Hewitson buys big Hewitson Plant Hire has expanded its excavator fleet with the purchase of 50 new Kubota

machines. Supplying equipment throughout the North East and Yorkshire, Hewitson purchased the new machinery from P V Dobson & Sons, with the order comprising the Japanese manufacturer’s micro-excavators, the new U50-5 five-tonne mini, and other equipment up to eight tonnes. Owen Hewitson, director at Hewitson, said: “When operating in the midst of a pandemic,

it’s vitally important that we provide operators with machinery that simply gets the job done in the toughest conditions, so it was a simple decision to continue to invest in Kubota excavators. “The recent business growth is testament to the reputation we have built over the past 25

years on providing market leading machinery to meet customer demand. A vital part of this is the relationship we have with P V Dobson and Kubota and the service and aftersales support they provide.”

KDM KDM Hire has bolstered its offering with the announcement of a new range of lifting and shifting equipment. The new machinery and the already substantial fleet are also featured in a brand new 360-page catalogue, also launched. KDM must be a hive of activity at the

moment, having recently opened a new depot in Belfast and revealing plans for a new site in Dublin. Meanwhile, the equipment is part of an ongoing fleet investment and will be available from the Belfast and Dublin depots, and its HQ in Cookstown, County Tyrone. Highlights of the range include mini

spider and pick and carry cranes, both ideal for applications where space is an issue. Dual power options ensure that work can be carried out indoors without any concern for toxic emissions. Other products include glazing robots, glass vacuum and cladding lifters, mini floor cranes, mobile gantries, modular spreader beams, glass trollies, material lifts and portable conveyors. KDM is also launching a contract lifting

service, whereby all aspects of the lift program are undertaken by KDM and planned in advance by qualified personnel. High times at

Speedy by name and nature Speedy has invested £10 million in new equipment for its four-hour guaranteed delivery

promise, to meet rising customer demand for quick site deliveries. The investment adds 25,000 new assets to the company’s most popular 350 product lines

made available through the service. Speedy guarantees equipment to be delivered within four hours to anywhere in the UK and

Ireland when ordered before 3pm – or customers receive a week’s free hire. The company has fulfilled 13,000 four-hour deliveries in the last 12 months, which represents a 30% year-on- year increase for the service from customers. This recent investment follows the

£27 million spent on new kit since last September last year, which included more battery-powered equipment and an increased focus on solar, hybrid, electric and hydrogen technologies.

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