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Kobelco gets Sirius

The Sirius Group has invested over £1.2 million in fuel-efficient Kobelco excavators, supplied by Molson Equipment.

As part of the Leeds-based company’s drive to operate the most fuel-efficient equipment available, Sirius has added four SK300LC-11, one SK350LC-11 and a single SK230SRLC-10 excavator to meet with their requirements for fuel economy, reliability, and productivity.

The new excavators have all been supplied from UK Kobelco dealer Molson Equipment’s newly-opened depot in Darlington.

“We operate on a nationwide basis but are predominately centred around Yorkshire, the North East and the North West. The fact that Molson have opened a depot in the North East in addition to their established base in Warrington means we essentially have a local dealer should there be any issues over the life of the machines,” says director Stuart Kirk. “We think this will be a massive benefit to the Group as we rely on the service and back-up from dealers in our region.”

The order for the excavators comes after Kirk and his team explored a wide range of manufacturers looking for an ideal excavator to complement their fleet.

“The Kobelco meets our requirements for build quality with well-known and proven components. Molson have delivered the machines with an extended three-year, 6000-hour warranty and service agreement,” Kirk concludes. “This shows their confidence in the product and far exceeds the warranties we get from other brands, giving us the confidence in both the machines and the after sales support from Molson.”

All six excavators have been supplied in full Sirius custom colour scheme completed at the Molson Avonmouth headquarters along with additional upgrades including heavy-duty belly guards and side impact protection, Miller hydraulic couplers and MST buckets. The SK350LC and three of the SK300LC excavators have also been fitted with heavy-duty screen guards to protect the cab from damage when undertaking demolition works.

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