Ian O’Brien And Son Takes First G Series 912G Hydrema Dumptruck !!

Thank you to Ian and James O’Brien for the Purchase of the First Hydrema 921G series Dumptruck.

This class leading dumptruck has recently been updated to the G Series with a number of upgrades over the old F series. These upgrades include New stage 5 Cummins engine with DOC+SCR+DPF single canister module, Upgraded cooling system, oil filter and water separator relocated in to the engine compartment. New wide entry steps, ad blu filling point protection, New bonnet locking mechanism, along with  Hoist Assist an Incline indicator that displays a warning if it is not safe to tip on the main dashboard. Some very nice updates to keep Hydrema at the top in this market.

James O’Brien was delighted with the new purchase and could not wait to put the machine through it,s paces in the coming months. Having always hired this type of Dumptruck in the past it was time to purchase our own said James. We have a lot of muck shift work in the pipeline for 2021 and this machine is ideal in the conditions we have here in the Herefordshire/Welsh borders. We had looked at traditional forward tip and dual view cabbed dumpers but we feel that these would have been a compromise and in reality when the conditions get tough the Hydrema is the tool for the job !!.

Ian and James your business is very much appreciated by us all at Coates Plant Sales Ltd and Hydrema UK Ltd. Thank you and have a great Christmas and New Year 2021.

James O’Brien (Left) and Richard Parry of Robert Coates Plant Sales (Right)

Griffiths Groundworks Break New Ground With A New Case CX350DLC !!

Congratulations to Griffiths Groundworks & Civils on the recent purchase of a New Case CX350DLC Excavator.

The new machine was put straight to work on a deep drainage site in Ellesmere Port for Anwyl Homes. This is the latest machine in the Case Range of Excavators to have an Izuzu VE-6HK1X, 282Hp tier 5 Final Engine fitted, giving outstanding fuel economy and reliability and ensuring it can work in the future on any job site in the UK.  Miller quick hitch and scoop buckets have been fitted to give optimum performance and longevity in any conditions.

The owners at Griffiths Groundworks are working hard to develop the business and see 2021 as being a good year for the construction sectors. Chris Griffiths commented we have confidence in the market for 2021 as you can see with the investment of this New Case CX350DLC. This is the first machine above 21 tons we have purchased but we see some big work opportunities for next year and we want to be ahead of the game.

Thank you to Chris and Andy and all the team at Griffiths Groundworks your order is very much appreciated. Have a great Christmas and New Year 2021 from all of us at Coates Plant Sales Ltd.

New CX350DLC Delivered to Ellesmere Port.




P I Macdonald Takes Another Case CX85DSR Midi Excavator.

PI Macdonald & Son has recently put another Case CX85DSR in to the fleet. After 3 years of trouble free service since the first machine was sold to them a third CX85D has been purchased.

This machine has been tailored specifically for their type of work with factory 2 way hammer pipework and low flow pipework allowing maximum flow of 146 litres per minute to power the Autoguide high torque augers used by PI Macdonald. The system can also be used with standard flow of 70 litres a minute to power a hydraulic breaker or other attachments with a lower flow requirement, all controlled through the 7″ on board Case monitor. Fitted with 600mm track pads to lower ground pressure this is certainly some machine when the going gets tough !!.

Owner Ian Macdonald commented we have 2 other CX85D that have been converted in the uk to give extra flow requirements that work well, however the factory designed fitted system that comes from Japan is without doubt the best, the extra flow drives the augers and anchors in to the ground no problem with plenty of power in reserve. From the operators point of view its also easy to control from the Case onboard monitor just a press of a button give maximum or lower flow. The machines are super reliable with no issues in the last 3 years since we purchased the first unit.

PI Macdonald specialise in the utilities market With over 40 years experience. PI Macdonald have achieved many successes and have grown into an experienced, knowledgeable, Utilities and Plant Hire company based at Stafford.

From humble beginnings back in 1976, when the company founder Peter Macdonald began drainage work for local farmers, the business has developed and diversified into other services, along with an increasing team of highly skilled operatives.

Now in the family’s second generation, son Ian is the driving force behind PI Macdonald’s continued development and progression.

PI Macdonald are NERS (National Electricity Registration Scheme), ISO9001 and UVDB Achilles and FORS accredited. They are just a few ways in which they remain focused and at the forefront of our competitive industry.

Thank you Ian and the team your business is much appreciated by all of us at Robert Coates Plant Sales Ltd.