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UKD Diggers buys Bobcat compact excavators

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UKD Diggers, based in Derbyshire, has expanded its operations through the purchase of 18 new Bobcat compact excavators from Butler Reynolds, the Authorised Bobcat Dealer based at Costock near Loughborough. The new additions to the fleet comprise models with operating weights from 1.0 to 4.5 t and include new Bobcat E10, E17, E25 and E45 mini-excavators.

Dave Bennett, a Director at UKD Diggers, said: “Since we were founded in 2008 in the throes of the recession, we have built steadily from small beginnings around a fleet that included several new Bobcat 321 1.5 t excavators we purchased at the time from Butler Reynolds. As demand picked up, we added E62 6 t and E85 8 t excavators two years ago from Butler Reynolds, shortly after they were launched by Bobcat.

“We have continued to see growth in every sector from local builders and landscapers using our micros to groundworks contractors and housebuilders renting our bigger machines. The new Bobcat excavators will allow us to better meet the increased demand and to extend our current customer base by going after new business as we are much better equipped to support new customers now.”

Prior to the purchase of new machinery, UKD Diggers undertakes extensive research into the manufacturers and the products that they offer, in order to assess the best machinery for each required task. Nigel Long, a Director at Butler Reynolds, said: “The new Bobcat excavators underwent the same exhaustive competitive examination for performance and cost-effectiveness which characterises all the equipment in the UKD Diggers fleet and passed with flying colours. It is not surprising that Bobcat continues to take a significant share of this market with a range of mini-excavators covering operating weights from 0.8 to 8.5 t.”

“In the face of stiff competition, we chose Butler Reynolds and Bobcat because of the attractive deal they offered, backed by the excellent service and support we know Butler Reynolds have provided us for years. In a similar fashion, we always aim to go the extra mile for our customers providing a service that only an independent plant hirer can offer, with market-leading machines that arrive in tip-top condition, fully fuelled and ready for work. We have an expanding customer base in which every client is as important as one another from some of the UK's top names in civil engineering to our local businesses throughout the Midlands and South Yorkshire,” said Dave Bennett.

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