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CAT 740 DUMPTRUCK REFURBISHMENT PROGRAMME

Posted by on 5 March 2014

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This is the first of 6 units of Cat 740 to be refurbished by our workshops.

We all feel that Steve and his team have really completed a first class job and all credit to them!!

Apart from the cosmetic paint and decals a huge amount of work was carried out to all bearings,hitch,hydraulics engine and cab much of this work you cannot see that has been done.

This Dumptruck will return to Torr Works Quarry to go back to work with some of the other fleet.

Good Job Well Done!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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KELSTON SPARKES PURCHASE FIRST FLEET OF NEW CAT 730C ARTICULATED TRUCKS

Posted by on 27 February 2014

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Finning News wrote the following article about us last week. 

KELSTON SPARKES PURCHASE FIRST FLEET OF NEW CAT 730C ARTICULATED TRUCKS


 

Leading south west contractor Kelston Sparkes has purchased 3 new Cat® 730C articulated trucks, being the first customer in the UK to purchase the recently launched machines.

Having previously purchased their first Cat 740A and Cat 725A series machines in 2006, the recent purchase represents a major vote of confidence for the newly launched Cat 730C, that boasts higher productivity and lower cost.

Commenting on the deal, Kelston Sparkes partner, Rob Stark, said: "The Finning team introduced us to the latest Cat 730C at a demonstration event at the Peterlee factory proving ground, where we were able to see the equipment in action and test it for ourselves. As a main contractor we are interested in productivity, safety and fuel efficiency. We had a choice between the new Cat 725C and the Cat 730C for the applications we work in and felt that the 16% productivity differential with the new Cat 730C was a real selling point."

"The truck also has an automatic retarder and the change in transmission makes the operation a lot smoother. We compared the difference between the new unit and other competitor products and felt that Caterpillar had really made some inroads with the new machine. It has been significantly improved when compared to previous models and for us as contractors we were really pleased that both Finning and Caterpillar showed an interest and understanding of our business needs.

"There is nothing like enthusiasm to sell a good product and with the Finsight solution that we have also gone for, we feel confident in running the machines. We are also safe in the knowledge that one of the team at Finning is monitoring the performance of the whole fleet as it is essential we achieve the higher productivity capable with the Cat 730C"

Kelston Sparkes will take delivery of the UK's first Cat 730C fleet in March 2014.

Adding to the comments from Rob, Key account manager for Finning, Darren Bodio said: "The Cat 730C and sister model Cat 725C are game changers for us at Finning. We now have a product that is a leader in the industry and focused on the needs of our customer. It is made in the UK, designed and manufactured at Peterlee and has benefited from Finning customer input throughout its creation. This means we have a machine that is focused on meeting the needs of UK customers, comfortable for the operators and perfect for the jobsite."

Launched in January 2014 the new Cat 730C and Cat 725C are now available to UK customers.

 

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Another new addition to the fleet an HITACHI ZX290LC Excavator.

Posted by on 3 September 2013

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This is the first of the new generation Zaxis machines purchased by Kelston Sparkes Group, together with a ZW310 3 metre capacity Loading Shovel.

These machines will go to work in our Crushing & Screening division.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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COMPANY TRANSPORT FLEET UPDATED

Posted by on 5 October 2012

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Please see some pictures of the ‘new look’  Ford vans we have just purchased. They are the new shape, low emission, fuel efficient  Ford Fiesta 70 vans.

They will be used to transport our machine operator’s, equipped with their machine’s daily maintenance requirements to our hire customers sites and our quarrying and earthworks contracts around the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LOW LOADERS

Posted by on 10 August 2012

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At Kelston Sparkes we have a fleet of low loaders that are available to move all types of cargo and plant. We can also move abnormal loads and can do all the necessary paperwork to notify all the relevant authorities.

Please contact Tony on the hire desk if you would have any loads  that need moving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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