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JK Ashbrook take delivery of 100th Cat machine

Cat D6K2 tractor

Plant hire firm expands its Caterpillar equipment fleet with two new D6K2 LGP track-type tractors

CHESHIRE-based JK Asbrook Ltd have increased their total number of Caterpillar machines to 100, following the recent purchase of two brand new Cat D6K2 LGP track-type tractors.

Dedicated to investing in new machinery and technology to help reduce customer operating costs, J K Ashbrook have a varied fleet of Cat machines including excavators up to 50 tonnes, backhoe loaders, telehandlers, rollers and dumptrucks. The latest machines will complement the other Cat products and help customers improve fuel economy by up to 22%.


Equipped with Cat AccuGrade laser grade control and Stable Blade control technology, the Cat D6K2 is said to deliver unmatched grading performance and improved fuel economy, delivering substantial savings to JK Ashbrook customers’ bottom line. Not only does Stable Blade control help to increase productivity, it also helps prevent operator fatigue for improved health and safety.

James Ashbrook, managing director of JK Ashbrook, said: ‘We introduced our first Cat machine to the fleet in 2006, and such was the performance we have significantly increased our stock considerably, culminating in our 100th machine. We have seen such a strong performance in terms of productivity and helping our customers to lower operating costs that, at renewal time, we’ve generally replaced them like for like.’

Since the company formed in 2005, it has developed and grown by diversifying into groundworks contracting and operated and self-drive plant hire. The business has partnered with Finning for more than a decade.

Commenting on the relationship with JK Ashbrook Ltd, Finning sales representative Neil Baxter said: ‘As a family-run business, JK Ashbrook Ltd have grown to become a leading player in the plant hire industry. Over the last decade we have been able to support this growth and deliver tailored solutions for the business. It’s testament to the build quality and service offering Finning can deliver that the customer has returned to us to order their 100th machine.’


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