UK-based Ashtead Group company A-Plant has vastly enhanced its fleet of portable air compressors and generators by placing an order with Doosan for almost 500 machines valued at over £4 million (€5.6 million).

This is the largest single order that A-Plant has ever placed with Doosan and the new machines are currently being delivered to A-Plant service centres throughout the country.

The order covers a range of Doosan equipment, including compressors which supply compressed air from 260 to 400 cfm, as well as single-tool and two-tool compressor generators.

Within the order are two types of Stage IIIB compliant portable air compressors - the 7/73 and 10/110 models. Both models have a brand new ‘dual mode’ feature which provides a ‘two-in-one’ solution.

Replacing the need to choose between different models, the 7/73 and 10/110 models offer much more operational flexibility from the same machine, as pressure and flow outputs can be selected simply by pushing a button on the keypad, meaning the operator can instantly switch between low pressure and high pressure.

A-Plant’s director of purchasing and fleet management, Andrew Winlow, said: “Doosan has been a long-standing supplier to A-Plant for many years and we have invested in these new Stage IIIB compliant, state-of-the-art models to offer our customers maximum operational flexibility.

“We are always mindful that productivity and efficiency are two key drivers for our customers and we have selected models which deliver on both fronts, for example compressor generators which allow air tools to be powered at the same time as electrical equipment.

“Once again, this multi-million pound investment in new equipment confirms that we offer one of the youngest and most innovative fleets in the hire industry.”

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