H.E. Services and Komatsu sign £20m deal

Grant Prior 12 years ago
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Marubeni-Komatsu Ltd and excavator specialist H.E. Services (Plant Hire) have agreed a new £20m deal for the supply of over 300 new Komatsu crawler excavators this year.

The new package of machines, ranging from 2.5t to 45.0t operating weights, includes the PC26MR-3, PC55MR-3, PC80MR-3, PC130-8, PC210LC-8, PC350LC-8 and PC450LC-8.

All machines are fitted with Komtrax, the Komatsu satellite machine monitoring system.

H.E. managing director Peter Durey said: “Komtrax is a powerful tool and we use it daily to help us manage and monitor our Komatsu fleet.

“The functionality in Komtrax was a big influence in our decision to choose Komatsu again as our major excavator supplier.”

A number of the new excavators will be supplied in super long front specification.

The PC130-8 Super Long Reach has a maximum digging reach of 12.3 metres and the PC350LC-8 Super Long Reach a maximum digging reach of 22 metres.

Durey added: “The purchase of our new Komatsu machines underlines H.E. Services’ strategy of ensuring we have the most up-to-date fleet in the UK comprising the most advanced and productive machines currently in the market.

“We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with Marubeni-Komatsu, as well as Komatsu, over a number of years and had no hesitation in increasing the number of Komatsu excavators in our fleet.”

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