French demolition and earthmoving company Millot TP has expanded its fleet with two Hitachi medium excavators and a wheeled loader from Teramat, the dealer for the Rhône-Alpes and Burgundy-Franche-Comté regions.
The ZX300LCN-6, ZW180-5 and ZX250LC-6 were delivered in response to increased demand in and around the city of Lyon.
One of the first projects for the ZX300LCN-6 was at a former shopping centre, where it was used for the large-scale excavation of demolished materials as well as the groundwork and foundations for a new housing development on the site.
“I really like the ZX300LCN-6, because it is more powerful than the previous machine,” said operator Bruno Lourenço.
“Overall, it’s an excellent machine. It’s smooth and fast, and the loading cycle is very good. For example, there is no problem in working with around 10 trucks per day on this site.”
Millot CEO Daniel Pijot, who has used Hitachi equipment for 15 years, added: “We continue to buy Hitachi machines because we know the brand so well and have been very happy with our equipment from the beginning.
“We have purchased other brands in the past, but have always come back to Hitachi as they compare favourably to the competition in terms of ease of maintenance, engine power and fuel consumption.
“The customer service from our Hitachi dealer is also excellent.”