AH Plant Hire grows fleet

By Helen Wright06 May 2014

UK rental company AH Plant Hire has added nine Volvo CE compact excavators to its rental fleet, which targets customers throughout the north west of England and north Wales.

The deal included four 1.7 tonne class EC17C mini excavators, two 2.7 tonne class EC27C models, two maximum 7 tonne class ECR58D machines and an 8.5 tonne class ECR88.

Managing director Andrew Heaton claimed the company was one of the first in the north-west of the UK to find a niche in the rental market for the 5.5 tonne class Volvo EC55, and said the reduced swing variant had become a firm favourite with its customers since it was first introduced.

“The machines have proved reliable and have stood the test of time, so together with a competitive package on offer from [Volvo CE dealer] Seddons, we decided to increment our fleet with more of the Volvo brand,” Mr Heaton added.

“Besides the machine reliability, one of the key reasons why we continue to invest in Volvo utility equipment is the first class after sales support we receive from Seddons and indeed from Volvo themselves.”

All nine machines were modified AH Plant’s engineers with the addition of hydraulic quick hitches and vandal guards before joining the hire fleet.

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