Bobcat UK Dealer wins order for 50 Mini-Excavators
Carlisle-based Lloyd Ltd, the Authorised Bobcat Dealer for Northern England and Southern Scotland, has won an order for 50 Bobcat E17 mini-excavators for Svella Connect, also based in Carlisle, a provider of critical digital infrastructure, including fibre broadband networks.
As well as the 50 mini-excavators, Svella has also purchased a matching trailer for each machine from Lloyd Ltd. These E17-trailer combinations are being used by Svella to assist them in providing a range of digital support services to local authorities and communications providers, including Virgin Media O2, Openreach and CityFibre, in order to create sustainable and responsible digital infrastructure networks.
The Bobcat E17s – fitted with either a canopy or a cab – will be used by the mobile teams at Svella to help dig trenches in which to lay the cables while the trailers offer the ideal transportation solution to get from site to site. With buckets, breakers and hitches also supplied with each machine, every operator is kitted out with what they need to get the job done efficiently and promptly.
As one of the largest Bobcat dealers in the UK, Lloyd Ltd is the ideal partner to help support Svella’s growing business, being able to provide not only the machines themselves but also expert servicing and parts back-up to keep everything performing at its best all year round.
Lloyd Ltd’s Chief Executive, Barry Lloyd, commented: “It is exciting to be able to work with another local business to deliver the solution they need to support their growing operations. This is the largest single order for Bobcat machines and trailers we have ever had, which shows how significant Svella’s investment is and the extensive scope of the work they will be carrying out across the country.
“We have no doubt that, in choosing Lloyd Ltd and Bobcat, Svella will benefit from the best machinery and support available across the industry. We thank them for their business and look forward to continuing to work with them as their operations expand.”
Covering Every Market For Bobcat
Carlisle-based Lloyd Ltd is the Authorised Bobcat Dealer for County Durham, Teesside, Cumbria and Northumberland in England and the southern part of Scotland, covering South Ayrshire, the Border counties and Dumfries and Galloway. As well as Carlisle, the company has branches right across the North of England in Bishop Auckland, Alnwick, Penrith and Newcastle and at Dumfries and Kelso in Scotland.
As well as the construction and rental markets, the other main sectors for Lloyd Ltd for Bobcat sales are agriculture, groundcare and materials handling. This is supported by Lloyd Ltd’s own finance team, with a wide choice of finance options available to suit different customers in all these markets.
The Bobcat E17 mini-excavator, with a canopy and rubber tracks has an operating weight of 1711 kg, a maximum digging depth of 2249 mm and maximum reach at ground level of 3871 mm, complemented by compact overall dimensions, with easy transportability further enhanced by several tie-down points.
The unique hydraulic system on the E17 model makes the best possible use of the engine power on the excavator. Fast cycle times, combined with smooth control of the impressive breakout forces provide maximum productivity. Boom and arm cylinder cushioning, another unique feature in this class of excavator also increases overall smoothness.
With enhanced stability and lifting capacity, combined with best-in-class proportional auxiliary flow, the E17 offers high versatility in operating a wide range of attachments. Stability is essential for making maximum use of the digging forces and lifting capacities. Optimum stability is achieved by fully expanding the retractable undercarriage and using the dozer blade.