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Danaher & Walsh expands with new Cats

12 Apr 17 Danaher & Walsh, a Leicester-based civil engineering contractor and plant hire business, has bought 27 new Caterpillar machines from Finning UK & Ireland.

Danaher & Walsh's new arrivals include seven Cat 320 excavators
Danaher & Walsh's new arrivals include seven Cat 320 excavators

The family-owned business has already bought 50 Cats over the past three years. The 27 machines now being added to the fleet include six Cat 730C2 articulated dump trucks (ADTs), 13 Cat 313F excavators, seven Cat 320 excavators and one Cat D6N dozer with Slope Assist.

Danaher & Walsh plant manager Lee Castledine said: “We’ve worked closely with Finning for just under a decade now and we’ve seen our relationship grow significantly over the past three years. It’s been very important to us to work with such a reliable team at Finning, one that understands our business. We’re now in a position where we can offer a real diverse range of equipment to our customers.

“It was only 18 months ago that we purchased our first Cat ADT; now we have a fleet of 10. We’re also starting to expand into the dozer hire market, and felt the Cat D6N was the right machine for entry. One of the key factors that impacted our decision was the Slope Assist technology that comes as standard with the dozer. It’s time for us, and the sector, to embrace these technologies and we feel that this grants us differentiation within our new market.”

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