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A-Plant invests £6m in dumpers

23 Oct 14 A-Plant has placed orders worth more than £6m for 350 site dumpers from Thwaites and Terex.

A-Plant's new dumpers have begun to arrive
A-Plant's new dumpers have begun to arrive

A £4m order, for 250 machines, has been placed with Terex, comprising 1-, 3-, 6- and 9-tonne Power Tip site dumpers. All have EU Stage IIIB compliant engines and are made at the Terex facility in Coventry.

A £2m order has been placed with Thwaites, which buys 100 site dumpers also with capacities of 1-, 3-, 6- and 9-tonne. The new Thwaites dumpers have hydrostatic transmission and the order includes Hi-Tip, Hi-Swivel and Front Tip models.

All the new dumpers are being distributed around A-Plant’s nationwide depot network.

Director of purchasing & fleet management Andrew Winlow said: “This investment in new dumpers allows for the replacement and renewal of older machines, confirming A-Plant’s commitment to ensuring customers are provided with the latest, highest quality and most environmentally efficient equipment available.”

He added: “Site managers have the assurance that these units meet the latest site equipment regulations and reduce their emissions, whilst remaining robust and hard-wearing. This order forms part of a major investment programme in our hire fleet; in 2013 capital expenditure exceeded £100m and we plan to take investment to similar levels this year.”

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