Leading plant hire firm takes delivery of 38 new Caterpillar excavators and track-type dozers
ONE of the UK’s largest plant hirers, L Lynch Plant Hire and Haulage Ltd, have taken delivery of 38 new Caterpillar machines from Finning, following on from the success of 22 Cat machines delivered in 2013. The order features 30 Cat 308E hydraulic excavators and eight Cat D6N track-type tractors, trebling the companies existing fleet of the model.
The new machines will strengthen the company’s fleet with more environmentally friendly machinery and allow customers to benefit from the economic benefits on offer. They will also meet the increased demand for Stage IIIB plant equipment, thanks to a number of large projects the company is involved in, including the Crossrail development and Olympic Park redevelopment in London.
Merrill Lynch, operations director for Lynch, said: ‘Following the recent upturn in the economy, the demand for plant equipment has given us the opportunity to further expand our fleet. Our initial significant investment in Cat machinery from Finning proved to be very popular with our customers and met our commitment to providing the best construction equipment on the market. Following this, we decided to approach Finning with the view to purchasing more Cat equipment.
‘A number of higher-profile projects that the machines are now working on are required to meet stage IIIB emissions standards and both the Cat D6N and Cat 320EL comply with these regulations. Not only do they offer us and our customers’ great economical performance, but they give us the scope to get further involved in large projects such as Crossrail.’
Finning sales representative Dermot O’Connor said: “We have established a great working relationship with Lynch Plant Hire and this new deal is testament to the value-based solutions Finning are able to offer. After seeing a positive turn in the economy, they recognized the need to further invest in their fleet to ensure they meet the rising demand for adaptable and powerful plant equipment.’