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Another Hyundai for Thompsons

Cumbrian-based plant hirer purchases a 32-tonne R320LC-9 excavator in full quarry spec

TAYLOR & Braithwaite Ltd of Appleby, Hyundai construction equipment dealers in the north of England, have delivered another Hyundai machine to Thompsons Plant Hire Ltd of Maryport, Cumbria – this time a new 32-tonne R320LC-9 excavator equipped to full quarry specs, including rock guards, lights, extinguishers and safety rails. It was also sold with Hyundai’s standard 3,000h/two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

This latest sale follows the delivery, earlier in 2010, of a new Hyundai 760-7A wheel loader, which Thompsons say is proving extremely satisfactory in service in a variety of quarrying, waste recycling and forestry operations.

Thompsons are a diversified plant hire and transport company with an extensive and wide-ranging fleet of trucks and heavy construction machines, providing specialist services for earthmoving, quarrying, waste recycling, forestry, and general plant hire sectors throughout the UK.

The new 32-tonne 9-Series Hyundai excavator has already gone to work fitted with a rock-hammer attachment on secondary rock-breaking duties at Tarmac’s Morrinton Quarry, near Dumfries, in Scotland.

Commenting on the latest deal, Ian Burton, sales director of Taylor & Braithwaite said, ‘Although we are a new Hyundai dealer, we do have long experience with other market-leading brands, such as John Deere in the agricultural sector, and both we and our customers recognize a good, reliable product when it comes along.

‘Our experience so far, and the endorsement of our customers with complimentary reports and repeat orders, is that the Hyundai products are equal to the best, in both performance and reliability. And not only do we have the resources and the reputation to be able to provide matching, top-level product support in the field, customers have the additional reassurance of Hyundai’s excellent manufacturer’s warranty, which is also second to none, and a big selling point.

‘We see a strong future for Hyundai machines, especially as the economy and industrial activity recovers.’

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