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Newmarket Plant expands Thwaites dumper fleet

24 Apr 12 Newmarket Plant Hire has added 42 Thwaites dumpers to its rental fleet.

The order from Thwaites’ dealer Shellplant is for a wide mix of models including the nine-tonne standard front tip, six- and three-tonne Powerswivel, three-tonne and two-tonne standard front tip and one-tonne Hi-Tip dumpers. Also included in the order are five of the new two-Tonne Hi Swivels.

The new Thwaites two-tonne Hi Swivel is the only dumper that can lift its full load, swivel it through 180 degrees and dump it at a height of 1.7m.

This latest batch of dumpers increases Newmarket Plant’s dumper rental fleet to almost 150 machines, most of which are Thwaites. Its recent £1m investment with Shellplant included other equipment including Kubota mini excavators and Ingersoll Rand portable compressors and follows a £1.4m investment in equipment last year.

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“We have invested a large amount in equipment over the past year strengthening our product portfolio throughout our six depots which serve East Anglia and the Midlands down and across the whole of the southeast of England,” said Newmarket Plant owner Carl Jarvis. “All of our rental equipment is from leading manufacturers, allowing us to supply our customers with high quality, reliable equipment at competitive rates.”

Newmarket Plant Hire is celebrating 25 years this year having been established in 1987. As well as expanding organically, it has acquired several other companies over the years including Harlow-based Sarbir Plant Hire in 2000, P&R Tool Hire in Luton in 2002 and the tools business of Rawley Plant Hire in Basildon in 2005. To improve coverage in East Anglia, a new depot was added in Ipswich in 2006. The company is now looking to expand in the Norwich area.

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