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Finning deliver Europe’s first Cat 311F LRR excavator

Cat 311F LRR

Carey London expand their fleet with 17 new Cat machines including Europe’s first two 311F LRR models

CAREY London have strengthened their equipment fleet with 17 new Caterpillar machines from Finning, including Europe’s first two Cat 311F LRR hydraulic excavators. Also included in the excavator deal are: five Cat 305Es, three Cat 302.7Ds, three Cat 308Es, two Cat 312Es and a Cat 320E LRR, all of which will work on projects across London.

Working mostly on space-restricted projects, the construction services firm was looking for equipment offering greater manoeuvrability, a small footprint and high power output. With the new Cat 311F LRR having a reduced radius design and tail swing of just 1,750mm, it proved, say Finning, to be the perfect option for Carey London to work within tight spaces.


Commenting on the deal, Martin Carey, managing director of Carey London, said: ‘With the booming housing market in London, we are seeing many more opportunities in the sector. With the low-emissions zones and lots of focus on fuel performance on site, these new units are already proving to be very popular. The Cat 311F LRR excavator, in particular, is a great piece of equipment and powerful for its size, allowing us to achieve much more from a very compact unit.’

The Cat 311F LRR model has a number of features designed to ensure customers receive maximum return on investment. The machine’s engine idle shutdown feature automatically stops the engine after a pre-set period of idling. It also has ‘Eco’ mode that adjusts the machine’s performance to the task at hand. Both features combine to help reduce fuel consumption without compromising on performance.

Mr Carey continued: ‘During the tender process we consulted a number of different equipment suppliers and manufacturers. The Cat machines are widely regarded for their premium build quality and combining this with Finning’s expertise in equipment solutions, we’re confident of completing projects quicker and more efficiently.’

As part of the deal, each machine will benefit from the support of the Finning branch network, supported by the Finsight monitoring team of dedicated advisors based in Cannock.

Dermot O’Connor, Finning sales representative, said: ‘With so much competition in the construction sector, Carey London being the first European company to invest in the Cat 311 FLRR hydraulic excavator, amongst other Cat machines, will certainly have the edge over competitors in what is a very strong London market.’


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