Sibbald Training adds new 14 t Sany excavator

By Leila Steed17 June 2021

Sibbald Training in Scotland has added a new Sany SY135C excavator to its fleet of construction equipment.

Left to right: John Sibbald, managing director of Sibbald Training, David Sibbald, owner of Sibbald Training and Stewart Smith, Scotland sales manager for SANY UK & Ireland. Left to right: John Sibbald, managing director of Sibbald Training, David Sibbald, owner of Sibbald Training and Stewart Smith, Scotland sales manager for Sany UK & Ireland

The company, which provides plant training and assessments for the construction, civil engineering, utilities, emergency services and logistics sectors from its centres in Blackridge, Drumlithie and Aberdeen, ordered the new excavator as a replacement for an older machine. 

Its new 14 t SY135C is equipped with a 78.5 kW diesel engine and is described by Sany as an “all-rounder”.

It can dig to a depth of 5.5 m (18 ft) and has a maximum reach of 8.3 m (27 ft). Internally, its cab is fitted with automatic air conditioning, joystick controls, a heated seat and a display screen. 

John Sibbald, managing director of Sibbald Training, said: “We want to ensure our customers receive industry leading training and in order to do so we need to invest in new equipment which will be reliable and robust.

“There’s an increasing population of Sany excavators in the Scottish market and after gathering positive feedback from other users, we felt it was the right choice for our business.” 

Alongside the tracked excavator, Sibbald also invested in a PowerLatch quick coupler from specialist attachments manufacturer Miller UK.

The hydraulic twinlocking quick coupler is made from a high tensile steel and incorporates a patented automatic blocking system, which according to Miller “prevents the accidental release of an attachment”.

John said: “It’s really important to have the right attachments for our machines, so we can provide the best possible experience for our future operators.

“Miller’s products are well-known for being at the forefront of safety standards and efficiency and that along with SANY makes a powerful combination.”

Sibbald ordered the equipment through Sany’s new direct sales and support route. 

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