Breheny makes the smart choice with three new Cat® machines

Established groundworks business Breheny Groundwork Contractors have added three new Cat® 313 GCs to its machine fleet, after seeing a ten per cent fuel saving from the same range of machines purchased eighteen months ago. 

The three new machines bring the Breheny fleet of Cat machines to nine, making the brand the largest part of their 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 they needed tough and reliable machines that were up to the job – which was essential in order to maintain their level of service to their customers.

The Cat 313 GCs were therefore the smart choice for Breheny. The machines are extremely competitively priced for the weight to power ratio they deliver, and meet EU Stage V emission standards. The machines 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. 

Kerryanne Sidlow, Director of Breheny Groundwork Contractors, said: “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. 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. 

“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.

“When we’re looking to expand our fleet, Finning is always our first point of contact. We have a great relationship with their whole team, in particular Andy Ackers who ensures the deal runs seamlessly, and Holly Hayward who looks after the aftercare and our account – nothing is ever too much for her, she’s fantastic!”

With support from Finning, Breheny were able to secure Cat finance for the machines which enabled them to purchase the assets before the end of the tax year so they could benefit from the tax savings, while also being able to sell their older Cat machines back to Finning to help fund the machine upgrades. 

All the new machines come with premier four-year warranties in place and a dedicated customer value agreement which means their service parts, such as filters, are supplied ready for Breheny’s own team to fit.

Andrew Ackers, Regional Account Manager North West for Finning UK & Ireland, said the new machines have all been fitted with Cat VisionLink® to allow Breheny to monitor all their equipment, providing machine operation, health, and productivity data.

He added: “I’m delighted we were able to secure these machines for them within the tax year and with Cat finance in place so they can spread the cost and help ensure they have the working capital they need to keep on growing and expanding into new sectors.”

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