New Liebherr dozers for Hodge Plant
Plant hire firm strengthens machinery fleet with the addition of two PR 734 LGP Litronic bulldozers
STRATHCLYDE-based Hodge Plant Ltd have invested in two Liebherr hydrostatic PR 734 LGP Litronic bulldozers. These latest additions join an existing fleet of over 120 machines and continue the company’s principle of operating only the most modern, reliable and sophisticated technology equipment.
Hodge Plant have diverse interests in a range of both operated and non-operated plant, offering a highly flexible hire service, including: excavators; bulldozers; loading shovels; dumptrucks; rollers; hydraulic hammers; motor-graders; and mobile screening and crushing equipment.
The company also carries out general earthworks, and contract earthmoving and crushing and screening. In addition, Hodge Plant own and operate Duneaton Quarry in South Lanarkshire, which is a major producer of hard stone aggregates meeting British road and highways grading standards.
The PR 734LGP Litronic is a 22-tonne class, low-ground pressure (LGP) machine, featuring fully hydrostatic drive with electric drive control. The bulldozer is powered by a Liebherr six-cylinder turbocharged D 936-L A6 Stage IIIA/Tier 3 reduced-emissions diesel engine that develops 150kW at 1,800 rev/min.
Hodge Plant have acquired their two new machines with the standard 4.10 cubic metre capacity straight blades (1,150mm x 3,995mm). The spacious, ergonomically designed cab features twin joystick levers and the instrument panel, with its built-in information display for all major machine functions, is positioned in the driver’s central field of vision but does not obstruct the view of the blade. The cab lining has been optimized for better noise absorption and the hydrostatically driven engine cooling fan only runs when needed, keeping noise down to a particularly low level.
Taking delivery of the new bulldozers, managing director Alistair Hodge commented: ‘We like the package that Liebherr offers, which includes a service scheme and undercarriage warranty. We never doubted the build quality and this, coupled with the back-up, means we can be confident in providing our customers with a reliable and productive hire machine.’