The latest news from the world of Didcot Plant.
Check regularly for the latest announcements of additions to our hire fleet.
The 1.6t Kubota U17-3a is an ultra-short swing radius excavator with variable tracking and 2-speed travel. We’ve just added the first one to our hire fleet this week.
With the tracks drawn in the U17 measures just 990mm wide but once the tracks are extended to 1240mm the cab can be swung safe in the knowledge that the rear end won’t be colliding with anything close by, making it ideal for working in tight spaces or up against obstructions.
Both our drum floor sanders and our edge sanders have been brought bang up to date with the latest products from Hiretech.
The HT8 Drum floor sander is a 200mm (8″) high performance drum floor sander with clamp bar sanding drum technology and are specified with the optional multi-speed control. The unique drum rubber resists abrasion and damage caused by exposed nails while providing the feel and touch needed to sand a fine, score free finish. Hiretech’s patented reversible clamp bar makes it easy for the user to fit abrasives, quickly and accurately. Completely self-contained with high efficiency dust pickup, the HT8 breaks down into three simple component parts for easy transport.
Bringing our fleet of 6 tonne excavators up to 13 our latest addition of a Kubota KX057-4 sees a first time investment in Kubota for this category.
Operators are well looked after with Kubota’s most luxurious cabin yet which features a wider entrance, generous legroom and a deluxe seat. Operation is greatly enhanced with more easy-to-use features, the new digital panel puts convenience at the operator’s fingertips. Featuring easier button operation, the user-friendly digital panel is positioned to the front right corner of the operator. This operator-facing wider display greatly improves visibility with easier access, simpler settings and easy-to-read indicators and alerts.
Equipped with Kubota’s industry-leading antitheft system, only programmed keys will enable the engine to start up, attempting to start with an un-programmed key will activate the alarm. Newly enhanced features include an alert to remind the operator to extract the key after operation, and an LED alert to prevent potential theft. All assure site security.
Versatility is greatly enhanced with two auxiliary circuits as standard and precise oil flow control. The KX057-4 also boasts upgraded digging and lifting power.
We look forward to hearing customer feedback on our latest acquisition.
To hire one of our Kubota KX057-4 go to the 6 tonne excavator listing in our hire catalogue »
Our new Scania P320 plant lorry, on order since last June, arrived today. With a plant body built to our exact specification in Yorkshire by Sterling and a gross capacity of 26,000kg, this state-of-the-art vehicle takes pride of place in our fleet.
To keep up with demand for the hugely popular Genie SLA-15 Superlift we added three more to our fleet in March.
The SLA-15 is a compact, portable material lift suitable for a variety of loads. It has a maximum lifting height of 4.46m (14’ 7”) and a lifting capacity of 363kg. For heavier lifts two or more can be combined.
To hire one of our Genie SLA-15 Superlift go to their listing in our hire catalogue »
February’s arrival of three new Hinowa HS701 skip loading tracked mini dumpers increases our fleet to six.
The hugely popular Hinowa HS701 is a compact tracked mini dumper with very low ground pressure. Designed to easily pass through a garden gateway, it also feature a hi-tip mast lift for tipping into skips or onto flat-bed trailers. This combination makes the HS701 great for shifting dirt, sand and gravel from the front to the rear of a property.
For more details check out the Hinowa HS701 in our hire catalogue »
The requirement on many construction sites these days for green flashing beacons (signifying that the operator is wearing a seat belt) to be fitted to excavators, dumpers and rollers is becoming more and more prevalent. With this is mind we are taking measures to fit them to all of our machines.
So if you need a green seat belt beacon fitted just specify at the point of ordering.
Demand for the excellent Manitou MT625 6.0m Telehandler continues to be strong so we’ve added two more to our fleet.
The MT625 is a compact telehandler (1.92m in height and 1.81m wide) allowing it to easily get around site and under height restricted areas. It has a lifting capacity of 5.85m and 2500kg.
We can supply it with standard forks and/or a rehandling bucket.
Its Kubota diesel engine is optimised for exceptionally low fuel consumption, while providing enough power to carry out the jobs in hand.
We have taken delivery of two new Kubota KX030-4 3.0t mini excavators. The KX030-4 is Kubota’s base 3.0t machine, replacing the perennially popular KX71-3 in 2018.
As well as offering Kubota’s world-renowned combination of power and performance, the KX030-4 boasts the biggest, most comfortable cab in its class, providing excellent visibility thanks to the expansive glazing.
The KX030-4 utilises Kubota’s excellent chip-key anti-theft system. This system makes each individual machine impossible to start without its dedicated key and almost eliminates entirely the risk of theft.
The KX030-4 is just 1500mm wide, 2420mm high and can dig to a depth of 2870mm.
Check out the Kubota 3tonne mini excavator in our hire catalogue.
With demand for ride-on rollers high we have added another Bomag 120AD-5 to our growing fleet.
The 120AD-5 is the larger of the two ride-on rollers that we offer, complimenting the 800mm wide drum 80AD-5.
The Bomag 120 AD-5 is used for earthwork and asphalt applications on new construction projects and repair work.
The Bomag 120AD-5 can be found in our hire catalogue »