UK renter EMY adds 20 Bobcats

By Leila Steed13 April 2021

UK-based company EMY Plant Hire has added over 20 new Bobcat machines to its rental fleet, including the manufacturer’s articulated E85 mini-excavator.

EMY's new fleet with its founders Left to right: Sam Lockert, Hire Manager at EMY Plant Hire with Joint Directors, Emily Roberts and Andrew Dickens.

EMY, which is based in Wrexham in north Wales, was founded by founded by directors Emily Roberts and Andrew Dickens in 2020.

It provides general plant rental services to the construction, landscaping and utilities sector in North Wales, Cheshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire areas. 

The purchase of the articulated E85 means the new business has become one of the first rental companies in the UK to offer the model.

The machine is the largest of Bobcat’s compact excavators and is equipped with a 4-cylinder Stage IIIB compliant Yanmar engine.

Emily Roberts, joint director at EMY Plant Hire, said, “At EMY Plant Hire, we are fully committed to offering a first class rental service for our customers, but we would also like to offer more unusual and innovative products for hire.

“We are one of the first rental companies to offer the articulated boom version of the E85, which is an unusual feature in the UK market, where the preference is for straight boom models. The articulated boom allows users to bring the arm on the E85 closer and to reach a lot higher, potentially providing them with a larger working range.”

EMY Plant Hire Bobcat E85 EMY Plant Hire’s new Bobcat E85 articulated mini excavator alongside the E62.

Alongside the 8.5-tonne E85, the EMY also purchased a range of Bobcat mini-excavators, compact loaders, telehandlers and attachments.

A total of 13 Bobcat mini excavators including four E10z and two E17z models were added to EMY’s fleet, which now comprises over 120 machines.

These were joined by eight models of over 2 tonnes, including E20z, E26 and E45 mini excavators.

EMY’s equipment order also comprised Bobcat’s S100 and S450 skid-steer loaders, a T450 compact track loader and the TL30.70 and T40.180SLP telehandlers.

The new machines, which are available with pallet forks, auger and bucket attachments, were supplied by local dealer Norwest Plant.

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