GAP Hire Solutions bought more than 100 new Kubota KX027-4 excavators in 2017.
Kubota is now the sole supplier of excavators up to 8 tonnes to the Glasgow-based hire company which employs more than 1,700 people across 140 depots in the UK.
Ken Stewart, head of procurement at GAP, said: 'With the increased amount of regeneration in urban areas across the UK, the demand in the market for a quality three-tonne excavator is at record levels.
'Like all Kubota machines, the product is reliable, delivers high performance, comfortable to operate and holds value.
'Customer feedback on the KX027-4 model has been really positive, so investing in 100 machines throughout the year has made perfect business sense, with the new eight tonne KX080-4 also proving popular.
'We now have in excess of 4,000 Kubota machines stationed in our depots across the UK, which highlights not only the value in which we hold the machines themselves but also Kubota's presence as a brand and our business relationship'
The 2.6 tonne excavator is ideally suited to customers who need to tow the machines around and is available in two models. The standard KX027-4 model is perfect for general excavation jobs, while the high-spec model use AUX oil flow with proportional flow control and Auto shift for even greater versatility and performance to meet the needs of any job.