Hire specialist makes major investment in Hitachi diggers

MCGOVERN Plant Hire has invested heavily in new Hitachi machines ranging from ZX33U-6 mini-excavators up to ZX225US-7s, all equipped with the mixed fleet telematics system CTFleet Link and Xwatch.

The company started life as H McGovern back in 1984 when founder Hugh McGovern purchased his first machine. In 1997, it grew into H McGovern & Son Plant Hire when Hugh’s son John joined the business, and it has since grown significantly. The firm supplies a range of operated and self-drive plant to companies and projects all over the UK.

Shane Sherbourne, MD at McGovern Plant Hire, said, “Having worked closely alongside Hitachi Construction Machinery UK for the last three-and-a-half years, I am fully aware of the capabilities they can provide. It was a blessing for me when I arrived at McGovern Plant Hire to see they already had an established relationship with HCMUK and have been using them as their trusted supplier for many years.

“Our long-term development plan over the next 12-18 months ensures Hitachi remain our main machine provider, allowing us to continue offering our customers the highest quality of machinery, the most advanced technology with the add on of CTFleet Link to our new fleet, and unrivalled reliability from the machines we have had delivered all the way up to the back up support that’s offered in the after sales field.

“We have already ordered more machinery for January 2024 which will see our fleet rise by an additional 40 excavators in various sizes across the board, a range of heightened safety systems and multiple specifications of machines.”

Stephen Creaser, director of product support at HCMUK, commented, “HCMUK are delighted to be maintaining the long-standing relationship with the team at McGovern Plant Hire following their ongoing commitment to Hitachi with this latest machine order. We have worked closely with Shane to ensure that HCMUK provide our market-leading machinery paired with our industry-leading telematics system CTFleet Link.

“The confidence in CTFleet Link has ensured that every machine delivered to McGovern Plant Hire by HCMUK is fitted with our CTFleet hardware, giving Shane and his team real time operational data from all their Hitachi equipment. The real time data generated in CTFleet Link gives them the ability to closely monitor the performance of their machines to ensure maximum efficiency can be achieved.”