25th April, 2016
Last year Bobcat EMEIA set about stimulating sales of their loader and attachment range through a new marketing initiative named “Tough Jobs”. The aim of the “Tough Jobs” initiative is to show the versatility of the Bobcat loader by promoting the machines ability to quickly interchange between attachments. Allowing one Bobcat skidsteer or tracked loader to perform a wide range of jobs which usually would require a multitude of different machines.
During their latest project in North Yorkshire, Leeds based equine arena construction specialist’s, Kingpin Arenas, have fully embraced the Bobcat tough jobs initiative and made use of not 1, but 5 Bobcat attachments throughout the job. Kingpin Arenas purchased a new Bobcat T590 Tracked Loader from Yorkshire Bobcat Dealers, MTS Plant back in 2015. The Bobcat loader is always an important piece of machinery on site for Kingpin Arenas, often fetching and carrying materials using their 4 in 1 bucket and pallet forks. However, during their latest assignment, (the construction on a 1,500 m2 outdoor horse riding arena near York) the Bobcat tracked loader has completed the project almost on its own.
Before any of the stone, or sand can be laid down to create arena, the whole sub-base must be accurately levelled, which Graham Kinghorn (Owner of Kingpin Arenas) explained would usually be done using a 13t excavator and grading bucket. On a good day the 1,500 m2 would be levelled in around 8 hours using this method, however for their latest job they have chosen to hire a Bobcat grader attachment from MTS Plant, who also offer Bobcat equipment for hire. Using the Bobcat grader and their T590 tracked loader Graham explained they finished the whole area in just 3 hours, a 63% time saving compared to using the 13t excavator. The Bobcats benefits didn’t stop there, as Graham was also able to make use of the Vibrating Roller, and trencher attachment with his T590. Both of which again were provided by MTS Plant.
The trencher attachment was used to cut a number of precise channels in the soft ground ideal for the drainage system to be installed by Kingpin Arenas. The vibrating roller which was provided on demo from MTS Plant was ideal for compacting the layer of stone which was to be placed on top of the sub-base of the arena. The ability to utilise these two attachments alongside the T590 already on site meant Kingpin arenas need not hire a further 2 separate machines, ultimately reducing their plant hire costs for the job.
MTS Plant are specialist in Bobcat plant hire, as well as being official dealers for Bobcat in Yorkshire. Their USP is their expertise when it comes to Bobcat equipment, which allows MTS to offer some of Bobcat’s most specialist attachments in their hire fleet, including the Wheel Saw, Precision Laser Grader, Tree Spade, Surface Planer and much more.
Interested in our products or have any queries? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.
MTS has been a great company to cross hire small plant in for our customers. The great thing about MTS is the friendly staff who are very committed to making sure Travis Perkins is a priority customer and will move things around in their daily transport too fit urgent orders in. Myself and my team now use Mts as our first point of call as we have confidence in how the business works from the staff to the machines themselves.
MTS has arranged for us at times very short notice the most diverse ranges of hire equipment, even nation wide . We first started using MTS a few years ago now an don’t hesitate to call the well mannered and excellently informed staff, We have experience difficulties when on hire and the response was second to none ,from the delivery drivers to the mechanic’s, the professional advice and service we haven’t matched anywhere in my 32 years in construction.
The branch at Leigh is always ready to accommodate our needs and they do it with a cheerful professional manner every time .
A Guide to Working Safely in the Heat When you are in the construction industry, each day can bring its own challenges. There are days when you are left to face the hot sun in your heaviest gear doing the most strenuous work. Working in the hot sun can pose […]
Skid Steer Training – How to Operate a Skid Steer Loader Skidsteer or tracked loaders are highly capable machines ideal for materials handling or operating attachments, so it makes sense that you may want to buy or hire one for your next project. As with any plant machinery however, operating […]
Bikescape specialises in the design, build and maintenance of mountain bike and BMX facilities. They manage and coordinate bespoke and unusual projects start to finish, taking on the consultation and design phase, right through to the build and maintenance. Founded in 2015, Bikescape is a community-focused organisation aiming to […]
With construction output recording an increase of 0.5% in April 2018, it brought a ray of sunshine to the UK construction industry, which has recently been witnessing a steady contraction. However, the woes of the industry seem to be far from over. Despite the increase, the statistics from February to […]
When you are looking to acquire a new compact excavator, there’s a big decision to make: should you buy a mini excavator or hire one? This decision calls for a lot more than just comparing the costs. Investing in even small equipment like compact excavators is a bid decision. […]
Interested in our products? Simply fill in the form and get credit today.