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Tara sees growth in Bobcat Loader hire

Northfleet-based Tara is one of the biggest plant hire companies in Kent, Surrey, Sussex and South London with a fleet of over 500 items of plant. They have purchased new Bobcat skid-steer and compact tracked loaders from Bobcat of London, based in West Thurrock in Essex. Bobcat of London is the authorised Bobcat dealer for London, Essex, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Hertfordshire and Middlesex.

The increasing number of Bobcat loaders complements the substantial fleet at Tara of Bobcat compact excavators, ranging from the E10 micro-excavator to the E80 midi-excavator, also purchased from Bobcat of London. The number of machines continues to expand and now numbers well over 200.

Tara has added new Bobcat S70, S100, S130, S185H and S650 skid-steer loaders and new Bobcat T190 and T770 compact tracked loaders to meet the requirements of a wide range of new and existing hire customers. The company expects this growth to continue and is aiming to treble the size of its Bobcat compact loader hire fleet in 2013.

Paul Newman, Director of Tara, said: "We are delighted with the new additions from Bobcat of London for our compact loader fleet. We have customers coming to us every day who are turning away from other brands to look for the reliability and performance that only a Bobcat compact loader can deliver. It is easy to see why the Bobcat brand has a wonderful legacy that dates back over 50 years right to the start of the compact equipment market."

Situated just off the M25 motorway in Northfleet in Kent, Tara is located within easy reach of customers throughout the South East. To provide additional local support, the company has also been running satellite depots in Surrey and Sussex for a number of years now. The company continues to grow and has ambitious expansion plans that will further boost turnover from the record £5 million plus achieved in 2011-2012.

Paul Newman added: "With the versatility provided by the Bobcat loaders we have the ability to run a wide range of attachments, from planers to hydraulic breakers and pallet forks. We have machines in the compact loader fleet to cover every use from general material handling and clear up to more sophisticated applications such as road maintenance and trenching. All of our equipment is under 3 years old and covered by 3 year warranties – our customers are only too pleased to hire a new Bobcat machine from us with the latest features, many of which are unique to Bobcat and powerful hydraulics that are even more efficient than before."

As an Authorised Dealer, Bobcat of London is responsible for sales and service for Bobcat skid-steer, compact tracked and all wheel steer loaders, excavators, telehandlers and utility vehicles. The company also offers for sale over 70 different types of Bobcat attachments that help to deliver versatility and time-saving efficiency across a huge range of applications.

Only original Bobcat parts are used to maintain the best mechanical standards and to optimise performance, reliability and protect machines’ residual values. Bobcat of London stocks a full selection of genuine Bobcat accessories and parts to support every machine in the field and backs these with flexible service agreements including 24 hours a day coverage, depending on the requirements of the customer.

Bobcat of London’s factory-trained engineers have many years of hands-on experience of repairs and servicing of compact and heavy plant and machinery. All the company’s service vans are fully equipped with workshop tools and extensive parts for on-the-spot service work. In addition to essential spare parts stocked by Bobcat of London, there is a back-up service with overnight delivery for other items.

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