Aberdeenshire firm snaps up six ‘top-of-the-range’ telehandlers

CLAYMORE Homes, a property development company based in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, has taken delivery of six new Bobcat telehandlers.

The T40.180SLP 18-metre machines were supplied by Balgownie.

Bobcat said the model is the ‘top-of-the-range’ product in the manufacturer’s range of 12 rigid frame telehandler models for construction/rental markets covering maximum lifting capacities between 2.6 and 4.3 tonne with lifting heights from 6 to 18m.

Standard features include automatic parking brake with an intuitive operation similar to those used in the automotive industry.

The ECO fuel saving system is actuated by pressing a button on the dashboard and is said to maintain ‘optimum’ hydraulic performance without using the engine’s full power, adjusting the main machine features to produce a balance between top performance and providing the best performance/fuel consumption ratio.

John Smith, MD of Claymore Homes, said, “Balgownie was able to offer us the most competitive package on the market and we confirmed this with a test drive and a demonstration period showing the new Bobcat machines provide great value for money. I have been very impressed with the performance of the new Bobcat telehandlers, which we use in every part of the business and we receive excellent back-up from Balgownie to ensure we get the maximum uptime.” 

As with all new Bobcat telehandlers, the T40.180SLP machines come with a three-year warranty, or 3,000 hours, as standard from the factory, extendable as an option to five years and 5,000 hours.

John Smith added, “We have chosen to take up the option of extending the warranty to five years and 5,000 hours, allowing us to concentrate on building our high quality homes. The new Bobcat telehandlers have been an excellent addition to our fleet and are working hard across several of our current developments, including those at Cruden Bay, Peterhead and St Combs.”