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Malcolm Construction Just Add Diesel

Caterpillar wheel loader

Company expands quarrying fleet with new Cat 972K and 980K wheel loaders from Finning

MALCOLM Construction have expanded their fleet to include two new Caterpillar wheel loaders, a 972K and a 980K, purchased from Finning through their Just Add Diesel campaign.

The Just Add Diesel campaign gives customers a fixed monthly cost, while the machines benefit from the Finsight condition-monitoring tool, a five-year/10,000-hours extended warranty and a five-year preventative maintenance package.

This allows customers to manage expenditure and reduce the risk of escalating service costs. Upon delivery, the customer simply adds fuel and the machines are fully operational.

In operation, Malcolm Construction’s new wheel loaders will assist with the quarrying of natural stone and the production of a full range of bulk fill through to single-size materials for a variety of sectors.

Managing director Walter Malcolm said: ‘We started looking for machines that would give us the lowest life costs and highest productivity. The Cat 972K and 980K wheel loaders are ideal for our business as they’re well equipped for quarrying applications. Also, when compared to competitor’s machines, they won on being the most economical.

‘We found that the Just Add Diesel option offered us a great alternative to other available packages from other manufacturers. Financially, having this option available to us gives us greater scope to plan ahead as we won’t have any add-on service costs.

‘Finning have made the process easier for their customers with after-sales solutions like Finsight that are ideal for the nature of our business. It gives us the knowledge and confidence that Finning will be there if we ever have a problem.’

Alistair Murdoch, key account manager for Finning, added: ‘We’re delighted to welcome Malcolm Construction as a new customer to Finning. We completed a site survey and had numerous discussions about the specification they needed from the machines. The two wheel loaders are ideal for their application as they both perform well economically and have that 98% up-time guarantee with Just Add Diesel.’

The Just Add Diesel offer is not only available on Cat K-Series wheel loaders, but also across a large of range of Cat medium-size excavators. Operators also have the opportunity to attend the Institute of Quarrying-accredited Eco-Drive programme, which includes training on improving fuel economy and productivity.

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