JW Baron Earthworks is the very first customer in the UK to purchase Kubota’s new KX080-4a 2-Piece Boom on 600mm Wide Steel Tracks excavator in the UK following its recent launch.

The construction and environmental earthworks specialist based in South Devon, has taken delivery of the enhanced excavator having sealed the deal with MST at Tiverton, Devon.

JW Baron Earthworks undertakes all types of land based contracts, from moving a few hundred cubic metres of earth, to bulk excavations and cut and fill projects. Many jobs involve landscaping work and flood alleviation, meaning the robustness and quality of its land equipment is crucial for business.

“This is the first Kubota machine we’ve had in our fleet,” says Managing Director James Baron. “I bought the KX080-4a following an MST ‘dig and drive’ day last summer.”

“The Kubota KX080-4a has already been particularly useful on a forestry contract where it has been used to regrade forest roads and reinstate trackside drains in ancient woodland.” says Baron. “In some of the more confined sections the 2 piece boom has come into its own by enabling us to configure the machine so as not to damage the low branches of the trees.”

“This is the largest machine we’ve purchased from MST, after previously buying ground care equipment from them. I was really impressed with the deal that was put together by MST and Kubota.”

“…I’m sure the KX080-4a will be received even better as it has further enhancements,” says Robin Wearn, Construction Sales Specialist at MST.

“They are always updating machines as new technology and materials come out and also responding to the ever-changing requirements of the customer. The support and back up service is excellent and if we ever need parts or to ask technical questions, someone from Kubota is always on the other end of the phone willing to help.”