Voiasciuc Limited has just taken delivery of a new Kubota KX060-5 supplied by Boss Plant Sales Ltd, the official Kubota dealer for London and the home counties. The machine was purchased, specified, and liveried to work for Harringtons Builders PLC, a leading national construction and civil engineering company.
The machine was supplied with a Tefra fully automatic tilting hitch, 3 digging buckets, and a ditching bucket. The Tefra hitch allows the bucket to be rotated by up to 180° giving the operator more versatility enabling the machines to carry out more tasks, from ditching to levelling without having to constantly reposition, a particular advantage when working on confined sites.
This is the third Kubota excavator supplied to work for Harringtons Builders, the 5 tonne, Stage 5 compliant KX060-5 joining two KX057-4’s. The machine went straight to work on a medium sized housing development in Ash near Guildford.
Harringtons Builders PLC was established in 1966 and registered as a private limited company in November 1967. Harringtons’ has a 50-year track record of successful projects delivered by a skilled workforce, best-practice safety and management systems, and a common-sense approach to achieving excellence. Harringtons’ services include excavations, drainage, formwork, reinforcement, and underpinning.
Leading consumer journal Earthmovers has tested the new generation Kubota KX060-5 in its April issue.
Nick Drew reports on the much anticipated Kubota Dash 5 range of mini-excavators.
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You'll have to read the article to find out what Nick thinks of this new versatile, yet compact, machine!
But his last sentence sums up his opinion "I walked away with nothing but positive feelings about this latest incarnation of the Kubota."
Leading independent plant hirer Ranger Plant Hire, based in Gerrards Cross adjacent to the M25 and M40 motorways, has taken delivery of 15 Kubota U17-3 alpha 1,700 kg operating weight mini-excavators each supplied with Socomec DMS95 hydraulic breakers, and Meredith and Eyre MEP 2784, 2,700 kg payload trailers. The new Kubota’s meet all the latest safety and emissions standards. Additionally, the new fleet is fitted with green seat-belt safety indicator lights.
The order was taken and fulfilled by Tring based Boss Plant Sales Ltd the official Kubota construction equipment dealer for London and the home counties. Boss Plant Sales is also an official Manitou, Bomag, Ausa, and Boss Cabins dealer.
The order brings Ranger Plant Hire’s Kubota fleet to over 150 mini-excavators. Ranger bought their first Kubota mini in 1994 and have remained loyal to the market leading brand ever since due to the machine’s reliability, operating economy, site acceptance and strong residual values.
This latest batch of Kubota minis, breaker and trailers are specified to fulfil all the working requirements of the buoyant utilities contracting sector.
Ranger Plant Hire Director Mark Philpin (shown in the image above with his son Harry) commented at the hand-over “We’ve run Kubota minis for over 25 years and they’ve never let us down. The machines are economic, reliable, and easy and safe to operate. The support and service from Boss Plant Sales is also a deciding factor.”
We are pleased to announce that Phil Stonham has joined our team as Aftermarket Manager.
Phil has extensive experience in the industry having worked in sales, service and parts positions with a number of leading manufacturers and dealers. Phil has joined us from Bobcat London.
The announcement of a “Super Deduction” for capital investment should stimulate decisions from companies currently undecided about their expenditure plans. For every £100 they spend they will receive a tax credit of £130. The ability to carry back company losses for three years against earlier profits will also help the cash flow of many companies.
The Chancellor has announced the formation of a UK Infrastructure Bank with an initial capitalisation of £12 billion, which he hopes will stimulate investment of £40 billion. The CEA welcomes this as a way of leveraging additional investment in “green” construction projects.
Grants for taking on new apprentices are to be doubled to £3,000 and a “Help to Grow” initiative will offer 90% grants for a new executive development programme. This provides additional incentives for companies to restart their hiring plans and to upskill their existing work force.