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H.E. Services receive a Royal call

Boasting a fleet of over 2000 machines and an impressive range of attachments, H.E. Services (Plant Hire) Limited is used to having their machines hired for a variety of interesting projects.

Perhaps none such as prestigious as their latest project, which involves one of their Komatsu PC50MR-2 tracked excavators working on the flowerbeds outside Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the Queen and Prince Philip.

The project of working on the gardens in the Mall is expected to last around 3 weeks. Created as a ceremonial route in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Mall is the scene of many royal ceremonies, including the Changing of the Guard.

With an operating weight of just over 5 tonne and excellent all-round visibility, the Komatsu PC50MR-2 is ideal in situations where space is short. Despite its compact size, the PC50MR-2 offers a spacious cab and the Automatic Shift Down system automatically adjusts the hydraulic travel motor to the working conditions.

H.E. Services is the UK's leader in plant hire and is becoming one of the largest in Europe. The company renews its fleet and attachments at 3 years old meaning that only the best machines are available to their customers. This philosophy has earned H.E. Services their 36 years of success which is now supported by 12 strategically located depots.

Pam Durey, Sales and Marketing Director at H.E. Services (Plant Hire) talks about their PC50MR-2 working in the Royal grounds:

"We were approached to supply a 5 tonne excavator for the redevelopment of the flower beds outside Buckingham Palace and after going through an intensive selection process and accessing our service, reliability and the quality of our machines, it was concluded H.E. Services (Plant Hire) Ltd was the only choice. Our large fleet meant there was no hesitation in supplying the customer with the Komatsu PC50MR-2 for work at such an impressive location."