KJ Services, a specialised plant hirer to the construction and quarrying sector, has purchased a Cat® 950 CG wheel loader in a deal with Finning UK & Ireland. The machine was chosen for its strength, manoeuvrability, and ease of maintenance.
The wheel loader was purchased in early 2019 and has now logged more than 340 hours of operating time, realising both financial and operational savings. The product is a good solution for loose material handling, machine loading, general construction, and stockpiling jobs. In addition, KJ Services is using a Cat Product Link® remote monitoring solution for fleet management, using the VisionLink® interface to monitor the machine’s usage, fuel burn, and productivity.
“We purchased this machine and loading shovel about three months ago,” said Jack Stephens, Plant Manager at KJ Services. “We opted for the Cat 950 GC model as a smaller and more manoeuverable alternative to the Cat 950M, which we are already familiar with. We have had great feedback from the operators onsite, who have commented on the improved visibility and comfort in the cab.
“Operators are able to perform their pre-start checks more easily and quickly because all access points are at ground level. On previous machines we have had to sometimes lift the bonnet to perform standard tasks, which takes time, whereas the new machine helps to reduce these routine tasks to a minimum.
“We also use Product Link to provide insight into the machine’s performance, which helps us to cut time and costs. Every machine in our fleet is monitored to provide insight into machine hours, fuel burn, and idle time, to name a few. The user-friendly software provides all the information we need to monitor the health, performance, and productivity of our fleet. Any faults on the machine are flagged automatically. With the help of the support team at Finning, these faults can be analysed and remedial action taken, alongside proactive management of the machine’s ongoing performance. We chose Caterpillar products for their reliability, connectivity, and the resale value of the machine.”
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