Contractors World UK & Ireland Edition Vol 4 No 1 - page 14

Ten JCB Backhoe Loaders From
Farwell
Dorset-based, Mark Farwell Plant Hire & Contracting, has or-
dered more than £1 million of JCB machinery - including a fleet
of 10 3CX Sitemaster backhoe loaders.
The company, which runs more than 80 machines in total,
operates from premises in Blandford Forum, Dorset.
Company owner Mark Farwell said: “We’ve operated JCB
machines for 32 years and they’ve always been a good ma-
chine. We’ve never had a bad one and they’ve always been
reliable. Holt JCB is right on our doorstep and they give us a
really good service too.”
The company’s business is split between its own civil en-
gineering and earthmoving contracting work, and the plant
hire side.
Kelly Plant Hire
buy their first
Liebherr
Kelly Plant Hire of Redditch have re-
cently invested in their first Liebherr
machine, an A910 compact
wheeled excavator - the first of its
kind in the country - to meet the ex-
acting demands of a M1 motorway
refurbishment contract.
This 11.5 t machine has a tail-
end swing radius of only 1,600
mm, so is ideal for tight operating
areas and restricted access sites, such as
motorway refurbishment schemes.
With its 75 kW diesel engine, it complies
with the IIIB exhaust emission limits even
without an installed diesel particulate filter.
Shaun Kelly, Managing Director of Kelly
Plant Hire explained, “We chose the Liebherr
machine based on a number of factors. We
were impressed by considerations such as
operator comfort, stability and engine emis-
sions but also the efficiency and cost effec-
tiveness of operations.”
Kelly expanded, “Working on site, the
minimal tail swing radius and the fast
slewing speed combined with the Liebherr
LIKUFIX fast coupling for tools makes for a
very versatile machine. The new machine is
already at work on the M1 at Junction 29
and is proving itself against the other ma-
chines on site. In fact, we and our customer
are so pleased, we have already ordered a
second.”
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