20 years ago, in June 1994 we purchased our first Kubota Excavator, a KX61. We have continued to invest in the Brand year after year and this month we are the first company in the South East to take delivery of the U27-4, a virtually zero tail-swing machine in the 3ton class.

The machines hit the ground running as usual and were soon out on hire and feedback has been positive, as we have come to expect.  The full size cab is a far cry from the industry standard of a cramped, often hot, place for the operator to work and much more up to date looking than the ‘French Toilet’ design still used by some competitive manufactures.  We’ve added a Quick Hitch and Quick Release Hydraulic Couplings for speedy and trouble free attachment changes.  The standard level of security fitted by Kubota helps protect our customers from theft and misuse.

The U27-4 sits between the KX61-3a and KX71-3a with the added benefit of a reduced tail swing.  With site space becoming ever more restricted and productivity requirements constantly increasing the U27-4 is a perfect fit for our fleet and our customers alike.

Our 20 year relationship with the Kubota product is a typical example of the quality equipment we have within our vast and varied portfolio today.  Skelton Plant Hire have continued to grow from 1 machine to our current day holding of several thousands of items of plant for hire, split between two prime depot locations in Kent, Canterbury and Paddock Wood.  Our customers, some of whom have been loyal since the start of the business 25 years ago enjoy the highest quality machines at sensible hire rates, with the best back up and support of its kind.  This recipe has enabled steady and controlled growth and we continue to be customer focused in all we do, whether it be our sales force who regularly contact our clientele, the delivery drivers being on time and courteous or the engineers, often working under pressure on site to maintain maximum machine uptime.  It is this experienced infrastructure of personnel that keep the wheels turning and the customers returning day after day.

If you would like any more information on our new U27-4, then please get in touch with us and one of our team will be happy to help with your enquiry.