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Extended Thwaites territory for CBL
Extended Thwaites territory for CBL

03/05/2018

CBL are delighted to announce that we have been awarded extended territory with the Thwaites dealership. The extended area includes Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. 

CBL already represents Thwaites in...

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Rocket Rentals launch a new red & grey era
Rocket Rentals launch a new red & grey era

01/02/2018

Gloucestershire based plant hire company Rocket Rentals has invested £1.2 million in a new fleet of 25 Takeuchi mini excavators, supplied by CBL.

The family run business was founded in 2003 by Managing Director Simon Tomblin,...

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Takeuchi for MJL Group
Takeuchi for MJL Group

22/01/2018

MJL Group have updated their fleet with an additional nine Takeuchi excavators from CBL. Consisting of seven TB290’s and two TB260’s these machines will be used across various national house building sites in Devon & Cornwall.



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Long service congratulations
Long service congratulations

12/12/2017

It’s great that CBL have staff for the long term and Andrew Holman is one of them.  He is pictured here (left) with Richard Sturgess, CBL Sales Director, at Bomag Germany on a trip to celebrate his 30 years with CBL Bridgend. ...

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CBL invests in skills for the future
CBL invests in skills for the future

11/12/2017

Apprenticeships give people the opportunity to train, gain qualifications and pursue a skilled, long-term career. 

CBL have recently employed one apprentice at every centre and all are attending Wiltshire College at...

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'Takeuchi is the best' says CBL customer
'Takeuchi is the best' says CBL customer

27/11/2017

F W Huxter, run by Fred and Lucy Huxter, have been running Takeuchis of all sizes for the last 10 years for their local works and Wessex Water work in the Dorset area.

One of their Takeuchi TB153FR excavators, purchased...

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Thwaites for MJL Groundworks
Thwaites for MJL Groundworks

23/11/2017

More Thwaites dumpers for South West groundworks contractor, MJL, supplied by CBL Saltash.



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Thwaites and Takeuchi added to fleet
Thwaites and Takeuchi added to fleet

20/11/2017

We are delighted that Fred Champion Groundworks chose CBL again to supply their new additions to the fleet. British and Japanese quality working in sync.  They have taken delivery of three new Thwaites 9 Ton dumpers and three...

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All new TB2150 for A G Builders
All new TB2150 for A G Builders

30/10/2017

A G Builders, from Pewsey, have added a new Takeuchi TB2150 to their fleet with the help of Steve Ruddell, CBL Bristol Area Sales Manager.

Barry Giles, Director, is delighted with the new machine and says, ‘After some...

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Ten Takeuchis for Natta Plant
Ten Takeuchis for Natta Plant

25/09/2017

CBL Newbury are proud to supply 10 brand new Takeuchi TB260 Excavators for Natta Plant Ltd.  Each machine has been customised in Natta’s company colours and sign written.  A great addition to the Natta fleet. Congratulations...

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Takeuchis form a wedding arch
Takeuchis form a wedding arch

20/09/2017

Andy Taylor, Depot Manager at CBL Bristol, received a rather unusual request earlier this summer.

He was contacted by Leo Greaves, a bridegroom-to-be, to see if CBL could supply two Takeuchi diggers to use as an arch for...

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Galliard Homes invest in Merlo Roto
Galliard Homes invest in Merlo Roto

11/09/2017

Galliard Homes are a British residential property developer based in Loughton and operating across London and the Home Counties.  They run a fleet of nine Merlos and, with the help of Sam Ireland (CBL Area Sales Manager) have...

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VCAS fitted to Thwaites dumper
VCAS fitted to Thwaites dumper

04/09/2017

The workshop team at CBL Bridgend have recently fitted a VCAS system to a Thwaites dumper on hire to a local contractor.  This system - vehicle collision avoidance system – warns the operator of immediate dangers within a set...

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Flying digger
Flying digger

31/08/2017

An unusual sight - it's not every day you see a digger in the sky! CBL customer, Valley Provincial Group from Dartford in Kent are working on a site at Stamford Hill in London N16.  The work includes levelling the surface to lay...

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Popular Putzmeister for Justin Jones
Popular Putzmeister for Justin Jones

10/08/2017

Justin Jones, of Justin Jones Floor Screeding, has taken full advantage of the Putzmeister screed pumps now available for hire from CBL Bridgend in South Wales. 

As he says, ‘We’d like to thank you for the service...

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New TB230 for A4 Hire
New TB230 for A4 Hire

07/08/2017

A4 Hire have taken delivery of their new Takeuchi TB230 from CBL Newbury and put it to work, saying they are extremely pleased with the excavator's performance.



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Charity Golf in aid of MS Society
Charity Golf in aid of MS Society

07/08/2017

Graham May, depot manager at CBL Maidstone, was invited by civil engineering company, Steadline, to bring a team to a Charity Golf Event held in aid of the MS Society.  It was held at The Weald of Kent Golf Club, a beautiful 18...

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Lenmark Construction choose Thwaites and Takeuchi
Lenmark Construction choose Thwaites and Takeuchi

24/07/2017

CBL Crawley’s Mike Lockie is seen here handing over some of the machines purchased by Lenmark Construction Ltd.  The total order comprised five Thwaites dumpers and five Takeuchi excavators of varying sizes.  Left to right:...

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CBL now offering screed pumps from CBL Bridgend
CBL now offering screed pumps from CBL Bridgend

29/06/2017

We are now hiring out Putzmeister screed pumps from CBL Bridgend in South Wales.  

For more info or to hire a pump call the hire desk team on 01656 743231.

We are increasing our fleet holding of...

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A tight squeeze ....
A tight squeeze ....

29/06/2017

Jason Ford, a local builder and regular CBL customer, won a contract to build a retaining wall around an existing property. The existing property is on a level higher than the area where the excavator, needed for the job, has to work....

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Mark Lillywhite's customised TB230
Mark Lillywhite's customised TB230

22/06/2017

Mark Lillywhite of M W Lillywhite has customised the Takeuchi TB230 recently purchased through CBL Newbury.

Mark commented, ‘Takeuchi excavators are typically Japanese - the ultimate reliable machine. The TB230 replaces...

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Iveco on display at Royal Cornwall Show
Iveco on display at Royal Cornwall Show

20/06/2017

CBL have ordered eleven new Iveco trucks for the transport fleet.  Displayed on the CBL stand at this year's Royal Cornwall Show, was one of the seven 8 wheeled, 32 tonne, 13 litre full plant spec new lorries, shown fully loaded...

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CBL at Royal Cornwall Show 2017
CBL at Royal Cornwall Show 2017

19/06/2017

At this year’s Royal Cornwall Show, CBL were able to display more products from world leading brands within our sales portfolio. 

This year we were given the option of increasing our stand to a size 100% larger than...

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More Takeuchi investment for Ford Civil Eng.
More Takeuchi investment for Ford Civil Eng.

22/05/2017

Ford Civil Engineering Ltd, based in Three Legged Cross, Dorset, have just invested in another four Takeuchi TB250s.  These machines will be deployed on various sites in the surrounding counties as Ford’s continue their buoyant...

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Atlas Copco award CBL Central Parts
Atlas Copco award CBL Central Parts

16/05/2017

Atlas Copco have given CBL Central Parts an award in recognition of their significant growth in sales of Atlas Copco spare parts over the last year.  This growth has been achieved by reprofiling stock to better match customer...

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Fourth Takeuchi for S Devonshire & Son
Fourth Takeuchi for S Devonshire & Son

08/05/2017

Steve Devonshire, owner of S Devonshire & Son, has taken delivery of a Takeuchi TB230 excavator purchased from CBL Newbury, and helped by Robert Duerdoth, CBL Area Sales Manager.
 
Steve comments, ‘This is the...

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CBL invests in new depot in Kent
CBL invests in new depot in Kent

25/04/2017

CBL Maidstone has moved to larger premises with excellent workshop and office facilities and good transport links. 

The new address is: 

Dane House
Sheldon Way
Larkfield
Kent
ME20...

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A dozen Takeuchis for Artisan Hire
A dozen Takeuchis for Artisan Hire

18/04/2017

Artisan Hire Centres would like to thank CBL for their great service and excellent advice on helping them with their hire fleet purchases.

Jason King and Chris Comer, Artisan Hire directors, jointly told CBL, ‘We feel...

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Thwaites dumpers for Harris & Harris Construction
Thwaites dumpers for Harris & Harris Construction

02/03/2017

With the help of Phil Hooper, Area Sales Manager at CBL Bristol, Harris & Harris Construction have placed an order with CBL for another six Thwaites 6 ton straight tip dumpers. Tony Harris, MD, and his team have secured construction...

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Kelsey upgrades with Takeuchi investment
Kelsey upgrades with Takeuchi investment

01/03/2017

Kelsey Plant Hire has invested approximately £500,000 in 19 new Takeuchi excavators from CBL.

The new machines, ranging from the micro TB210 up to the eight-tonne TB290, represent a substantial renewal for the Kelsey...

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Presentation on new Thwaites deal for YHC
Presentation on new Thwaites deal for YHC

15/02/2017

CBL presented YHC Hire Solutions with a framed story of their recent purchase of 20 site dumpers from Thwaites. The presentation took place this month on the Thwaites stand at the Executive Hire Show held at the Ricoh Arena in...

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Another smooth Engcon tiltrotator installation
Another smooth Engcon tiltrotator installation

08/02/2017

Ben Smith, an award-­winning third year apprentice at CBL’s Newbury depot, recently fitted his second Engcon EC214 tiltrotator and DC2 proportional control systems for key customer, Profusion Environmental Ltd. Both installations were...

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TB23R with hydraulically operated thumb
TB23R with hydraulically operated thumb

06/02/2017

With the help of Robert Duerdoth from CBL Newbury, Fresh Approach Design & Build have invested in a new Takeuchi TB23R. 

Christiaan Paul, company owner, commented, ‘The Takeuchi TB23R is the perfect size, and...

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Thwaites dumpers for YHC in distinctive livery
Thwaites dumpers for YHC in distinctive livery

04/01/2017

YHC Hire Solutions, based in Yeovil, Somerset, have again chosen CBL to supply their machinery. The machine of choice this time around is the British built Thwaites dumper. The order consisted of 10 x 6 tonne standard & 10 x 9 tonne...

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25-year anniversary for Darryn White
25-year anniversary for Darryn White

12/12/2016

Darryn White has recently celebrated his 25-year anniversary at CBL.  This year he has also been promoted to CBL Central Parts Manager and he says, ‘I take great satisfaction in being involved in the growth of CBL from when I...

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Lewis Homes choose Thwaites
Lewis Homes choose Thwaites

12/12/2016

Another new 9 tonne Thwaites dumper on its way out from CBL Bridgend to start work at Lewis Homes.  Lewis Homes are a family business and have building homes throughout South Wales since 1974, achieving a reputation for building...

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Bomag rollers for Highway Plant
Bomag rollers for Highway Plant

01/11/2016

Highway Plant based in Redruth, have just taken delivery of 2 brand new Bomag 138AD-5 rollers from CBL Saltash.

Both rollers are equipped with the Bomag Economiser system, which informs the operator the level of...

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CBL - winners again with Takeuchi.
CBL - winners again with Takeuchi.

01/11/2016

Takeuchi have announced the winners of their Dealer of the Year competition and CBL were delighted to receive the Bronze award.

Charlotte Barford, CBL Managing Director, says, ‘We were delighted to receive our award from...

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Supporting Crumlin RFC
Supporting Crumlin RFC

19/10/2016

CBL Bridgend has joined with Littlewood Renewables, a longstanding hire customer, to help sponsor Crumlin RFC.

Crumlin RFC are a 125-year old club based in the Gwent Valleys and are members of the Welsh Rugby Union.
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TB290 ready for hire at CBL Bristol
TB290 ready for hire at CBL Bristol

14/09/2016

For more info call Craig or Andy on 01275 372229.



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Exeter Building Services choose Takeuchi
Exeter Building Services choose Takeuchi

03/08/2016

David Chard of Exeter Building Services is pictured here receiving his new cabbed Takeuchi TB219.  Having had to wait a few weeks for delivery, David was pleased to get his machine and was putting it straight to work .



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New CIFA agitator for CBL Maidstone
New CIFA agitator for CBL Maidstone

01/08/2016

In a new venture for CBL and to go with the centre’s range of concrete pumps, CBL Maidstone have added a CIFA 8m3 Agitator to their hire fleet.   The machine has already gone out on hire to a customer who is a CFA piling...

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Another Cornwall Show deal ..
Another Cornwall Show deal ..

25/07/2016

Paul Haines of Boycombe Farm taking delivery of his new Takeuchi TB240 - another Royal Cornwall show deal made with the help of CBL Saltash's Dean Edwards.  Paul is delighted with his purchase and, having had used machines in the...

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15 year celebration for Linda Penfold
15 year celebration for Linda Penfold

19/07/2016

Linda, CBL's Purchase Ledger Administrator, joined CBL Finance and Admin in July 2001.  She's seen here receiving a bouquet from David Butler, CBL Finance Manager.



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TB230 for River Dart Country Park
TB230 for River Dart Country Park

18/07/2016

The River Dart Country Park lies within the Dartmoor National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. 2016 is a special year for them as the Park is celebrating 40 years of family holidays and memories. 

The...

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Tim Baker chooses Bomag roller with economizer
Tim Baker chooses Bomag roller with economizer

06/07/2016

Tim Baker runs a plant hire and groundwork company operating in the South Hams area of Devon.

He has purchased a Bomag 100 Roller with economizer from CBL Saltash with the help of CBL’s Dean Edwards.  Tim is excited...

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Royal Cornwall Show report
Royal Cornwall Show report

28/06/2016

This year’s Royal Cornwall Show at Wadebridge show ground was held over 9th -  11th June. Once again CBL were in their accustomed position just off the main ring, in the centre of the showground....

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... It's Show Time ...
... It's Show Time ...

09/06/2016

Ready for action - come and visit CBL on stand 549.



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Don't forget the Royal Cornwall Show tomorrow ...
Don't forget the Royal Cornwall Show tomorrow ...

08/06/2016

Mark Hodge, CBL Operations Director, enjoyed the good weather and came on two wheels rather than four when visiting the CBL stand as it was being readied for the Royal Cornwall Show.  Fred Champion's new Thwaites dumper will be on...

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CBL's stand being assembled ...
CBL's stand being assembled ...

07/06/2016

... our stand 549 is taking shape on the Royal Cornwall showground, ready for showtime 9 - 11 June.  Come and see the range of machines on display and catch the special show deals.



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TB260 to work at Arsenal's home stadium
TB260 to work at Arsenal's home stadium

06/06/2016

A new addition to CBL Newbury's hire fleet arriving at the Emirates Stadium for its very first hire.  

The Takeuchi TB260 isn't just an expanded 5 tonne TB250, or a reduced 8.5 tonne TB285, it's the first ever 6-tonne...

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Congratulations to Graham Cook
Congratulations to Graham Cook

01/06/2016

Graham, our Group Service Manager, celebrates his 15th anniversary at CBL today. He’s actually worked many more years with CBL in total, as this is his third period of employment with the company – and the last as he says, ‘I’m now back...

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Going on display at the Royal Cornwall Show
Going on display at the Royal Cornwall Show

26/05/2016

SHC's new Thwaites 9 tonne dumper purchased from CBL Saltash, in full livery - getting ready to go on display at the Royal Cornwall Show on 9th - 11th June.  Come and visit the CBL stand.



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New CASE 370D demonstrator arrives at CBL
New CASE 370D demonstrator arrives at CBL

26/05/2016

Contact your local centre for more information.



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DCB Plant Hire choose a Takeuchi
DCB Plant Hire choose a Takeuchi

16/05/2016

Chris Billings, and son Dan, take delivery of their new Takeuchi TB230, purchased from CBL Saltash.



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CBL team and customers visit BAUMA 2016
CBL team and customers visit BAUMA 2016

11/05/2016

Last month, a CBL team accompanied by a number of CBL customers took the short trip to Munich to visit the world famous Bauma trade fair. The Bauma fair is a tri annual event held in the German city of Munich and visitors get the...

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Blue dumper, blue sky
Blue dumper, blue sky

18/04/2016

A Thwaites dumper supplied by CBL to Steve Hoskin Construction works on the new Sherford development in Devon.  Sherford is a new town on the eastern outskirts of Plymouth, in one of the country’s most picturesque locations and...

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SHC choose 'specialist' BW177
SHC choose 'specialist' BW177

14/04/2016

SHC (Steve Hoskin Construction Ltd) continue to add to their extensive plant fleet with this new model Bomag BW177 with dual flow pumps to give extra power when needed.

Although only a single drum roller, at 7500kg this...

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Loaded up and ready to go.
Loaded up and ready to go.

13/04/2016

These new Thwaites 9 tonne dumpers have just been added to CBL Southampton’s hire fleet and have already gone out on hire to Keltbray Ltd to assist in the redevelopment works at the Ageas Bowl (formerly the Rose Bowl) where the existing...

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CASE shows its range at Hillhead
CASE shows its range at Hillhead

11/04/2016

UK customers will get their first chance to see many of CASE Construction Equipment’s latest models in action at this year’s Hillhead quarrying, construction and recycling exhibition in June. The company will be showcasing 19 different...

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Euro Tool choose Takeuchi and Thwaites
Euro Tool choose Takeuchi and Thwaites

05/04/2016

Euro Tool Hire and Sales are an independent company operating from three depots in Redruth, St Austell and Helston.   With the help of CBL Saltash’s Mark Crocker, they have ordered and taken delivery of a selection of eight...

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W H Bond investing in Cornwall
W H Bond investing in Cornwall

31/03/2016

Another lorry load of Thwaites dumpers arriving at CBL Saltash - this one for W H Bond, being welcomed by Mark Hodge, CBL Operations Director.



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Customer visit to Bomag, Germany
Customer visit to Bomag, Germany

30/03/2016

In late February CBL again took the opportunity to take customers to visit the superb Bomag facility in Boppard, Germany.  Greeted with a light covering of snow and slightly colder temperature than the UK, the factory tour and demo...

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Cool machine for Five Rivers Environmental
Cool machine for Five Rivers Environmental

29/03/2016

Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Limited are a specialist environmental contractor, dedicated to nature conservation and habitat creation, restoration and management.

This new machine, in wonderful striking livery,...

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CBL has 2,000 followers on Twitter!
CBL has 2,000 followers on Twitter!

23/03/2016

Thank you to all our followers.  To mark this milestone and celebrate with us, share your photos of equipment supplied by CBL.

Not a follower yet?  Find us here:

@cbl_plant...

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Takeuchi and Thwaites for Fred Champion
Takeuchi and Thwaites for Fred Champion

22/03/2016

Fred Champion Groundworks in Cornwall are a long standing and valued customer of CBL Saltash, with a special relationship between Fred Champion and Mark Hodge, CBL’s Operations Director, spanning many years.  It is very pleasing to...

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What a beauty!
What a beauty!

21/03/2016

First Iveco delivered to CBL Maidstone and looking smart.



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Takeuchi for Clive Rendell
Takeuchi for Clive Rendell

14/03/2016

Clive Rendell Plant Hire have received their new Takeuchi TB290 from CBL Bristol and the team are all smiles.



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First BW177 sold by CBL goes to Conlon Ltd
First BW177 sold by CBL goes to Conlon Ltd

29/02/2016

Conlon Limited is a well known groundworks and demolition company based in the South West, privately owned and established in 1990s; currently directly employing over 130 fully trained, skilled and high quality staff. 

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Another satisfied customer
Another satisfied customer

22/02/2016

Piotr Olek (Peter) of Poly Tunnel Services is very pleased with his new Takeuchi purchase from CBL.



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Tom Prichard Contracting takes another CASE 821F
Tom Prichard Contracting takes another CASE 821F

16/02/2016

Tom Prichard Contracting Ltd are based in Llantrisant and mainly service Wales, the South West and the Midlands.  Established in 1995 as a plant hire company, the company now offers a full range of services including demolition,...

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Takeuchi for H S Hire
Takeuchi for H S Hire

15/02/2016

H S Hire owner Peter, and foreman Geoff, with new Takeuchi purchase from CBL.



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YHC dig deep
YHC dig deep

09/02/2016

YHC Hire Solutions have just taken delivery of 49 Takeuchi mini excavators in a six figure deal from CBL that will both bolster and update the company’s range of small plant, enabling them to offer their customers the highest quality...

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Merlo Roto 45.21 MCSS for Pearce Fine Homes
Merlo Roto 45.21 MCSS for Pearce Fine Homes

08/02/2016

Pearce Fine Homes have just taken delivery of their brand new Merlo Roto 45.21 MCSS telehandler from Mark Crocker at CBL Saltash.  They are currently working on their Honey Meadow Site at Dobwalls Liskeard -  a development of...

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Whelehan Construction refurbish favourite Takeuchi
Whelehan Construction refurbish favourite Takeuchi

20/01/2016

Noel Whelehan, Director of Whelehan Construction from Cippenham, near Slough, bought his first machine, a TB125, second hand.  He’s attached to it and says that it has never let him down and has earned a lot of money.  A 2005...

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