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100 Volvo mini excavators for Morris Leslie

13 Jul 15 Morris Leslie Plant Hire has expanded its self-drive hire business by investing £80m in new equipment over the past two years.

Volvo’s Charlie Flaws (left) and Graham Ogilvie, group operations director at Morris Leslie
Volvo’s Charlie Flaws (left) and Graham Ogilvie, group operations director at Morris Leslie

It has acquired more than 2,100 items of mobile plant for its nationwide hire fleet, including 100 new Volvo compact excavators.

In 2014 Morris Leslie purchased its first Volvo machines, the ECR88D reduced swing excavators and has continued this year with the purchase of a further 25 of these 88s together with 25 ECR25Ds and 50 of the ECR50D.

Group operations director Graham Ogilvie said: “We found the initial batch of Volvo machines satisfied that criteria and were well received by our client base and our national depot network. Therefore, it wasn’t a difficult decision to choose more Volvo’s as part of our expansion plan this year which already has amounted to some 1300 items of plant with a value of £45m.”

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