Strong demand leads to fleet expansion with 14 EC140D and six EC220D excavators
AS part of a fleet expansion programme, L Lynch Plant Hire have bought 20 Volvo D-series excavators for their fleet.
The new models include 14 EC140D and six EC220D excavators, taking the total number of Volvo machines in Lynch’s fleet to more than 200, sitting alongside A25, EW140, EW210, EC290 and EC360 models.
‘We have been buying Volvos for the last 10 years,’ said Merrill Lynch, operations director with L Lynch Plant Hire (pictured on the left with Volvo’s area business manager Ryan Hollebone). ‘There is no doubt that it is a solidly built, premium product, which always rewards us with strong residual values. Our operators and our customers’ operators like them too – and they’re very good on fuel and deliver excellent productivity.
‘We’re currently experiencing huge demand for our equipment across the Midlands,’ continued Mr Lynch. ‘This, combined with the recent opening a new depot in Bridgwater during the last 12 months, has really helped to boost our market coverage, though we’ve needed to increase the hire fleet to meet this demand.’
All 20 of Lynch’s new D-series excavators are equipped with the latest Stage IIIb emissions-compliant engines, which use DOC and DPF exhaust after-treatment solutions, avoiding the need for additional fluid – AdBlue – that has been highlighted by Lynch’s hire customers as a potential area for concern.
The new D-series also suits contractors’ stipulations for the cleanest machines available – those that do not comply would now be turned away from many inner-city job sites, according to Mr Lynch.
Since the business was started in 1980, Lynch have evolved to become a multi-faceted plant hire and haulage operation that currently employs more than 500 people in a nationwide structure.
The firm meets demand in Wales and Scotland with direct solutions from its Stanmore head office, while a regional depot in Rushden takes care of the Midlands and northern regions, and the recently opened depot in Bridgwater now services the South West area.