Didcot Plant News May 2007

1st May 2007

Investment Continues as Four New Additions to Fleet Arrive

Our recent run of investing in the hire fleet showed no signs of letting up in April as we added four more items of capital plant.

Thwaites 6-tonne Swivel Skip DumperThese were a Thwaites 6-tonne Swivel Skip Dumper, a Bomag 120AD-3 Roller, a Kubota K008-3 0.8-tonne Mini Excavator and a Kubota KX71-3 3-tonne Mini Excavator.

Thwaites 6-tonne Swivel Skip Dumper

The Thwaites 6-tonne Swivel delivers power and performance combined with impressive carrying capacity. It will carry 6000kg in weight or 3150 litres of heaped or 2550 litres of struck load.

Bomag 120AD-3 Roller

Bomag 120 AD-3 RollerThe Bomag 120AD-3 offers outstanding performance in a compact and manoeuvrable roller for a wide variety of applications.

Kubota K008-3 0.8-tonne Mini Excavator

The Kubota K008 has been one of our most popular diggers for many years. Its combination of size and digging power make it the perfect choice where space on site is at a premium.

Kubota KX71-3 3-tonne Mini Excavator

The Kubota KX71 has always been a class act and the new dash 3 version is no different. The latest design features like coded ignition keys and protected hydraulic hoses have improved it even further.

For additional specification information on these machines view our full catalogue.

Save the Lawn From Damage With Our New Track Mats

Track MatIn April we added Track Mats to our extensive range of equipment.

Weighing just 39kg these 2.4m x 1.2m polyethylene mats are easy to handle and can be used to eliminate damage to lawns and landscaped areas or to provide traction for vehicles working in mud or sand.

They can also be used to provide a clean walkway for pedestrians over un-surfaced areas.

They are particularly suitable for use in situations where reducing the cost of ground restoration is a factor.

Track Mats are available for hire at £12 per week each (less applicable discount) + vat.

For Track Mats view the Access & Support Equipment section of our hire catalogue.

Holes and Trenches are Covered With Our GRP Plates

Road Plates have traditionally been made out of steel which made them very heavy and difficult to handle but these new products are made out of Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) and are a fraction of the weight of their steel equivalents. Despite being much lighter they do not lose any of their strength either.

GRP Heavy Duty Road PlateHeavy Duty Road Plate

The Heavy Duty Plate measures 1400mm x 1400mm and weighs 47kg, making it suitable for two men to carry. It will support cars and loaded HGVs travelling across road openings and trenches with a maximum width of 700mm. Each of the four edges is chamfered to minimise potential tyre damage.

Light Duty Trench Cover

The Trench Cover is designed for lighter uses where nothing heavier than a car will be passing over the opening (max. 700mm width). It measures 1200mm x 1000mm and weighs just 16kg making it a comfortable one man carry.

GRP Light Duty Trench CoverThe GRP Road Plates can be hired at £25 per week (less applicable discount) + vat.

The GRP Trench Covers can be hired at £10 per week (less applicable discount) + vat.

Road Plates are available from the Access & Support Equipment section of our hire catalogue.