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Category Archives: DIGGER MAN BLOG

#Diggingthedream with E. Corr Plant Hire

Taking a look back at another one of my Earthmovers Magazine articles now and bringing it to life on the internet, with this feature on Hertfordshire based E. Corr Plant Hire.  Like many a young man before him Eugene Corr travelled across to England in the early 1960’s for better work prospects and quickly established…
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Going Underground with Sandvik

As I am still in Finland as I write this, I thought I would take a quick look at another brand of kit that has a strong presence here in the country, Sandvik and in particular, something we don’t get to see very often, their underground trucks. The TH663i is the manufacturers largest unit, the…
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Industry leading features for Next Gen Cat mini excavators

As promised earlier this week, here we come with a brief look at the all new Next Generation Cat Mini Excavator range, which I will cover in more detail in a future edition of Earthmovers Magazine. The long awaited Next Gen range of Caterpillar mini excavators feature 5 x models in the 1 – 2…
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What ever happened to the “Little Swan” ?

In 2015 giant Chinese construction equipment manufacturer XCMG launched a remote-controlled mini excavator which it nicknamed the Little Swan, looking like a little toy one has to wonder if it was ever really a serious proposition. The XE15R “Little Swan” measured just 1.35m high, was 1.08 wide and had a 100m wireless range of operation.…
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