Champion Hire Digging in for Kubota

Champion Hire Ltd, the Yorkshire and North Midlands based plant and tool hirer, has placed an order with BTE Plant Sales for 30 new Kubota mini-excavators as part of continuing process of increasing the fleet at its five depots across the region.

This latest order from Champion Hire is in direct response to increasing demand for plant and equipment from the market. The total order value runs to just over half a million pounds and forms part of a £1.2m investment in plant and equipment placed by the company in 2014 alone.

Keith White, Managing Director of Champion Hire commented: “We have operated Kubota machines for many years now and find them well constructed and very reliable machines. Demand from our customers is continuing to grow across the region, as the economy recovers, and we shall be adding many more items to our plant fleet over the coming months. It promises to be a very busy year.”

As part of the deal, Champion Hire is taking delivery of a range of Kubota’s market leading and high performance excavators in the one to three tonne category. This includes 10 x Kubota K008 tracked excavators, 10 x Kubota KX016-4 and 10 x KX61-3. These machines will be distributed across its depots in Sheffield, Leeds & Bradford, Chesterfield, Nottingham & Derby and Doncaster.

John Coulson, Depot Manager at Champion Hire’s Leeds and Bradford depot, located on the Cross Green Industrial Estate in Leeds, added: “We have seen a significant rise in demand for plant and equipment hire since Christmas and this continues to gather pace on a monthly basis. Our customers know that when they are hiring Kubota excavators they have the best machines on the market that allow them to get the job done, whatever the conditions.”

The excavators are being supplied to Champion Hire by BTE Plant Sales, a leading dealer for Kubota Construction. BTE, with depots in Leeds, Leicester and Leyland, offer the entire Kubota range, including the zero tail U Series and the KX Series. The company prides itself on being able to deliver a comprehensive and flexible service to its customers and its team has years of experience of plant and machinery so they can offer the best advice when customers are making buying decisions.

Ben Elliott, owner of BTE Plant Sales, commented: “A considerable part of our business is generated through the sales of Kubota excavators. The main reason for this is reputation the brand has developed in the construction sector. Our customers know that with Kubota they are getting quality and high performance machines that won’t let them down. Backing this up is the first class support BTE offer, including a comprehensive aftersales service as well as service and maintenance programmes.

“We have been working with Champion Hire for many years and this latest order further demonstrates that confidence is continuing to return to the construction sector as a whole and BTE is well placed to meet the needs of the market.”

For more information on BTE Plant Sales visit or contact the Leeds branch on 0113 263 6191, the Leicester branch on 01530 242782, or the Leyland branch on 01772 456392.


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