TDL Equipment makes Sany breakthrough


TDL Equipment 

The first Sany excavator to be sold in Scotland has started work with Highland business Shaw Plant Hire.

The Sutherland-based hire and heavy haulage firm opted for the 7.5t SY75c, the smallest in the Chinese manufacturer’s excavator range, in the landmark sale by UK distributor TDL Equipment. The deal was made at last month’s Black Isle Show.

The mono boom machine, which has an Isuzu four-cylinder engine and Kawasaki hydraulics, was described as “the perfect choice” for Shaw which wanted a combination of stability and power to work in tough and often boggy conditions. Its first job was to help build access roads on a large substation and hydro project at Bonar Bridge, 40 miles north of Inverness, working for BAM Construct UK.

Mark Shaw, who founded the business five years ago, said he was “already more than impressed” with the new arrival. “It really is a powerful machine and very smooth to operate.”

Based at Ardgay, Shaw Plant Hire runs a fleet of midi excavators and heavy haulage equipment to service contracting and hire projects and has recently expanded to respond to an increase in large infrastructure projects in the area.



parkerTankersley, Sheffield UK, December 2014 – TDL Equipment are pleased to announce their appointment by Parker Plant as UK distributors for their tracked crushing and screening products.

While TDL will be the main interface with Parker, TDL’s sister Ballyvesey companies of Sleator Plant and Scotia plant will cover distribution in Northern Ireland and Scotland respectively.

The group will provide sales and support for Parker’s range of jaw, cone and impact crushers and the full line of screening products.

Cameron Watson, Ballyvesey’s Construction Equipment Divisions Managing Director , commented “We are delighted to add such a well-respected, reliable product range to our growing portfolio.”

TDL Equipment are the official UK distributor of Terex® trucks, Genie® telehandlers, Atlas® material handlers, wheeled excavators, and wheel loaders, Ammann compaction equipment and
Yanmar mini/ midi excavators and tracked dumpers.



sanyTankersley Sheffield UK, December 2014 – TDL Equipment are pleased to announce their appointment by Sany Germany GmbH as UK distributors for their excavator products.

TDL Equipment will cover distribution in England, Scotland and Wales (excluding Ireland) and will provide sales and support for the following models which are currently available in the UK – SY75C, SY135C, SY215C, SY235C, and SY335C, ranging from 7.5 ton to 37 ton.

Cameron Watson, Ballyvesey’s Construction Equipment Divisions Managing Director, commented :
“We are delighted to add a range of tracked excavators from one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction equipment to complement our existing portfolio.”


Malcolm Construction’s New Terex® Trucks


TANKERSLEY, ENGLAND, 17th OCTOBER 2013 – Malcolm Construction, a division of The Malcolm Group, has recently invested in two new Terex ® TA300 articulated trucks. The trucks have been involved in construction works for a large regeneration project in the east end of Glasgow, Scotland.

The two Terex trucks are painted in The Malcolm Group’s unique livery and will be added to Malcolm Construction’s already sizeable fleet of more than 200 machines.

According to Darren Gilmour, General Manager at Malcolm Construction, most projects – including the site where the TA300 trucks are currently working – now have a cut and fill balance to avoid the need for landfill. “Where muck has to go distances in excess of 200 metres within sites we prefer to utilise dump trucks as this provides speed and efficiency to meet program and cost implications. For example, the trucks on site in the east end of Glasgow are moving clay-type materials from cut areas of the job approximately 200-300 metres away. We chose to use the TA300 truck on this project because previous experience has shown us that its robustness makes it one of the market leaders.”

Talking about the purchase of the trucks, Andrew Malcolm, CEO of The Malcolm Group, said: “We originally reached out to three truck manufacturers. In the end, we chose Terex because we have had a successful relationship for many years with the Motherwell factory and its UK distributor, TDL Equipment. The customer support and parts back up we receive is second-to-none and the trucks are reliable and fuel-efficient, which are vital components when you’re running successful projects on budget.”

Kenny Price, Sales Manager at TDL Equipment, said: “The Malcolm Group is one of the leading providers in logistics, construction and maintenance services throughout the UK, so we are delighted to continue our relationship with them. The new TA300 trucks should provide a reduction in operating costs versus the outgoing TA30 trucks while maintaining the performance advantages the Terex trucks are known for. TDL’s service support team always works closely with Malcolm’s plant engineers and the local factory, ensuring any issues are resolved promptly and any customer feedback is acted on by Terex.

“Everyone who works alongside Malcolm Construction knows that it operates a fuel efficient fleet that is reliable and helps deliver projects on time and on budget. We’re pleased that the Terex trucks meet their high standards in this regard,” said Price.


Longcliffe Quarries returns to its roots


Terex Construction, through UK distributor TDL Equipment, has recently supplied the first Terex® rigid haul truck to enter service with Longcliffe Quarries for more than 25 years.

Previously, the company, which extracts high quality limestone from its two quarries in the Derbyshire Peak District, had used R50 trucks but then went on to use 50- and 60-tonne capacity trucks from a rival manufacturer before the purchase of the new truck.

Excellent performance and fuel returns from a demonstration unit led Longcliffe to place an order for the 65-tonne capacity truck.

The Terex rigid truck met all requirements set out by the quarry management. Quarry Manager, Ian McDonald, explains that the operation has a specific requirement for its haul trucks. “We need the truck to be able to run under our front line shovels but also require it to be able to be loaded by our smaller wheeled loaders when moving waste material. Terex was the only manufacturer able to give us a low enough body yet retain the payload requirement.”

Another determining factor was the physical width of the truck. The quarry is bisected by the B5056 with the quarry faces accessed via a narrow tunnel passing under the road. “We needed a truck that could fit through the tunnel and yet again Terex was the only manufacturer that could meet our requirements,” explains Mr McDonald.

As with the rest of the Longcliffe fleet, the TR70 sports the company’s corporate colour scheme. Being painted on the production line at the Terex facility in Newhouse, Scotland, meant the Terex truck was able to be put to work straight away. “The finish on the paintwork is excellent!” commented Mr McDonald “Previous vehicles from other suppliers have had to be stripped down and repainted in our workshops causing delays to getting the vehicle into action. This wasn’t an issue with Terex.”

Along with the special paint scheme, Longcliffe also specified various safety features including a hydraulically folding access step and the TDL360 degree surround camera system, provided by distributor. The revolutionary system provides a bird’s eye view of the truck and its working environment on the in-cab colour screen and eliminates any potential blind-spots around the vehicle. The system utilises four standard cameras mounted to the front, off and near side and one at the rear.

Longcliffe also specified the TR70 with the extended oil change facility offered by TDL. Engine oil and filter life is extended by at least four times resulting in reduced oil usage and disposal cost. Another potential cost saving option has also been fitted to the TR70, the TDL Tyre Monitoring system. Tyres and their maintenance cover a large proportion of the trucks running costs and TDL believes the Tyre Monitor can reduce these costs by monitoring pressures every 15 minutes and alerting the operator should any tyre drop or exceed a certain pressure. Alerts are brought up on the in-cab monitor and scans can also be sent via TDL Telematics to the maintenance teams via email or text message.

Ian McDonald concludes: “We are extremely pleased with both the package and service we have had from Terex and TDL. Our operators are very pleased with the new truck and the fuel returns are looking promising. It meets 100% of our requirements; what more could we ask for?”