Dublin-based plant hire firm GK Hire has just bought 13 more Kubota mini-excavators to bolster its fleet and meet increasing demand from the construction market in Ireland.

Having bought more than 40 Kubota excavators since 2016, ranging from 0.8 tonne right through to eight tonne machines, the company returned to Kubota for more vehicles having not had a single warranty claim on any piece of Kubota equipment.

Jerome Cunnane, managing director of GK Hire, said: 'Our business is built upon quality, so to be able to use a machinery fleet that hasn't had even one warranty claim in more than two year gives our customers the peace of mind that the equipment we provide will get the job done efficiently and without any hassle.

'Kubota clearly is a manufacturer that knows what the construction industry needs from its machinery and manufacturers its equipment accordingly. There's no doubt that the robust build and performance of Kubota machines has played a significant role in the success of our business in recent years.

'When you combine the reliability and performance of Kubota's excavators with its excellent aftersales care, it's clear to see why the manufacturer's equipment is in such high demand'

GK Hire's recent order of 13 excavators includes the addition of new K008-3, KX016-4 and U27-4 models.

The KX and zero-tail swing U excavator series from Kubota are the most reliable and durable machines on the market. They are designed to offer maximum fuel efficiency, minimal noise and vibration, as well as low emission levels that meet current regulations.

Sam Thompson, dealer manager in Ireland for Kubota UK's Groundcare and Construction Divisions, said: 'There is a lot of construction work being undertaken in Ireland, particularly Dublin, so it's great to see GK Hire capitalising on this and increasing its Kubota fleet to meet market demand'