Rocket Rentals has bought 29 new excavators from Chepstow Construction Equipment to bring its Kubota fleet to more than 70 machines.

The family-run plant hire business that covers Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire, focuses on machines that provide safety, security and ease of operation. The latest deal will bring in models from 2.5 to 8 tonnes including U27-4, U55-4, KX057-4 and KX080-4a.

The KX and U excavator series from Kubota also use Kubota's latest in-house engine technology designed to offer maximum fuel efficiency, minimal noise and vibration and low emission levels to meet current regulations.

Ian Whiting, of Chepstow Construction Equipment, said: 'We've got a very strong working relationship with Kubota and Rocket Rentals, so it was great to oversee the new deal which bolsters the company's Kubota fleet to over 70 machines. The performance of the KX and U excavators are second to none and will no doubt add value to the success of the plant hire company'

Simon Tomblin, managing director at Rocket Rentals, said: 'The decision to purchase additional Kubota equipment was a result of an increase in demand for the hire of the excavators.

'Our aim is to provide our customers with the best machinery possible and we feel confident that the reliability and performance of the Kubotas allows us to continue offering this service'