Pell Plant Hire Ltd, based near Skegness in Lincolnshire, has purchased the company’s first Bobcat compact loader, a new T650H tracked model, together with a range of new Bobcat attachments, including a laser grader system comprising a 274cm (108 in) grader, a Laser Mounting Kit and two BLR2 Laser Receivers, as well as a set of Bobcat Pallet Forks.
Supplied by AMS Bobcat, the Authorised Bobcat Dealer based in Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire, the accuracy and speed of operation of the new Bobcat laser grader equipment provides substantial advantages over the previous systems Pell used to employ for laser flooring screed work.
Simon Pell, managing director of Pell Plant Hire, said: “When I went to see the Bobcat system demonstrated on a site in Yorkshire, I was amazed at how fast it graded and how accurate the finish was and I knew it would bring great efficiencies for our business.
“We are now doing jobs in half the time – projects that used to take two days are now being completed in just six hours with the new Bobcat grader. This saves on labour costs and as we are producing surfaces with a 5 mm accuracy across the whole surface, there is also a significant saving of 5-10% on material costs as less concrete needs to be laid to achieve the equivalent finish.”
Pell Plant Hire is a family run business formed by Simon’s father, Steve, in 1973, initially dealing mainly with the footings for small buildings and dyking for local farmers, two types of job that are still carried out today.
The company has been laying concrete for over 30 years for every type of application, from cattle and poultry sheds and vegetable and corn stores to industrial units and factory floors. Poultry unit bases and grain stores form a big part of the business and the company travels all over the UK completing these projects. Pell Plant Hire can offer any desired finish, from big blue to powerfloat and brush. All applications of concrete can be offered including dwarf walls, retaining wall raft foundations and road surfaces, all with a high quality finish and structural drawings if required.
Simon Pell added: “The compactness of the Bobcat loader is ideal for work on the poultry sheds where the height to the eaves can be as low as 8ft, preventing the use of larger plant. We are also talking to a number of contractors and local authorities about using the Bobcat system for work on roads and car parks. We will also use the Bobcat system on horse ménages where the sand needs to be dead level. With the laser system we can also offer dual gradient work where it is required.”
Complementing its compact dimensions, the Bobcat T650H compact tracked loader is able to turn around in its own length and is equipped with precise controls that allow for high manoeuvrabilty even in the tightest of spaces, ensuring safe, efficient operation at all times in areas inaccessible to larger machines.
The grader can be converted from the standard unit to a laser grader quickly and easily. The operator only needs to mount the receiver poles, clamp the Bobcat laser receivers onto the poles and plug in the harnesses. Designed to operate using CAN-bus communication, the Bobcat laser receivers are easy to mount and dismount and offer several features and benefits.
As well as Bobcat compact tracked loaders and the full range of Bobcat attachments, AMS Bobcat is also responsible for sales and service of Bobcat skid-steer and all wheel steer loaders, excavators, telehandlers and utility vehicles throughout Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire.
AMS Bobcat also offers a full selection of genuine Bobcat accessories and parts to support both new and existing Bobcat customers in its area. Customers benefit from AMS Bobcat’s well-established on-site service network, covering everything from emergency repairs to routine maintenance. The company offers flexible service agreements including 24 hours a day coverage, depending on the requirements of the customer.
For more information about Bobcat and Bobcat products, visit the websitewww.bobcat.eu