M O’Brien Invests £2M with First Ever Cat ADT Fleet

Monday, June 13 th, 2016

National plant hire specialist, M O’Brien, has taken delivery of its first ever fleet of six new Cat®730C2 Articulated Trucks, in a deal with Finning UK and Ireland that increases its investment in Caterpillar equipment to £2m in less than 12 months.

The new Cat 730C2 units are now part of its national hire fleet, managed from its headquarters in St Albans. Commenting on the deal, owner Michael O’Brien said: “Caterpillar has generally not been a brand I have chosen to purchase in the past, as we have always worked with other manufacturers.

“However following the purchase of a number of Cat 308E2 and Cat 320EL units at the end of 2015, we have recognised the performance and service benefits of working with Caterpillar and Finning. So when they introduced us to the new Cat 730C2 model, we were open to trying out the machine and ultimately impressed with its performance.

From a hire perspective, when assessing the suitability of a machine for our fleet, we always look at the robustness of the unit, its handling, performance and safety. So with the addition of the wet brakes and the overall feedback from operators, we had the confidence to make the move to Caterpillar machines, purchasing six new units.”

The new Cat 730C2 fleet has already been delivered to M O’Brien where it will join six Cat 308E2 and five Cat 320EL models also purchased in the last 12 months.