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EJ Civils Praise Hyundai!

E J Civils is a groundworks company based in Lincolnshire – the company’s main source of business is groundworks for major housebuilding company Taylor Wimpey, alongside other leading developers, located in the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire areas.

“All of our work is ‘word of mouth’ and we are very fortunate to have such a good working relationship with Taylor Wimpey – who we do the majority of our work for,” says Kevin Walsh Managing Director of EJ Civils.

The company has a fleet of 20-machines ranging from three to 22 tonnes. The company’s most recent purchases were three 14 tonne Hyundai HX140L machines from Corby based Hyundai dealer, Willowbrook Plant.

The company also has a 22-tonne R220-9A Hyundai which Kevin purchased second-hand around a 1.5-years ago whilst the machine was still under warranty.

“We were laying big pipes and we needed a bigger machine and the R220-9A came up just at the right time. Unfortunately, the demolition company who previously owned the machine went out of business,” says Walsh.

“We purchased the machine through Hyundai dealer HES Enterprises in Manchester – we got a real good bargain! There were two 22-tonne machines available, both in full demo spec, but we missed out on buying both as one was already sold – so we bought the last one. It is an excellent machine – a real work horse!”

“I like everything about the new Hyundai’s! The fuel efficiency is very good – if you hit some ‘hard stuff’ when you are digging it will automatically give you more power for that and then power down when you don’t need so much power. Also, the fuel lines are not so sensitive on the Hyundai’s which is particularly important during groundworks. The cab is very high spec as standard on the Hyundai’s and it comes with excellent vision.”

Walsh also likes the fact that with the Hyundai HX140L you get four LED lights on the front of the machine instead of two. And he also said that they were ‘proper lights’ and that even working at night there were no shadows.

“We have the Around View Monitoring system on our machines too (AAVM) which means our operators can see all around the cab and shows if anyone is in the vicinity of the machine – if they do an alarm sounds alerting the driver. It’s brilliant! Health and Safety standards at Taylor Wimpey are one of the highest in the industry and they absolutely love the idea of this safety system.”

“Another safety aspect of the Hyundai is the fob system which is a keyless start – where your key stays in your pocket.”

Kevin could not praise Willowbrook for the company’s service and support, and he anticipates that within three-years he will be replacing all of his excavators with machines from Willowbrook and will be running a 100% Hyundai fleet.

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