L Lynch invests £57m in Cat machines, tech and training

L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage has invested £57 million with Finning UK & Ireland over the last two years, in a move that has resulted in the addition of 305 new Cat machines to its fleet complete with technology packages and specialist operator training.

The new equipment includes a number of next gen excavators with built-in functions such as e-fence, load count capacity and Trimble Earthworks Machine Control. Models include the Cat 320, Cat 330, Cat 336, Cat 352, and Cat 374. Lynch also purchased 20 Cat GC excavators – ten each of the Cat 313 and Cat 320 GC models.

The recent machinery acquisition also encompassed buying a range of Cat dozers including multiple D3, D5, D6, D7 and D8 models. Recognising the opportunity for investment in grading machines, Lynch has further strengthened its fleet by introducing two Cat 14 graders, with more in the pipeline. 

Jake Wright, head of regional sales at Finning UK & Ireland, said, “Lynch has been a customer with Finning for more than a decade. Over the last two-and-a-half years they’ve really ramped up their operations because of their involvement in some big infrastructure projects across the UK. This has seen them invest in a combination of high performance and efficient machines, the latest integrated technology systems, and aftermarket services.”

Regular sustainability discussions between the Finning and Lynch teams are said to ensure crucial data relating to fuel burn, idle time and specific features operators utilise are monitored.

Lynch director Chris Gill added, “Our remarkable growth trajectory, combined with a longstanding relationship with Finning, aligns seamlessly with our preference for the reliability, brand reputation and efficiency of Cat machines. Our decision to further invest with them was a natural step.”

Carl Parsons, regional sales consultant for SITECH, explained Lynch were already using the Trimble Earthworks Platform and Trimble Works Manager design management software, but also offer Trimble machine control cab kits to larger customers where precision, sustainability and efficiency are key.

He said, “We’ve been working with Lynch to support them in being able to push the technology out to their customers, including the Trimble GPS massless motor grader which is the first sold in EMEA.  We’ve also supported with technology days including a session specifically on intelligent compaction and are proud to support them in training their own telematics and machine control teams.”