Liebherr Excavators for Peter Duffy Limited
- 03 September 2007
- Company & Industry News
Both Duffy's new excavators have been supplied with heavy-duty, extra long undercarriage (HD-SL) fitted with 750mm wide trackpads, hydraulically adjustable booms, quick-hitch, hydraulic attachment swivel, automatic central lubrication system and refuelling pumps. Both machines are required for lifting as well as earthmoving and materials handling - especially with regard to pipeline and shaft work - and Liebherr has provided load diagram systems for lifting duties. The customer has also taken a large selection of backhoe buckets, from 0.85m³ to 1.20m³ capacities, 2400mm 0.85m³ ditchcleaning buckets with cutting edges and a ripper tooth for each excavator.
The operator's cab in both models are to the highest specifications, with full Litronic instrumentation, air suspended and heated seat with automatic lap safety belt, air conditioning, radio set and reinforced glazing. Additional working lights have been fitted front and rear, together with a flashing roof beacon.
Peter Duffy Limited is an independent and multi-faceted company and has been established for 35 years. Headquartered near Wakefield and with satellite depots, the company concentrates on the north of England for its civil engineering contracts, with specific expertise in the water, power and highways sectors, together with commercial construction projects. Duffy has also established itself in south Wales with numerous utility contracts and services. In addition to these core business activities, Peter Duffy Limited is closely involved with the management of utility networks and also has an in-house drainage and sewerage specialist division with unrivalled expertise in large wastewater systems.
With a large and modern fleet of contractor's plant and equipment, it is a logical extension to the company's services to provide long and short-term plant hire. Plant operators are skilled, highly trained and fully certificated and, for plant hire customers, Peter Duffy Limited prides itself on an efficient service back-up to keep downtime to the minimum. The company has its own training organisation and, in addition to the training and refresher programmes designed for their own personnel, assessments, industry standard and bespoke training schemes are also available to outside organisations.
The two new excavators joining the Peter Duffy fleet are the first Liebherr machines the company has bought. They are replacement machines and company director Neil Duffy commented that the build quality was the main reason for opting for Liebherr excavators. Both machines will undertake a wide variety of tasks but their prime duties are deep digging - such as shafts and pipeline trenching - and their excellent lifting capacities will be used for placing shaft linings and pipe sections. Both Liebherr excavators have been supplied with lifting hooks and equipped with Prolec Liftwatch 5 safe load indication systems.
For further information, please contact:
Liebherr-Great Britain Limited