JS130 LC includes technological and performance improvements, that the manufacturer has been perfecting for 48 years. This excavator has been designed and tested to offer improvements to productivity, without compromise. We take a closer look at the JCB JS130 LC, to see what JCB has learned over the past five decades, and how they’ve implemented it in their latest machine.