Massive order boosts Morris Leslie expansion plans

Morris Leslie Plant Hire said it “wasn’t a difficult decision” to invest in 66 new Volvo compact excavators. The firm has also snapped up five reduced swing ECR145Es and seven 14 tonne EC140Es to aid its expansion programme.

The compact haul includes 24 ECR25D and 16 ECR50D zero swing machines along with 10 reduced swing ECR88Ds and 16 conventional EC55Cs.

The new machines have been distributed across Morris Leslie Plant Hire’s thirteen branches and their arrival coincides with the recent acquisition of four ex-Hewden depots, including one in Inverness.

Graham Ogilvie, Morris Leslie Plant Hire’s MD said, “Since purchasing a significant quantity last year, our Volvo compact excavators have proved themselves in terms of reliability, operator acceptance, ease of maintenance and of course their performance. Opting for equipment that has a good pedigree with these attributes in mind is critical to us and these machines have done just that.

“Based on these facts it wasn’t a difficult decision to choose more Volvos as part of our continued expansion plan for 2017 and most importantly our continued positive relationship with one of our core partners.

“Keeping the hire fleet as fresh and up to date as possible is key for Morris Leslie Plant Hire and we are proud to have one of the youngest fleets in the country.”