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CHC acquires 29 new machines in fleet renewal deal

11 Aug 2011

Cheetham Hill Construction has embarked on a major fleet renewal programme that will see 29 Volvo machines added to its fleet in 2011.

The Company has purchased 29 machines to replace almost one-third of its existing plant fleet. The deal includes 12 ADTs comprising a mix of four A30E and eight A40E models, supported by two EC140C, five EC210C, four EC360C, one EC460C and an EC700C excavator. In addition, two ECR88 and two ECR58 midi excavators complete the package.

All models have been purchased using Volvo Finance, with a full three year repair and maintenance contract, with the exception of the ECR88 and ECR58 excavators, which benefit from Volvo's three-year warranty.

Furthermore, all new machines are supplied with biodegradable oils, reflecting how seriously CHC considers its impact on the environment.

Volvo's CareTrack telematics system is being supplied on all new equipment, and this represents the next stage of CHC's fleet management programme to closely monitor fuel use while further improving productivity and efficiency on every machine. Not only does it reduce down time it also produces lower fuel consumptions and emissions and provides the obvious health, safety and environmental benefits too.

Established in 1966, CHC Ltd is one of the leading plant and equipment providers in the North of England, supplying its own and external major civil engineering projects across the UK with the most technologically advanced and reliable equipment available over the last four decades.

The fleet currently includes 100 items of operated plant, though the fleet is now on target to grow by 5% each year. Currently, the firm has a fleet of 69 excavators ranging from five-tonne minis up to a 70 tonne heavyweight earthmover, a fleet of low ground pressure dozers equipped with 3D GPS, self-propelled smooth and padfoot rollers and an extensive all-Volvo fleet of 28 articulated dump trucks.

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