Lynch lets Cat in

UK nationwide plant hire and haulage specialist Lynch has added 34 new Caterpillar® machines to its commercial fleet, an investment of £2.6 million. Finning UK & Ireland, exclusive distributor of Cat® products, delivered the machines to the firm’s headquarters in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, where they are already on hire. These new additions enhance Lynch’s offerings to its customers.

“Choosing Caterpillar machines is a common-sense commercial move for us” commented Chris Gill, director at Lynch. “We have a long, established and amicable working relationship with Finning, and Caterpillar machines are especially durable and reliable so we can offer our customers the best quality and value for money. The exceptional build quality and durability of the machines means they keep their residual value, which is good for the customer, but also a sound investment for us.”

“The investment comes off a great start for Lynch on HS2, and some of these machines are being placed straight onto the project. This investment in Cat machinery is in preparation for further HS2 works with our customers firmly in mind. We’re focussed on providing the most technologically advanced fleet available on the market.”

The new arrivals include five new dozers including the Cat D6XE electric dozer, the world’s first electric drive dozer which offers unparalleled levels of torque and traction control, along with one of the latest next generation Cat D5 dozer’s, introduced to the UK earlier this year. Ten additional 308 excavators completed the excavator delivery.

The new machines also include two Cat 730 articulated dump trucks, specially designed for work on tight roads or quarry switchbacks, and two Cat CS66B rollers with their innovative vibratory soil compacting mechanisms.

Three Cat 432 backhoes, which offer ultimate versatility in a multitude of applications in one convenient package, also joined the convoy to Lynch, along with five Cat 313 FL HSR excavators, ideal for excavating projects large and small.

Lynch has operated in its respective industry sectors for 40 years. Its customers range from big businesses working on large scale earthmoving projects such as rail and road infrastructure requiring multiple machines, to smaller businesses performing one-machine jobs, and everything in between. Lynch has a firm reputation as a top-shelf plant hire company, and its diverse machine portfolio means it can fulfil the requirements of their customer’s projects, no matter how large or small.

“We’re very pleased with the support from Finning, both throughout the sales process and afterwards to ensure we have a package that’s tailored specifically to meet our needs and those of our customers.” continued Gill.

“Maintenance is absolutely vital to keeping our machines running, and Finning’s proactive Finsight machine monitoring system is invaluable, as Finning help us to ensure our equipment is operating smoothly and efficiently. This is especially useful as a plant hire business because we have machines all over the country and for our customers it means there’s little risk of machine downtime.”

“Lynch has a wide customer base and varying customer requirements,” said Jake Wright, national account manager at Finning UK & Ireland. “We work very closely with Lynch to ensure we can help them meet the demands of the plant hire market. Their customers know that they are getting top of the range equipment with the latest technology, fully supported by our warranty and maintenance packages.”

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