CJ Holmes & Son opens rental branch

By Helen Wright01 March 2016

UK-based groundwork services company CJ Holmes & Son has invested in Hyundai machines to form part of the fleet for its new rental operation.

Managing director and founder Chris Holmes said more companies were approaching him to rent machines, and he saw this as an opportunity and a distinct gap in the market in the Lincolnshire. So he decided to open a rental arm to his current business and launched CJ Holmes Plant and Tool Hire in January of this year.

The new company has 12-machines in its fleet – which includes 10 Hyundai machines ranging in operating weights from 1.7 tonne up to 22 tonne supplied by Hyundai dealer EP Industries, based in Alfreton, Derbyshire.

Mr Holmes said, “One of the main reasons we chose Hyundai machines is for their reliability – they are very low maintenance machines and down-time is minimal. The machines also represent excellent value for money.

“We purchased our first Hyundai from EP Industries in 2013 and we now have a fleet of 10 Hyundai’s which includes the R17Z-9A 1.7 tonne zero tail swing machine, which is perfect for the domestic market and difficult to access sites.

“We also have in our excavator fleet two R60CR-9A six tonne machines, two 14 tonne R140LC-9A, two R160LC-9A’s. Our latest purchases have been another R220LC-9A 22-tonne machine and a 2.5 tonne R25Z-9A – another zero tail swing machine.”

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