Waste management and aggregates company L&S Waste Management has taken delivery of seven new Cat machines thanks to business expansion and fleet replacement, citing ‘reliable plant with a great back up service’ from Finning UK & Ireland, the world’s largest dealer of Cat machines and equipment.
With waste treatment and recycling facilities in Portsmouth, Fareham and Southampton, the company processes 275,000 tonnes of construction and industrial waste each year together with supplying ready mixed concrete and aggregates from its facilities and has grown from 20 staff to 150 within the last 15 years. Having bought their first Cat machine 14 years ago, the relationship with Finning has gone from strength to strength as support from Finning’s expert team has minimised unplanned downtime.
The latest machines to join their fleet includes five excavators and two-wheel loaders comprising two Cat 313s, two Cat 320s, a 325, and 962M and 938M wheel loaders with additional fire suppression, guards, and belly plates due to the harsh environment they operate in. As all the machines come with a Finning premier warranty, each one is covered for all repairs for up to five years or 8,000 hours giving complete peace of mind.
Steve Harman, Operations Director at L&S Waste Management: “We’ve been working alongside Finning for many years as we get great service back up from their team and the Cat product is high quality and reliable, which is key for us, as we have such high volumes of material going through our sites.
“They stand the test of time, and they hold a good residual value, and with the warranty package and guaranteed buy back from Finning you know what your costs are going to be and there are no hidden extras.”
Jack Pilgrim, Territory Account Manager for Finning UK & Ireland, said the team were also supporting L&S with asset management as their fleet is connected with Cat VisionLink® which provides data on fuel burn, machine health and idle times. Finning are also proactively providing a monthly fleet benchmarking report which is sent to each site manager and senior staff.
He said: “Keeping their machines running is top priority for L&S together with running their fleet efficiently, especially since the switch from red diesel last year, so our report for L&S breaks down their data to cover average run time (hrs) and idle time (%), the average fuel burn for their fleet, and the amount of operator-induced fault codes.
“We’re proud to support L&S as they continue to grow and expand their fleet and our extended warranty package gives them complete peace of mind that if anything goes wrong with their Cat machine and it needs to come back into the workshop there are no hidden fees, while our UK coverage means we can get an engineer on site fast.”