Family-run hire and contracting firm, Monk Plant Hire, has added five new Yanmar excavators to its growing rental fleet.

Supplied by Ben Burgess, Yanmar’s dealer for Leicestershire, Nottingham, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, the new models are already operational on job sites across the region.

The zero tail swing models – Yanmar’s ViO12,2A, ViO17, ViO26-6, ViO50-6B and ViO82 – were specified for their class-leading performance, impressive durability and suitability for a wide range of applications.

· ViO12-2A – high performance and low fuel consumption are just two advantages of the ViO12-2A. Designed with usability and operator comfort in mind, the zero tail swing machine boasts a monoblock chassis, longer tracks and axial piston pumps, seeing it outclass the competition.

· ViO17 – thanks to a variable undercarriage, the ViO17 boasts impressive stability and flexibility for a wide range of applications. With a monoblock chassis and three pump hydraulic system, it generates the most power of any comparable machine.

ViO26-6 – perfectly suited to tight urban job sites, the ViO26-6 sets the standards in safety and productivity. It’s simple and enjoyable to operate, thanks to ergonomic design, while a total transport weight of less than 3.5 tonnes (including attachments), makes it easy to move between sites.

· ViO50-6B – the ViO50-6B has been designed to provide true peace of mind, especially in urban environments where space is limited. The zero tail swing machine features a ViPPS hydraulic system for smooth, powerful performance.

· ViO82 – redefining midi excavator performance, the ViO82 features Yanmar’s next-generation ViPPS2i hydraulic system to ensure smooth and precise operation. A large, comfortable cab maximises operator productivity, while easy access to working parts makes for simple servicing.

Based in Hockering, west of Norwich, Monk Plant Hire has more than 25 years’ experience in plant hire and contracting work. With a growing fleet, the company prides itself on knowledge, experience and exceptional customer service. Alongside equipment rental, the team also offers a wide range of other services, including groundworks, demolition and both muckaway / aggregates equipment installation.

The ongoing success of the company’s rental division is based on keeping abreast of the UK equipment market and investing in the best models available to suit contractors’ needs. A Yanmar dealer since 2020, Ben Burgess previously supplied Monk Plant Hire with five excavator models in 2021, which were extremely well received by customers. These latest acquisitions demonstrate the sustained demand for reliable, high-performance plant by UK construction professionals.

Max Monk, Director at Monk Plant Hire, commented: “When we tried Yanmar machines for the first-time last year, we were curious to see how they would perform against our Hitachis. We have been really satisfied; they perform just as good (if not better!) and we have had some great feedback from our customers too who seemed to like using them. When it came to refreshing the fleet again this year, it was an easy decision to order more Yanmar excavators.

“Robbie, our area sales manager at Ben Burgess, is always on hand to help us, along with the service and support teams who are always there when we call and turn up when we need them. It’s one of the reasons why we’ve stuck with Ben Burgess for our new machines.”

Robert Turner, construction sales manager at Ben Burgess, added: “Yanmar is such a respected name in the compact equipment marketplace that it almost sells itself. Renowned for its class-leading products, comprehensive specifications and competitive pricing, the Yanmar brand instils confidence in users and hire companies alike.”

For more information about the latest Yanmar excavators or to find your nearest dealer, visit: https://www.yanmar.com/gb/construction/.