19 November 2019, 15:23
Rental company Société Robert Chevillard TP (video) has been renting a Hitachi ZX145W-6 wheeled excavator on a monthly contract since November 2018. It was one of the first Premium Rental customers for Cobemat, the authorised Hitachi dealer for Brittany, Loire-Atlantique and Normandy in north-west France.
The company selected the ZX145W-6 because it needed a machine similar in size to its existing ZX140W-5, with a short-tail swing and two-piece boom. Equipped with a tilt rotator, fork attachments and different sized buckets, it is highly versatile and has been used on a variety of earthmoving projects since delivery.
Ready when customers call
“We like the flexibility of renting the ZX145W-6,” says Manager Christophe Talarmin. “If there is no work, then there is no cost for this machine. Hitachi Premium Rental also guarantees that you get a well-maintained and constantly monitored wheeled excavator – we appreciate the support we receive from Cobemat. This is important for us, because when our customers call, the machine has to be ready the next day.
“We're likely to use the Premium Rental programme again. It allows us to demonstrate the efficiency of our Hitachi equipment to customers and meet their requirements with a competitive offer.”
Between May and September 2019, the ZX145W-6 was used on the construction of a new metro station to connect the suburb of Cesson-Sévigné to Rennes. Société Robert Chevillard TP has used the machine with its operator as a subcontractor to a company involved in the construction project.
One of its tasks was to create pavements, unloading cement on which curb stones were placed, and widening the road on the site. Using the integrated grapple on the tilt rotator, it was also used to lift and transport smaller items of equipment and tools around the large site safely and efficiently.
Source: Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV