Hemswell Surfacing Ltd, based near Gainsborough in Lincolnshire in the UK, has purchased a new generation Bobcat S550H high flow skid-steer loader together with new Bobcat sweeper and bucket attachments from AMS Bobcat, the local Authorised Bobcat Dealer based in Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire.

According to Alan Jennison, Managing Director of Hemswell Surfacing Ltd, the new Bobcat loader is an excellent tool for road projects.  He said: “We have been hiring Bobcat skid-steer loaders and attachments from AMS for several years now and they have become such an integral part of the equipment we use, we felt that it was time to invest in a new loader and attachments as part of our own machine fleet.”

Like all Bobcat compact loaders, the S550H loader is equipped with the quick-change Bob-Tach attachment mounting system, allowing it to be combined quickly and safely with over 70 different families of Bobcat attachments, delivering versatility and time-saving efficiency across a huge range of different applications.

Alan Jennison added: “With its ability to turn around in its own length and fast cycle times, the S550H loader offers us the manoeuvrability and flexibility we need in the sometimes tight spaces available on site, working alongside our bigger machines such as pavers and rollers on surfacing projects.  The new S550H loader is an excellent all-purpose vehicle for general material handling such as loading and placing materials whilst hand-laying macadams. Combined with the powerful brush attachment, it is also an efficient clean up tool.”

Hemswell Surfacing Ltd is fully equipped to carry out all types of surfacing using asphalt and bitumen macadam.  Headed up by Alan Jennison, who has over 40 years of experience and working knowledge of the surfacing and construction industry, the company can provide clients with the help and advice they need for all types of surfacing and maintenance applications.  The company works on behalf of local authorities and other public sector organisations, including private and commercial customers within North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire, North Nottinghamshire, South and East Yorkshire.

Projects covered include preparation, drainage and surfacing on roads, footpaths, repairing potholes, tennis courts and other sports surfaces, playgrounds, forecourts, driveways, car parks, caravan sites, estate roads, farm roads and silage bays, industrial/transport yards and warehousing storage facilities, encompassing virtually any hard standing area that requires a durable surface.  Tarmac maintenance and pothole/patch repairs are also undertaken.

“We can also use the new loader with other Bobcat attachments hired from AMS such as surface planers to carry out repair work,” said Mr Jennison.  “Together Bobcat loaders and attachments form a high performance road and pavement surface repair package, ideal for repairing not only potholes, surface cracks and ice damage, but also for milling surfaces and for work around manholes.”