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JCB delegation visits Mannai Heavy Equipment
'The Qatari market is one of the fastest growing in the world at the moment,' said a Mr. Mike Yates- JCB District Sales Manager Middle East, 'and we wanted to get to know Mannai HED, our partners in Qatar, better. This was also a great opportunity to gather first hand market intelligence,' he said, explaining the visit.
JCB is one of the world's top four manufacturers of heavy construction equipment.
With humble beginnings, starting out of a garage in 1945, today JCB produces more than 160 different models of machinery in some of the world's finest engineering factories across 5 continents.


Heavy Equipment Burglaries
Kansas, USA
Local heavy equipment and machinery companies are putting their guard up after a string of burglaries. Police say thieves stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment beginning several weeks ago.
Companies like Victor L Phillips, White Star and Foley Rental all report losing everything from backhoes to skid loaders. The thieves broke in through secured fences, literally drove the machinery through the fence and loaded up the equipment onto a stolen semi-truck.
The damage to the yards is totaling in the thousands of dollars.


Deere expands with joint venture in China
Deere & Company says it is expanding its global presence with a joint venture in China.
The Moline-based farm equipment maker says it has signed an agreement to own 50% of Xuzhou Xuwa Excavator Machinery Company.
The Chinese company is a leading manufacturer of construction equipment and is a subsidiary of Xuzhou Bohui Science and Technology Development.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Skid steer loaders and forklift trucks from Hyundai Construction Equipment
Hyundai Construction Equipment specialises in providing premium heavy earth moving equipment like excavators, loaders, skid steer loaders and forklift trucks for usage in a wide range of industries. The skid steer loaders available from Hyundai Construction Equipment come in two configurations. The HSL650-7 model comes with standard hand throttle lever, console, auxiliary piping, dual element air cleaner, vandalism protection and spark arresting muffler. Optional equipment provided for this model by Hyundai Construction Equipment include enclosure cabin, fenders, heaters, master switch, self levelling system, pre cleaners and back up alarm.
With a Kubota V2203M engine, this model enables the operator to concentrate on manoeuvring and lifting tasks for fast cycle times. Maintenance of the wheel loaders from Hyundai Construction Equipment is easier with removable oil coolers and swingable tailgates that facilitate easy and regular engine, battery and oil level checks.


Rush Enterprises, Inc. Appoints James C. Underwood to Board
SAN ANTONIO, March 3, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Rush Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq:RUSHA) (Nasdaq:RUSHB), which operates the largest network of heavy- and medium-duty truck dealerships in North America and a John Deere construction equipment dealership in Houston, Texas, announced that James C. Underwood was appointed to the Board of Directors of Rush Enterprises, Inc. on February 21, 2008.

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