Fergusson: largest 966K fleet
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Fergusson Group, the Scottish-based solid fuel import, export and distribution business, has created the largest Cat 966K wheeled loader fleet in the UK, with six units.
In a supply agreement deal with Finning UK and Ireland, breaking the £2 million (€2.5 million) barrier, the group also added a Cat 725 ADT; Cat 320DL excavator and Cat 226b skid-steer loader to its fleet.
The deal is the first in the UK to reward the “innovative developments” surrounding the new Cat 966K, launched by Caterpillar in early 2012. Marrying the Cat C9.3 ACERT Stage IIIB-compliant engine, with new performance series buckets, the new Cat 966K fleet is expected to deliver “significant operating efficiencies” to Fergusson Group.
All six Cat 966K wheel loaders are in operation at Fergusson Group’s main hub at Hunterston Terminal, north Ayrshire, Scotland, from where the business moves around 2 million tonnes of coal a year.