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UK Plant Hirer becomes the first to take Thwaites 4.5-ton Dumper.

Dorset based plant hirer Buckland Newton Hire (BNH) has become the first hirer in the UK to take delivery of a Thwaites 4.5-ton Dumper.

The hirer who has been serving and satisfying contractors in both West and East Dorset for over 40 years, added the 4.5-ton machine to a recent order increasing their dumper fleet to over 30 machines.

Founded and owned by the Perrett family, Brad Perrett who manages the business said,” We own and operate an exclusive Thwaites fleet, as we have done since my father bought our first Thwaites dumper in the early 80’s. They are well made and have always had a good reputation that our customers appreciate”.

The Thwaites 4.5-ton Dumper is a power swivel machine with a hydrostatic transmission, it is adaptable, powerful (34.8kw Yanmar engine), emission compliant and ideally suited for both hirers and contractors. The machine is manufactured to keep operators safe, reduce risk on site and improve performance.

Mr Perrett went on to say, “We are delighted to be the first in the UK to identify the value this machine brings to the market, from a fleet perspective the dumper fits nicely, giving our customer an alternative hire option when a 3-ton dumper is just that bit too small, and the 6-ton just that bit too big”.

The deal, for several machines, that included the 4.5-ton machine, was facilitated by Thwaites distributor PES Plant Sales, based in Exeter. Sales Manager Laura Bool said, “Our relationship with BNH has been established over many years. It was a real pleasure to offer this unique dumper option. As Spring approaches and this machine becomes fully utilised, I am confident we will see more opportunities for this uniquely sized dumper”.

Thwaites Distributor Manager (South) Paul Rodwell said,” Thwaites offer this machine predominately to the export market, but there is, as this PES and BNH deal identifies, a real opportunity for UK hirers to look at the 4.5-ton dumper and the value it can offer their business and customers”.