Rental business invests £10 million in 45-machine fleet upgrade and expansion, including several new models
LIEBHERR Rental say increased demand and a continued commitment to providing customers with the most modern and efficient equipment has seen them complete a £10 million, 45-machine upgrade and expansion of their UK fleet.
Liebherr Rental provide long- and short-term self-drive hire solutions to customers from a wide range of sectors, including aggregates, waste and recycling. The investment programme is in line with the company’s strategy of updating its fleet annually to ensure that no machine is more than three years old.
This year’s investment will see the planned replacement of more than 30 machines, including material handlers, loaders, excavators and dozers. The fleet will be further expanded with the addition of 15 machines, some of which are completely new to the fleet, such as the 43-tonne PR 756 and 54-tonne PR 766 dozers. Recently launched, these Generation-8 machines both feature the latest Stage V engine technology.
As with the dozers, the three new Generation-8 additions to the excavator fleet – the R966, R945 and R934 – range from 70 tonnes down to 35 tonnes and also boast powerful and efficient Stage V engines. Two new Liebherr machine types have also been introduced into the fleet – the T 60-9 telehandler and the recently launched TA 230 articulated dumptruck.
Commenting on the investment, Liebherr Rental’s general manager, Joe Palmer, said: ‘Despite the obvious challenges presented by the pandemic, the capital and operational benefits of machine rental have resulted in a relatively buoyant market and sustained levels of demand.
‘The expansion of our rental fleet means that an even wider range of customer can take advantage of these benefits and ensures we can offer the perfect fit for customers irrespective of their application. By providing only the most modern machines, we ensure optimal performance and operational efficiency.’