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Cat trucks work for Les Searle

17 Mar 16 West Sussex specialist plant hire and contracting business Les Searle Plant has bought three new Cat 725C articulated trucks and a Cat D6T LGP dozer from Caterpillar dealer Finning.

One of the new Cat 725C articulated trucks
One of the new Cat 725C articulated trucks

The deal was prompted by the earlier purchase of two used Cat 740Bs, whose performance impressed.

Les Searle director Dee Searle said: “We have never really considered purchasing Caterpillar articulated trucks before, but the feedback from our operators using the Cat 740Bs was very good, so we then took a closer look at the new Cat 725Cs.”

She said: “Obviously price is important when you buy any machine and the Cat 725Cs were very competitive, but we are also interested in reliability and performance. For the Cat 725Cs this was as important, as they have been put to work on our contracting side of the business, which shifts over a million cubic metres of soil each year.”

And they seem to be working out all right… Dee Searle continued: “Having put the units straight to work, we are pleased with their performance and as an added extra, we are getting a report each month from the Finsight engineering team at Finning. This tells us all about fuel burn and idle times, along with other information the machines send to the Finsight team. What is interesting about this as we move forward is that we will be able to match this information to our existing fuel management system, allowing us to cross check data. In turn this will help us to identify opportunities for efficiency gains and ultimately lead to cost savings.”

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