Boels Rental is in the process of adding 50 Tobroco Giant SK252D skid steer loaders to its fleet, in response to growing demand for mini skid steer loaders.
The skid steers are initially being distributed across the Benelux region and Germany since this is where Boels is seeing the greatest demand for these machines.
The first units were handed over at the beginning of May, and the remainder will be delivered in phases throughout 2020.
Sander Mulders, Tactical Buyer at Boels Rental, said, “The machines are incredibly versatile, so the growing demand makes sense. As a rental company we want to meet our customers’ needs as much as possible and have therefore decided to expand our fleet with this mini skid steer.
“We believe that the largest target groups for these machines will be working in construction, infrastructure, gardening and ground care in particular, but of course also for other applications.”
Aside from the testing and analysis that Boels conducted on Tobroco’s skid steers, along with other brands, Mulders said an important part of the decision to go with Tobroco was the fact that the supplier can provide international service support.
He added, “Total cost of ownership is very important to us. The Giant SK252D is a well-developed machine. It requires little maintenance and what needs to be maintained is easy to do
He also highlighted the fact that the machine is compact and manoeuvrable, and offers the operator good visibility for safe operation.
“The combination of simple operation and the ‘hop-on, hop-off’ principle makes it possible to make use of the machine quickly with little effort. This ensures that work on site can be carried out faster and more efficiently.”
The SK252D has an operating weight of 810kg and is equipped with an 18.6kW diesel engine from Kubota. It has a tipping load of 434kg.
The machine’s four heavy-duty wheel motors provide good traction and are low maintenance, according to Tobroco.
Also, the suspended driver platform can be folded to make the machine more compact for transportation.