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JCB Digger Builds Romanian Lions New Home

A giant JCB digger has been drafted in to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park at Branton to create what bosses at the attraction expect to be a unique facility.

The JCB has been used for lifting and moving huge rocks around the site to create what will be called The Lion Country.

Operations director at the park, Neville Williams, said the enclosure would be surrounded by banked walkways which allow visitors to look down into the cage. There will also be a bridge over the lions’ home.

The lions’ enclosure will be bounded by a four metre high fence and a ditch.

The lions were rescued from a run down zoo in Romania where they faced an uncertain future living in inadequate facilities. They were flown to the UK to start a new life at the park. Believed to be the largest big cat rescue ever, park directors initiated a campaign through the charity Wildlife Heritage Foundation to raise £150,000 to save the lions back in August after learning of their plight at Oradea Zoo.

The park’s contractor, North Eastern Plant, brought in a JCB JS460 tracked excavator, weighing in at 46 tonnes, to unload and position up to 10 large rocks weighing 12 to 20 tonnes.

North Eastern Plant boss Jim Turner said: “The JS460 is proving an essential piece of kit to enable us to safely and efficiently move the enormous pieces of stone into position and further develop the area for the lions.”

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March 25, 2010 at 10:00 am | Digger Hire | No comment

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When Diggers Go Crazy

Two men have admitted stealing diggers from a building site and causing up to £6,000 of damage as they raced them through an area of Glasgow.

Kevin Barr, 21, and Garry Rooney, 18, stole the vehicles from Cruden Building Site in Drumchapel in December 2009.

They were caught by police drinking inside the diggers after destroying a church wall and several street lights.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court, sentence on Barr and Rooney was deferred and both were remanded in custody.

The pair, who are being held in Polmont Young Offenders Institution, also admitted driving dangerously and striking street lights, a fence, a wall and an electricity box and stealing boots and jackets from a portable cabin at the site.

We shouldn’t find this story amusing, but with the maximum speed of a digger around 4-5km per hour, we can’t imagine them exactly speeding around the streets of Glasgow!

March 11, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Digger Hire | No comment

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Diggers – Fun for all the Family

Diggers are not only great on jobs, they’re also great for entertaining the kids!

March 5, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Digger Hire | No comment

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Health and Safety in the TopDiggers Office…

We don’t do things by halves at TopDiggers.com, diggers, excavators, JCBs…health and safety is also a big priority. That’s why Matt in the office takes it upon himself to make sure he’s well covered if a stray lever arch file falls on his head, or a leaky biro bursts on his clothes…

Anyway, here’s Matt saying hello during his mid afternoon tea break. It’s a look that could catch on…maybe.

Health and Safety in the office

February 24, 2010 at 11:13 am | Digger Hire | No comment

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Diggers Excavators

Diggers excavators are the best thing to use when there’s tonnes of stuff that needs shifting and time is of the essence. Our diggers can lift up to 8+ tonnes and come in loads of different varieties.

Talk to the diggers excavators team on 08000 82 80 83 for more help on booking.

February 10, 2010 at 11:58 am | Digger Hire | No comment

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Check Out Our Weirdest Wallplanner Yet!

You might not know we’re part of the Toptriangle group who supply everything from toilet hire to asbestos removal hire, as well as good old digger hire.

We’ve just sent our latest wallplanner out to our clients and we thought you might like to check it out.

If you take a closer look, you’ll see that it goes from Feb to Feb… any idea why?

(Answers on an email to info@toptriangle.com if you know!)

So, if you need skip hire, pump hire, fence hire, toilet hire, container hire and of course, digger hire…and the 101 other things you need for your site or event, ring 08000 82 80 85 and we’ll get you sorted!

February 9, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Digger Hire | No comment

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Digger Hire Gets to Number 1 in the Charts!

You wouldn’t think JCB Diggers were a topic for a song, but be surprised. These guys got to number one with The JCB Song – a ditty about riding on his Dad’s digger as a kid.

January 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Digger Hire | No comment

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How Not To Treat Your Digger…

Poor digger hire! It looks like we weren’t the only ones slipping and sliding around on the ice recently!

January 17, 2010 at 8:00 am | Digger Hire | No comment

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Digger Hire Shows Off…

Holy Moly. Digger hire has become the new break dancing. It has to be seen to be believed:

January 15, 2010 at 7:32 am | Digger Hire | No comment

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JCB Digger Hire Available Here

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JCB Diggers – world famous, with great design and expert mechanics. We stock most brands for our diggers and excavators, but our JCBs are the most popular. No surprise really, JCB means quality, so the likelihoof of breakdown and other problems are pretty non existent.

Call our JCB digger hire experts on 08000 21 43 33

January 9, 2010 at 9:31 am | Digger Hire | No comment

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