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Flannery goes green

28 Jul 11 Flannery Hire has specified biodegradable hydraulic oil for its new plant.

Flannery's new fleet of Cat minis
Flannery's new fleet of Cat minis

Flannery has ordered a fleet of Cat 308D SB RT mini excavators from Caterpillar dealer Finning for various water sector projects. Biodegradable hydraulic oil was specified to meet the environmental requirements that are now expected of equipment working within the water industry.

Director Pat Flannery said: “When it came to Flannery Hire’s unusual request, that the Cat 308D SB RTs’ hydraulics systems operate using biodegradable hydraulic fluid, I knew Finning would be able to provide Flannery Hire with the equipment at the specification it requires. Finning has reputation for going that extra mile to fulfil its customers’ requirements and did not disappoint, living up to Flannery Hire’s expectations.

 “This practice has now become routine for Flannery Hire with 75% of the fleet operating using biodegradable hydraulic fluid. This coupled with utilising machinery that utilises efficient engines, like the Tier 4/Interim IIIB engines in the Cat 308D SB RT, gives our customers a real ‘green choice’ when hiring a machine that is kinder to the environment.”

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