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James Jamieson Construction takes 13 Cats from Finning

North East Scotland’s newest plant hire company, James Jamieson Construction Ltd, has recently purchased an entirely new plant hire fleet of 12 pieces of Caterpillar plant from Finning. The fleet includes two Cat 308Ds, two 312Ds, a 315D, two 320D and a Cat 336DL excavator, two Cat D6 LGP track-type tractors, a Cat CS 54XT surface compactor, a Cat 323DL medium sized hydraulic excavator, and a Cat 972H wheel loader.

Commenting on James Jamieson Construction Ltd’s brief history and its decision to invest in Caterpillar plant from Finning, managing director, James Jamieson said: “James Jamieson Construction Ltd, as a business, is still very much in its infancy but myself and my father Jim Jamieson have a lot of experience in plant hire. We made sure to give the business its best start possible by investing in Caterpillar equipment with the support, advice and guidance of Finning.”
“When we were looking to setup the new business, we looked at fleet options and talked to Finning, who came up with a great package. It was really important to us that we had the right equipment, service and support. With Finning we could get all the parts and service repairs we need to complete our job successfully.”

The machinery’s residual value also plays a large part in the decision to make an investment in Caterpillar plant as a plant hire business. The company will be looking into acquiring new machinery on a regular basis.

“The fleet needs to be comprised of the latest equipment, as this is what customers expect when they hire the equipment and services of a plant hire specialist. The business also needs to be able to sell on used equipment for a good price rather than equipment that does not retain its value after its initial purchase and use.”

Finning’s ‘VisionLink’ equipment monitoring system, which is fitted to the Cat 320DL, Cat 323DL, Cat 336DL hydraulic excavators and the Cat D6N LPG and Cat D6T LPG dozersThe company is impressed with Finning’s ‘VisionLink’ equipment monitoring system, which is fitted to the Cat 320DL, Cat 323DL, Cat 336DL hydraulic excavators and the Cat D6N LPG and Cat D6T LPG dozers.”

“VisionLink is useful to the business for some very important reasons. It enables the company to monitor its machines in a way it would not be able to do without this kind off assistance. It can now monitor data from its equipment quickly and simply from almost any location, as it is all done over the Internet with an easy to use interface.”

“First and foremost VisionLink allows us to know exactly where equipment is at any given time, which is a major bonus for a plant hire firm as the machinery can be in many different places,. It is important to keep track of the business’s assets, and the tracking function is even adaptable to the extent that you can instantaneously track single machines as well as particular groups of machines on specific jobs.”

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