Tool Care Hire has expanded its already sizeable excavator fleet, with the purchase of 28 new Kubota machines.

The south west based company acquired the new equipment from Chepstow Construction Equipment (CCE Plant Sales), the order being made up of Kubota's K008-3 one tonne minis and three tonne KX030-4 excavators. The new equipment will be spread among Tool Care Hire's four depots in Exeter, Exmouth, Torbay and Okehampton.

Martin Phillips, Owner of Tool Care Hire, said: “With homes at the heart of the country’s coronavirus recovery, we have seen a surge in house building in the South West, which has a led to increased demand for construction equipment, particularly mini-excavators.

“All of the Kubota machines we’ve ordered are already back out on site and being put to work, highlighting just how booming the construction industry in the South West is currently, as well as the popularity of Kubota excavators.

“We’re thrilled to continue working with Kubota. Not only does the manufacturer supply market-leading machines that hold great residual value, but Chepstow Construction Equipment also provides excellent aftersales support; elements that are all vital to our business operations.”