As part of a £12 million expansion programme, Lynch Plant Hire has invested more than £2 million with Finning.
Lynch Plant Hire, invested in the new Cat machines (through Finning) to bolster its plant hire fleet with a more environmentally friendly range of machines. The Cat D6Ns, Cat 320Es and Cat 308Es are all equipped with engines certified as meeting European Union Stage IIIB emission standards.
Commenting on the deal, Merrill Lynch, Operations Director at Lynch Plant Hire said: “When we first invested in the two Cat D6Ns from Finning in August 2012, we were keen to showcase the capabilities of IIIB compliant machines to our customers. The sales support provided by Finning allowed us to fully understand the most effective machines that we can integrate into our plant hire fleet, and so far, customer reaction has been positive.
Volvo and Kocurek have teamed up to produce an easy-access cab…
Clambering into and out of construction machinery has often been one of the most hazardous parts of the plant operator’s day. Muddy boots don’t always grip
so well on muddy metal plates. Ever aware of the need to provide a clean and safe environment to work in, Volvo Construction Equipment has collaborated with Kocurek, the Ipswich-based modification specialist, to take safe cab access to a new level.
While The Construction Index stand was being built, I had a little walk around the show ground.
It’s fair to say, Plantworx 2013 will offer something for everyone… Those seeking the very latest toys and gadgets, won’t be disappointed. Still time to pre-register for your FREE Plantworx tickets..
Japanese mini excavator specialist, Hanix Europe Ltd, has announced that it plans to relocate its European sales and service operation from the current Manchester base to a modern facility in the Thames Valley. The move to the new site, located close to the M40 at High Wycombe, is expected to be completed in the summer.
(2.7t Hanix H27DR zero tail swing excavator that can be transported to site by standard trailer)
Michiro Ito, Managing Director of Hanix Europe, said: “This move marks a new and exciting phase for Hanix. The transition, together with operational improvements, is aimed at stepping-up the quality of our customer service through a more efficient, streamlined, and cohesive operation. Our sales strategy is to focus on a carefully selected range of machines that best suits the needs of the market, rather than offering a wide variety of model types. For instance, we are particularly strong in the 1.7t and 2.7t machine class which accounts for 44% of the UK market for mini excavators. Adding to this, the fact that half of all UK mini excavator sales are in Southern England, means that we confidently believe these initiatives will present us with the ideal opportunity to further strengthen our position in the mini excavator market.”
At the Plantworx show (14-16th May) Plant Supply Ltd launches the new “Sprider Hotbox” an asphalt application system which converts an ordinary tipper truck, into a complete asphalt - aggregate application system, in just 15 minutes.
There will be two models of the Sprider M25 on show. The M25S offers a 4.6 m or a 5 m arm, giving operators a 40m2 or a 48m2 working area and the second is the M25E giving a 4.3 m or a 4.6 m arm, which will offer a 32m2 or a 40m2 working area. The Sprider’s movements are precision controlled by a specially designed remote control unit.