This week we had more Yanmar excavators heading up North of the border to Scotland. This increases the 2018 numbers of machines sold into the country, making it the best start to a year we've had in Scotland.
The latest load show above consisted of; 1 tonne SV08's, the cabbed SV18 with expanding tracks and the ever popular and reliable SV26.
A&Y's Area Manager, Peter Barfield commented "it's a really positive start to the year for Yanmar in Scotland, with a good range of machines now working in hire fleets and with dealers. We have had some great enquires for Ammann compaction and also our Dieci telehandlers so expect more machines leaving us for Scotalnd soon"
Below you can see machines delivered in January set in a very snowy scene. For more information on our sales, parts and servicing please Contact Us today.
In the second part of our annual review we take a look at the highlights between July - December.
As always if you have any further questions about any of our products or aftersales please contact us on 01789 414525 / email@example.com
Have a great New Year and see you in 2018!
Despite being one of our most popular models, the Yanmar SV26 went through some improvements.
The main change is seen in the tracks. As well as having a new design and more grip, they have increased in width from 250mm to 300mm. As well as improving manoeuvrability, these new tracks will also last longer. With 15% less ground pressure, wear will reduce as well as the potential for damages to the ground. The blade has also been widened to accommodate the wider tracks, as well as full ram guard protection on the bucket, dipper and arm cylinders.
Ammann released a new line of technologically advanced APF, forward travel plate compactors. These plates provide industry leading compaction output, manoeuvrability, travel speed and climbing ability. They have also had much work done to reduce unwanted vibration to operators.
These plates fit a broad range of applications, such as gardening, landscaping and road works.
We sold the first of our Pegasus roto telehandlers in September. This model the 40.25 went straight to a home building site complete with a winch and is fully remote controlled. This machine also features a powerful FPT 141 hp Turbocharged Diesel engine. Its 2-speed hydrostatic, 25 mph road speed gets it around to various locations quickly. The ATP (Anti Tipping Protection) safety feature along with stabilisers all around ensures both operator comfort and safety. The Pegasus 40.25 features a lifting capacity of 4000 kg with a 20.5 metre horizontal reach, making it ideal for most construction and building applications.
We supplied FM Conway another batch of Yanmar excavators throughout October. This most recent deal was made up of 6 tonne ViO57’s, 5 tonne ViO50’s, 2.5 tonne SV26’s and 1.5 tonne SV16’s. This is in addition to a similar set of machinery supplied in late 2016, on that occasion 8 tonne ViO80’s were also included.
A&Y’s Area Sales Manager, Peter Ayres said “it’s fantastic to be associated with innovative and ever growing companies like FM Conway. This latest order shows their loyalty to both the Yanmar and A&Y brands.”
The ARX26, which has an operating weight of 2.5 tonne, a drum width of 1200 mm and offers a centrifugal compaction force of 47KN had a successful year with many units being sold. In November more of these rollers left us to both end users and dealers. Users have commented on the great drum visibility as well as the electric drive lever ideal for work on asphalt jobs.
We now have stock of the upgraded Yanmar ViO33 and ViO38. These models are now -6 and join other models in being improved. These changes not only increase performance and productivity but also make the operating experience a much more comfortable one. Just a few of these improvements include: Higher lifting capacities, more stable undercarriage, new engine ECU, improved powerline, air suspension seat, more leg room, re-designed one piece door and much better maintenance access.
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Below are examples of machine sales we've promoted
A&Y Equipment are delighted to announce that Machine Serve have been appointed to sell Ammann compaction, Yanmar Construction, Dieci Construction and Cormidi tracked carriers throughout Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.
Based in Devon, Machine Serve has been providing excellent sales, parts and servicing for a number of construction and agricultural brands since 2003.
A&Y Key Accounts Manager, Peter Ayres is excited to start working with Machine Serve, he commented on the professional setup they have and knows their previous experiences in this sector will mean they excel in providing the full sales and services package across the range.
From their previous 14 years’ experience selling Dieci telehandlers, already Machine Serve have had enquires for large Pegasus 360°rotating telehandlers. This is on top of completing a deal for a zero tail swing Yanmar ViO25 and a Cormidi C50 tracked dumper. An impressive return just a few days into this new relationship.
A&Y's Marketing manager has also praised Phil Davey and his Machine Serve team saying how they have gone 'above and beyond' already in helping put together a Dieci related information guide.
Machine Serve have a strong online presence socially, with very active Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts (go on give them a follow!) www.machineserve.co.uk
With a large stock order already placed we are looking forward to working with Machine Serve and increasing the volume of our machines working in the South West.
This week we assisted our dealers, Phoenix Hire & Sales at a Safety and Health awareness day being held in Swansea.
The aim of this event was to not only raise awareness of key health and safety issues facing the construction industry but also give practical advice on how to avoid risks on sites. Particularly in relation to the interface between people and plant/transport.
As part of the display Phoenix showed an Ammann ARR1575 trench roller and a 5 tonne Yanmar ViO50-6 excavator. These machines were chosen as they both have a number of key benefits that makes the operator and surrounding site safer.
Some of the safety related benefits of these two models are as follows:
Forth Plant & Sons, are a Plant & Tool Hire company covering central Scotland for all your DIY and project hire needs. This family run business have been going for over 25 years and have more than 100 pieces of machinery for hire.
This week they have added a Yanmar SV08 micro excavator into their fleet. Sold through our dealers in Scotland, Ness Plant of Kinross.
The SV08 is the smallest machine in our Yanmar range, but despite its weight of 1 tonne it still offers a powerful output. Ideal for use in landscaping, indoor renovation, housing foundations and pipe laying. A key factor that makes this machine so well suited to these fields is mobility; expandable track width (680mm – 840 mm) allows the SV08 to travel through tight spaces, such as doors but also aids stability when digging.
Grant Sleith, MD of Forth Plant & Sons told us that this machine will prove to be very popular, the versatility given by such a small machine will mean it becomes the ideal choice for jobs in small inaccessible areas.
Already it looks like the SV08 is out working, in conjunction with some Ammann APF1240 plates also ran by Forth Plant & Sons.
With the days getting longer and sun making a more regular appearance then these micro diggers are getting very popular. For more information, including pricing give us a call on 01789 414525.
We are pleased to announce a new dealer for the complete range of Ammann compaction, Yanmar construction and Cormidi products. Based in Bury St Edmunds, Broadway Machinery will be covering Norfolk and Suffolk for all products, including all after sales services.
With over 20 years+ experience in the construction industry and based in the heart of East Anglia close to several major trunk roads they pride themselves on giving a first class professional and friendly service.
A&Y Key Accounts Manager Chris Beckingsale is excited to start working with Broadway Machinery, he praised the setup they have and knows their previous experiences in this sector will mean they excel in providing the full sales and services package.
The partnership has begun well with at the time of writing this already two machines sold. One Ammann ARX12 tandem roller and a zero tails swing, 8 tonne ViO80-1. A great start and the sign of more to come.
This week we have been one of over 200 exhibitors at the 11th annual Executive Hire Show, once again held at Coventry's Ricoh Arena.
The organisers are reporting that figures look like confirming 2017's show to be the most visited and we'd certainly second that at A&Y.
Our centrally located stand, showcasing some of the most popular Ammann, Yanmar and Cormidi products was a busy place.
Many of our dealers joined the A&Y team on the stand, spending time talking to current and prospective customers about the many benefits our machines offer the users and hirers.
The ViO12 gained a lot of attention during the show, with people keen to see the machine. It was also good to hear lots of positive feedback on the Cormidi tracked carriers, current users particularly like the fact that they are specifically built tracked dumpers and therefore have a well made undercarriage. Rather than just have the same undercarriage as a micro excavator.
The SV26 with AMB 150 breaker had much interest, with many comments about the spacious cab design, long arm as standard and ease of maintenance access. In fact during the show sales of Ammann forward moving plates, 1575 trench rollers were made as well as a Yanmar ViO17, SV08 and both Cormidi tracked dumpers.
All in all a very successful week and we look forward to exhibiting again next year.
It has been a very busy week here at A&Y. Everyday new machines have been arriving and going out, with the workshop constantly prepping new machines for their new homes.
It's not just us at HQ that have had a productive week, our dealers have also been securing new sales throughout the UK and Ireland.
The week started with our Kent based dealers, Co Plant selling an SV08 to a local customer. This 1 tonne micro excavator, with expandable tracks and an easy extendable blade is always a big seller.
A popular machine with hirers it will be on show at next weeks Executive Hire Show.
Dromad hire, one of the leading hire companies in Ireland also took delivery of two new SV08's for their fleet this week. Then yesterday we shared some great images from the guys at CP Hire, who had a delivery of 15 x SV08's!
At the other end of the size spectrum is the 8 tonne, ViO80. Mawsley machinery have been out demonstrating one to a potential customer. They were joined at the demo by A&Y's Service Manager, Jason Redgrave.
Jason talked the customer through the special features present on the ViO80 such as: electric refuelling pump, adjustable proportional control and the LCD screen read outs.
Hopefully we will bring you news of a sale soon!
It's not just Yanmar excavators that have sold this week. Joining a number of Rammax 1575 trench rollers going out of the door has been ARX tandem rollers.
A&Y Regional Sales manager, Richard Johnston sold both ARX rollers and vibration plates to local surfacing and construction companies. Then yesterday (Thursday) Mawsley Machinery confirmed the sales of 3 x ARX rollers.
A number of models mentioned will be on show at the Executive Hire Show next week.
Today we can announce the exciting news that we are launching a new finance scheme, effective as of now!
There are two new available plans; HP plan incorporating a payment holiday and Operating Lease, and will be running over the first quarter of 2017.
With the current uncertainty over the economy and the purse strings being tightened we see these options as a great and affordable way of being able to take on new Yanmar and Ammann machinery.
Below are some examples of the weekly prices you can now have a machine for.
A complete list of models covered by the new schemes, including options of payments over 3 and 5 years can be found by visiting the Finance Section of the website www.aandygroup.com/finance
To discuss financial options further or to find more information on the above details please contact one of the team today:
email@example.com / 01789 414525