Cheshire-based plant hire and groundworks contractors, J K Ashbrook Ltd, has taken its total of Cat machines to one hundred, after its recent purchase of two brand new Cat D6K2 LGP track-type tractors. The new machine will complement the other Cat machines on the company’s fleet and will help customers improve fuel economy up to 22%.
Dedicated to investing in machinery and technology to help reduce customer-operating costs, J K Ashbrook has a varied fleet of Cat machines including excavators up to fifty tonnes, backhoe loaders, telehandlers, rollers and dump trucks.
Equipped with Cat AccuGrade™ Laser Grade Control and Stable Blade Control technology, the Cat D6K2 combines operator blade control input to deliver unmatched finish grading performance and improved fuel economy, delivering huge savings to J K Ashbrook Ltd’s customers’ bottom line. Not only does Stable Blade Control help to increase productivity, it also helps prevent operator effort and fatigue for health and safety.
James Ashbrook, Managing Director of J K Ashbrook Ltd, said: “We introduced our first Cat machine to the fleet in 2006, and such was the performance, we have significantly increased our stock considerably, culminating in our hundredth machine. We have seen such a strong performance in terms of productivity and helping our customers to lower operating costs that, at renewal time, we’ve generally replaced them like for like.”
Managing Director James Ashbrook established J K Ashbrook Ltd in 2005 when he started out with one tractor on local agricultural contracts. Since then, the company has developed and grown by diversifying into groundworks contracting, operated and self-drive plant hire. It has partnered with Finning for over a decade.
Commenting on the relationship with J K Ashbrook Ltd, Neil Baxter, Finning Sales Representative, said: “As a family run business, J K Ashbrook Ltd has grown to become a leading player in the plant hire industry. Over the last decade we have been able to support this growth and deliver tailored solutions for the business. It’s a testament to the build quality and service offering Finning can deliver that the customer has returned to us to order their hundredth machine.”
“Plant hire equipment is used on a variety of applications so it’s important for us to ensure we have the capability to keep the machines in good working order, through an extended warranty and a service and maintenance packages. Throughout the years, we have been able to enhance our offering, support and introduce new technology, all of which help to deliver increased uptime for J K Ashbrook Ltd.”