HSS Hire Ireland has taken delivery of 23 Kubota mini excavators, making them the largest hirer of the market-leading machines in Ireland, with a total Kubota fleet of 48.
The 1.7 tonne KX41-3V and 2.8 tonne KX71-3 models are available for hire through the company's nationwide network of 24 branches, plus six agency outlets.
Dublin-based HSS Hire Ireland is part of the HSS Hire Service Group, the UK's largest tool and equipment hire chain.
Towards the end of 2007, it opened its new Dublin Superstore, with a floor area of 22,955 sq ft, and launched a 26,500 sq ft Superstore in Belfast. The two new outlets will allow HSS to further increase its small plant offering to customers.
The cabbed mini excavators, supplied by Kubota distributor Whelan Plant Sales, of Ennis, Co. Clare, are fitted with a 'quick-hitch' coupler system that allows the operator to rapidly switch between attachments from inside the cab, and three different sized buckets.
They also feature Kubota's unique key-based 'ANTI-THEFT' security system - the first and still the only one of its kind fitted as standard equipment by a mini excavator manufacturer.
Michael Killeen, managing director of HSS Hire Ireland, said: "As a hire company an unreliable machine means a loss of revenue. In the fast moving construction industry in Ireland it's simply not an option for us to hire out machines that would cause delays on site for our customers and ultimately hold up the progress of a project. This has not been our experience with Kubota.
"The brand has an excellent name in the construction industry. Many of our customers specifically request a Kubota machine due to their high level of satisfaction with the first Kubota hired from us."
"It's a huge benefit for us to know that the Kubota machines we stock are a guaranteed source of hire revenue. Such is our confidence in the brand that we are now the biggest user of Kubota machines in Ireland."
He added that in their experience, Kubota machines are of superior quality, with second to none performance. "We are also receiving excellent dealer support from the supplier, Whelan Plant Sales."
George Whelan, owner of Whelan Plant Sales, said: "We have been selling Kubota machines for three years now and this latest sale to HSS Hire Ireland is our biggest yet. We are delighted to be a part of the company's rapid development and look forward to supplying more Kubota minis to them as they grow their business still further."
Kubota is the European and world leader in mini excavators and offers the widest range of machines available from a single manufacturer. Customers can select from 18 base models spanning the weight range from 850 kg to 8 tonnes and including the largest selection of increasingly popular zero tail swing machines.
With a legendary reputation for quality, performance, reliability, excellent resale values and first-class dealer support, their productivity and versatility make them the ideal tool for many different application and end-users, from civil engineering to landscaping and plant hire companies to owner operators.
For further information about their world leading mini excavators contact: Kubota (UK) Ltd - Construction Equipment Division, Dormer Road, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3UN, visit www.kubota.co.uk, or call the Kubota response hotline Tel: 01283 227593, Fax: 01283 552528, and Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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