Didcot Plant News March 2007

1st March 2007

New Kubota KX71-3 Triple

3-tonne Kubota KX71-3 mini excavatorThree more new 3-tonne Kubota KX71-3 mini excavators arrived in February, to bolster an increasingly popular aspect of the digger fleet.

With its long arm the KX71-3 delivers the combination of excellent digging depth and power, which Kubota claim makes it the industry leader in its class.

The KX71-3 includes a number of smart design features:

  • Anti-theft system with individually coded keys
  • Protected bucket ram hoses
  • Boom ram protection
  • Bushes at all pivot points for enhanced durability
  • Variable displacement pumps
  • Comfortable, roomy cabin
  • Increased rear visibility

The Kubota KX71-3 mini excavator can be hired at £345 per week (less applicable discount) + vat.

View the full range of Excavators in our hire catalogue

Two More Hi-tip Barrows

To keep up with demand for the excellent TCP Hi-T500 skip loading power barrow we have added two more to the fleet this month.

Narrow access, good payload

TCP Hi-T500 skip loading power barrowsAt just 700mm wide the Hi-T500 goes just about anywhere, including through a 2’6″ doorframe. It has a carrying capacity of 500kg (200 litres) and can tip to 1200mm – the height of a standard skip. The high tipping linkage design also allows for a full 180 degree discharge of the payload at low level.

Reduced noise and vibration

The Hi-T500 boasts a reduction in noise levels to conform to the 2006 Noise at Work regulations and the ergonomically designed operating position has been independently verified to reduce hand/arm vibration (HAV).

Powerful engine, great performance

Fitted with an electric start Kubota OC95 diesel engine the Hi-T500 has a forward speed of 4kph and the drive and control are fully hydrostatic.

The TCP Hi-T500 skip loading power barrow can be hired at £150 per week (less applicable discount) + vat.

Skip loading power barrows can be found in the Dumpers section of our hire catalogue.

New 1-tonne Skip Loaders

The Thwaites 1-tonne Hi-Tip Dumper is without doubt our most popular dumper and on the last day of February two more machines arrived to help ensure we can keep up with demand.

Thwaites 1-tonne Hi-Tip DumperThe Thwaites Hi-Tip measures just 1115mm wide and gives a discharge height of 1.6m. It can safely carry up to 1000kg in weight, 500 litres of heaped material or 400 litres struck.

It is fitted with the latest hydrostatic drive system with variable displacement pump that feeds the four wheel motors. The ‘Twin-Lock’ system maximises traction.

The Thwaites 1-tonne Hi-Tip dumper can be hired at £170 per week (less applicable discount) + vat.

The Thwaites 1-tonne Hi-Tip is available from the Dumpers section of our hire catalogue.

Simply Excellent

At Didcot Plant we believe in keeping it simple and doing it to an excellent standard.

It’s not rocket science is it? You want a no-nonsense service that you can rely on. A service that lets you get on with everything else, safe in the knowledge that your plant and tool hire needs are being reliably and professionally dealt with. And that is exactly what we aim to provide.

When you hire from Didcot Plant you can expect:

  • A friendly and professional approach
  • Modern equipment from leading manufacturers maintained to the highest possible standards
  • Prompt deliveries with an honest evaluation as to delivery timescales
  • Competitive standard hire rates with negotiated special rates when appropriate
  • A quick response to all on site problems with either a mobile fitter and/or an exchange provided ASAP
  • An ‘honest and decent’ approach to business

And as an account holder you can still also expect:

  • Free delivery and collection to and from site

Reserve Equipment Online

Our website www.didcotplant.co.uk has been undergoing quite a few improvements over the last four months and the latest of those improvements is the ability to reserve equipment or get a quote online.

The new system allows you to request a quote on anything from our online catalogue. It sends an automated email giving us the pertinent information to provide you with a quote.

The reserving part of the system is available for some 130 catalogue items, many of them staple items. You can book these items 24 hours, seven days a week.

These enhancements have culminated in a busy few months for our web designers, Webfooted Designs (www.webfooteddesigns.co.uk).