Liugong looks North
Having recently established a new depot in Manchester to serve the area, UK Liugong dealership Construction Plant & Machinery Sales (CPMS) are now expanding sales and service into the North West of the country, with a number of high profile deals already being completed.
One for the first to join the ranks of Liugong ownership in the area was Stockport based M.T. Kaill (Plant Hire) Limited. The business was founded some 42 years ago by the current chairman Tudor Thomas, having initially set up shop with one machine and a lorry. The company has expanded greatly over the years and today operates a fleet of over 170 machines covering the North West, in addition to specialist rail machines which operate on a nationwide basis, building a reputation along the way for providing a top-class service to the industry.
The company have taken delivery of six 22 tonne class Liugong 922E hydraulic excavators with a further two on order. Talking about the decision to purchase the machines Kaill’s Managing Director Steve Thomas said, “We had the Liugong on demonstration and we were impressed with what we saw, as were our operators out in the field who all commented that the machines offered excellent performance, smoothness in operation and good comfort levels. We were impressed with the dealer’s level of service and customer care, whilst offering us a very good and competitive package; as such we thought the machines would be a good product for us going forward”.
Salford Excavations was established 5 years ago by Wes Lawrence, Owner, who is assisted in the day to day running of the business by Operations Director Simon Saxon. The company engages in excavation works, civil engineering and small demolition works and is experiencing steady growth. This growth see’s the company bidding for larger jobs and with that in mind they are investing in more modern kit and attachments.
The business currently runs a fleet of 12 machines ranging from sub-one tonne micro excavators up to 40 tonne excavators, with additional kit including crushers and tipper lorries with grabs. The excavator fleet features a mixture of brands, with the latest to join them being a 30-tonne class Liugong 933E, which will be supplied with an OilQuick attachment by ECY Haulmark.
Talking about the Liugong addition Simon Saxon said, “We took a Liugong on demo and ran it beside two other brands in our fleet, all of our experienced operators spent time in it and all were impressed with the way it performed. We had a good look at all the key components that are fitted into them and quickly realised they are all top name and well proven parts from blue chip suppliers, all in a very competitive package”.
Wes Lawrence commented, “We were very happy with the lads at CPMS who have been extremely helpful all the way through, nothing has been too much trouble or bother and for us that level of personal touch means a lot, its something a lot of the major manufacturers have lost these days”.
Another local business investing in Liugong excavators is Bagnall Demolition, who have been trading in the area for some 35 years. This company runs a fleet of 8 hydraulic excavators from a number of other manufacturers including Komatsu and Hyundai.
These machines will now be joined by two Liugong excavators consisting of 30-tonne class 928E and a 50-tonne class 950E model, both of which will be supplied with time saving OilQuick systems supplied and fitted by ECY Haulmark.
Bagnall Demolition’s Director Andrew Fisk said, “When we first started looking at LiuGong, we talked to people in the industry about them and we were impressed with what we heard, so we made contact with CPMS discussed a deal which was extremely competitive and went for it! The main questions for us were, are they are strong and do they have good build quality as demolition is hard work on machines, our operators said they tick all the boxes and that’s why they are joining the fleet”.
North Wales based Family owned business Thomas Plant Hire was established in 1999 and initially started out with a second hand JCB 3CX. Today the fleet totals 1200 machines from a wide variety of manufacturers including Hitachi, Komatsu, Volvo and Caterpillar. In addition to its Holywell base, the company now has a second depot in Widnes.
The company has recently added two 40 tonne class Liugong 939E hydraulic excavators to the fleet, talking about the latest acquisitions Managing Director Wyn Thomas said, “We have heard good things about the Liugong products from others in the industry and we were also very pleased with the availability of the machines, we are confident they will be a good fit for our fleet”.