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WM Plant Hire takes delivery of a new 30 tonne CASE long reach excavator. Fitted with the latest Tier 4 engine, this machine demonstrates low fuel consumption together with low emissions. With additional side mounted cameras the machine also proves a higher level of safety.

The 115 tonne CAT excavator with 30m reach was mobilised to the Port of Southampton for essential maintenance dredging work. Fitted with an underwater GPS dig system the machine was able to ‘spot dredge’ the areas that would pose a problem for ships to berth safely.

Construction of the massive Cross Rail Project in London required a number of deep excavations for tunnelling equipment and the new stations. At Tottenham Court Road WM Plant Hire provided their 65 tonne excavator with 24m reach. The machine was selected for its high production and efficiency.

The decommissioning of the Bradwell Nuclear Power Station involved the removal of an extensive water intake and outflow structure. Two long reach excavators mounted on self-propelled barges were fitted with GPS dig computers to monitor the excavation and provide ‘as built’ records. The machines used specialist attachments to clear the steel piles of silt allowing divers to have access to dismantle and remove the piles.

24m long reach excavator used to excavate the foundation and place scour protection for Olympic Cable Car

Extensive dredging and the removal of redundant steel and concrete piles at Torry Quay, Aberdeen

70 tonne excavator with 25m reach used to remove several thousand tonnes  of material for Staffordshire ERF

WM Plant Hire provided their 8 tonne long reach excavator to be mounted on a barge at the Olympic Park.

22m long reach excavator used to bury London Array Wind Farm power cables in the tidal zone across mud flats.

Working for Keller on the Olympic Park, the CAT 345 was involved in embankment stabilisation works using a soil nailing drill mast

24m reach machine mounted on the Skyline barge and fitted with a heavy duty multi-processor attachment at Pier Head, Liverpool.

65 tonne long reach machine was used for dredging works on the River Thames near to Vauxhall Bridge.

Two long reach machines, a modular pontoon, tug boat and hopper barges were all provided by WM Plant Hire to the project at Abberton Resevoir.

A project at Radcott Weir near Oxford for the Environment Agency required a machine that could reach in excess of 30m.

Working for GBM Demolition, the 60 tonne long reach machine was deployed as part of the demolition of the former St Germans pumping station.

The mobilisation of a vital transformer that weighed over 500 tonnes required transport by river into the centre of Preston.

The 22m long reach excavator was mobilised at short notice to assist with an emergency landslip in the Cotswolds. The machine was required to excavate the slip material and install a series of vertical drains. Critical to the success was the rapid deployment of specialist equipment for Carillion.

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