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A Bobcat E50 5 tonne zero tail swing (ZTS) compact excavator rented from the MTS Group, based at Wakefield in Yorkshire in the UK, has been helping local semi-professional rugby league team, Featherstone Rovers Rugby League Football Club (RLFC), with expansion works at the Rovers’ Big Fellas Stadium near Pontefract in West Yorkshire.

The work on the pitch carried out using the Bobcat excavator and the other expansion works at the Big Fellas Stadium are part of the club’s ambitious plans for promotion from the Kingstone Press Championship to the Super League, the top tier of rugby league in the UK.

Work began as soon as the season ended at Featherstone Rovers (also known as the ‘Flat Cappers’) with MTS being called in to provide the Bobcat E50 excavator and other equipment to help with earthmoving work to extend the pitch. MTS Group has over 30 years of experience in the rental industry and offers a large fleet of Bobcat compact equipment and attachments along with many other products from three depots in England at Leigh, Wakefield and Birtley and from a newly opened depot at Cumbernauld in Scotland.

Paul Taylor, Commercial Manager at Featherstone Rovers RLFC, said: “This is a very important project for the club and we were delighted with the performance of the Bobcat machinery and the prompt and efficient service provided by MTS Group.”

The Rovers experienced a season of success after reaching the grand final of the Kingstone Press Championship where they were beaten by the Leigh Centurions 36-12. The Rovers home ground has undergone a number of recent improvements including the purchase of the former main stand at Scarborough Football Club, which was then reconstructed at the Railway End of the Rovers ground earlier this year. As part of the development of the ground, works have been carried out on the playing area with the Bobcat E50 excavator, to move it half a pitch length towards the Railway End of the Stadium.

MTS Group runs one of the largest fleets of Bobcat compact equipment for hire in the UK and one of the biggest in Europe. A comprehensive selection of Bobcat compact loaders, excavators and telehandlers is available for rent for use throughout the UK. The company also runs the largest fleet of Bobcat attachments for hire, covering everything from standard and 4-in-1 buckets, hydraulic breakers and road planers to stump grinders, tree transplanters, backhoes, as well as winter attachments such as snow blowers, buckets, snow blades and salt and sand spreaders, delivering versatility and time-saving efficiency across a huge range of different applications.

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