TIMBER… Hyundai chosen for tree clearance tasks

Drew Graham invests in three machines for forest contracts


DREW Graham Contracting recently bought three Hyundai R210LC-9 excavators to aid their work in forests in the North of Scotland.

The machines were supplied by Young Plant Sales and their undercarriages were converted by LGP (Low Ground Specialist) specialists JCC Engcon Group prior to delivery.
Work on the machines was extensive and involved widening and lengthening the track frames and fitting specialist 1600mm wide track plates.
Extra guarding and hydraulic works were also undertaken by JCC and Young Plant fitted extra lighting. The machines will be working on long-term forestry contracts with various specialist attachments.
Drew Graham said, “I have added the three R210-9‘s as both Young Plant and Hyundai were flexible in understanding exactly what I wanted out of the machines and worked well with JCC to deliver on time. The Hyundai machines are fairly simple, yet productive and to date have very quickly clocked over 4500hrs with very few problems.
“When working in remote locations reliable machinery is a must and the Hyundai’s do not worry me.
“I also know that if a major problem should develop, the Young Plant backup will rectify it without fuss.”


Brian Young, managing director, Young Plant Sales, said, “We are delighted to have won Drew’s orders and have very much enjoyed the challenge of assisting in the preparation and maintenance of his fleet in the field.
“Thankfully the machines have proved very reliable and have performed well as Drew and his team work in some very remote locations on difficult terrain.”
Young Plant Sales’ Hyundai sales manager for Central and Southern Scotland, Leigh Dalgleish, added, “To sell not only one but three machines into a well-known and reputable company in the Forestry sector like DGC was a massive coup for Young Plant and Hyundai.
“Drew had a few options before deciding on Hyundai and I must say he was very easy to deal with as he is very clear in what he wants and when he wants it, thankfully we have a great team at Young Plant that delivered on time with no hitches.
“It has certainly opened up the door to sell more machines in to this particular industry.”