L Lynch Plant Hire’s new Takeuchi minis fitted with GKD Tech

Machine guidance manufacturer, GKD Technologies has been supplying nationwide plant hire specialists L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage for over 3.5 years in what has been a successful partnership providing Lynch with height and slew restrictor systems for the company’s modern fleet.

Lynch has recently expanded its reliable hire fleet and has welcomed five new Takeuchi TB250-2 mini-excavators.  The machines have all been equipped with GKD Technologies 2RCi height, slew and load rated capacity indicators.

The Takeuchi TB250-2s are compact but powerful, perfect for when space is limited. These premium quality machines offer great operator comfort and allow for maximum productivity.


With Stage V engines, these excavators meet the highest emission standards and help Lynch customers continue their journey to a more sustainable future. The TB250-2 also offers improved fuel economy, which leads to considerable cost savings and lower carbon emissions, reducing environmental impact.

Fitted with GKD 2RCi Height & Slew limiters, these excavators meet Highways England’s safety standards for Plant Machinery operating near live traffic lanes. Additionally, the Magenta Beacon offers further visible assurance that the system is in full operation. 

The 2RCi, in addition to height and slew limiters, has the option of ‘envelope control’, which is the facility for parallel or multi-point virtual walls, combined with integrated height control.

This provides the operator with the ability to initiate full envelope control, ensuring that the machine continues to operate safely whether in lifting or excavation modes.

The ‘envelope control’ function is particularly important when machines are required to operate in restricted environments, which includes working close to open highways or underneath overhead obstructions.

The GKD 2RCi has many features to help manage the operation of a machine, which include key switches that allow supervisors to set and lock limits, also the facility to allow an RCI system to be switched off when not required, for example on rental machines.

The system provides full data logging of all actions and activities with integrated diagnostics, which provides valuable management information for the safe operation and effective maintenance of machines.

The new Lynch Takeuchi mini-excavators are already out on hire on the M1 improvement project, carrying out essential motorway upgrades.

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