Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has taken delivery of its first 22 specialist Earthworks machines valued at £3.2 million, and is ready to deliver its own in house Earthworks capability.
This first tranche of specialist Earthworks plant forms part Balfour Beatty’s wider £9.6m owned plant investment program in 2018.
Andy Ormerod, Balfour Beatty’s Managing Director Plant & Fleet Services, said: “By building our own fleet of specialist Earthworks machines Balfour Beatty will be leading the market in providing an in-house expert Earthworks capability setting new standards of enhanced safety and increased efficiencies.”
This first package of equipment sees an emerging strategic partnership with key Suppliers:- Volvo, Komatsu and Caterpillar.
All machines are fitted with a wide range of high specification features designed to maximize safety and productivity, including; 360 Degree Vision Cameras – enabling operators to have a full view of their surroundings; Rated Capacity Indicators – ensuring safe lifting operations at all times, Telematics – collecting and analyzing data to enhance productivity; In Cab inward facing Camera.