Savings of 10% in fuel have persuaded Breheny Groundwork Contractors to add three new Cat 313 GCs to its fleet.

“We bought three Cat 313 GCs a couple of years ago and were impressed with everything about the machines from performance, safety, comfort, and the fuel savings,” said director Kerryanne Sidlow.

“They’re not only economical, but also enable us to reduce our carbon footprint which is something we are actively working towards as a company.”

The three machines bring the Breheny fleet of Cat machines to nine, making the brand the largest part of its fleet. The groundworks company, which has operated across the North-West of England for over 30 years, has expanded its services into the sewer and road installation market and has been operating successfully there for a couple of years.

The nature of the work, and the harsh environments that the machines are required to work in, meant the contractor needed tough and reliable machines that were up to the job – which was essential to maintain its level of service to customers.

The Cat 313 GCs not only meet EU Stage V emission standards but also have a new smart mode operation facility which automatically matches engine and hydraulic power to the working conditions for maximum productivity and fuel efficiency.

“One of the new 313 GCs is already on a roads and sewers project we recently secured, so these machines are also supporting our continued growth into this area,” explained Kerryanne.

With support from Finning UK & Ireland, Breheny secured Cat finance for the machines so it could buy the assets before the end of the tax year and benefit from the tax savings. It also sold its older Cat machines back to Finning to help fund the machine upgrades

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