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One Call Plant Hire’s investment in 156 new CAT machines helps the firm win work on Crossrail

The work follows One Call’s recent decision to buy Stage IIIB-compliant Caterpillar machines, including 50 305E, 60 308E, 32 312E and 14 320EL excavators, from UK dealer Finning.

The deal included the UK’s first Cat 320EL excavator, the only 21t class excavator currently available in the UK that meets Stage IIIB emission standards. In testing the new excavator has shown reduced emissions and fuel consumption savings of up to 11%, compared to the previous model.

Commenting on the deal, One Call director John Fitzpatrick said: “The Crossrail project is a very high profile win for One Call, as we are now seen as a low emissions plant hirer of choice for many businesses working in and around the project. We have one of the youngest fleets within the UK, with an average age of just 14 months and it is very important for us to keep up with the new technological advances, like Stage IIIB.

“If you are going to win this kind of low emissions work, you need the latest and best equipment.  We were particularly concerned with the way the particulate filter regeneration was carried out, and because Cat uses a burner technology, we don’t have to have drivers parking up to regenerate. This is essential to the smooth operation of a plant hire piece of equipment. This deal therefore enhances our environmental credentials and has already helped us to provide a better service for a key client.”

Finning account manager Matthew Revel added: “This is a very significant project for One Call as they look to position themselves as a leader in supplying environmentally friendly machines.”

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