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Another 26 Cat excavators for Hewden

Cat 312E excavators

Plant hirer’s latest £3 million core fleet deal takes Finning haul to £35 million in last the 12 months

NATIONAL plant hirers Hewden have confirmed yet another deal with Finning to expand their core fleet with an additional investment of £3 million, taking the total value of purchases in the last 12 months to £35 million. The latest purchase will see Finning deliver a further 26 Caterpillar hydraulic excavators.

The new order consists of 21 Cat 320EL and five 312E machines. This adds to the fleet of 109 excavators purchased earlier in the year and 463 C-series telehandlers purchased in late 2013. The deal takes the total number of new Caterpillar core fleet products purchased in the last 12 months to 598 units.


Commenting on the deal, Hewden director Mark Hogg, said: ‘Our core fleet next-day delivery guarantee has been a real success, with the 109 excavators previously purchased from Finning proving to be very popular. This latest purchase is testament to the success of our ongoing relationship with Finning and shows just how important the combination of state-of-the-art Cat equipment and service support is in the competitive market of plant hire.’

With equipment already being delivered to Hewden sites across the country, each of the new machines will be supported by a five-year preventative maintenance service contract, alongside a five-year warranty.

Commenting on the deal, Andy Davies, Finning’s strategic plant hire account manager, said: ‘Reaching the £35 million landmark with Hewden has been a real achievement. With nearly 600 new units on their core fleet, Caterpillar machines are now a significant part of the Hewden customer offering. This in turn exposes more people to the high performance of both our E-series excavators and C-series telehandlers.

‘Equally, with Hewden continuing to opt for extended warranties and service support, core fleet Caterpillar customers will be safe in the knowledge that no matter where they operate, they will be supported by Finning.’


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