All roads lead to Scotland for construction equipment sector

Standout machines from many of the world’s largest construction equipment manufacturers will be on show at the Royal Highland Centre, near Edinburgh, on April 20 and 21 when ScotPlant 2018 gets underway.

The largest event in the Scottish plant industry calendar will see more than 150 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and innovations to hit the marketplace.

Visitors will have the opportunity to see the latest machines from the likes of JCB, Volvo, Liebherr, Case, Sandvik, Komatsu, Doosan, Hyundai, Takeuchi, Wacker Neuson and Kubota.

The event will mark the European debut of the new Hyundai HX130 LCR crawler excavator, which will make an appearance on the Young Plant Sales stand. The machine is the third compact-radius excavator in Hyundai’s HX series product line.

JCB has confirmed its brand new X-Series 20-tonne excavators will be on show, while ScotPlant debutants Molson Green will unveil the Sennebogen 817E, a compact purpose-built material handler specifically designed for use in tight or indoor environments.

The new Takeuchi TB225 towable mini excavator will take centre-stage on the manufacturer’s stand, while TDL Equipment has confirmed it will use ScotPlant to announce a new Scottish partnership with Mecalac.

Attachments specialist Miller UK will mark “40 years of innovation”, while Access Platform Sales, the official UK distributor for Hinowa tracked booms, will be showing off the recently-released Hinowa Lightlift 13.70, a 13m tracked boom, and its larger counterpart, the Lightlift 20.10.

Marubeni-Komatsu returned to ScotPlant two years ago following a 14-year absence. The firm is back again with a line-up that includes the new PC80MR-5 midi excavator, featuring an integrated counterweight and tight tail swing radius.

The thriving tiltrotator market will also be well served with exhibitors including Steelwrist UK, Engcon dealer JCC Group and Highland Hammer Hire, the recently appointed Scottish distributors for Rototilt.

ScotPlant 2018 is free to attend. Visitors can register online at

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