VDM Plant Hire plans to expand its operation, to soon supply construction equipment to the mining industry.
“We are currently extending our wide fleet of excavators, road rollers, wheel loaders and TLBs, to include machines that comply with mining specifications and standards,” explains Lindo van der Merwe, owner of VDM Plant Hire. “This expansion programme encompasses the upgrading of existing machines and the investment in new equipment which conforms with specific mine regulations.
“The company will also be partnering with Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs), which have contracts with mines for equipment supply. This is in line with the current trend, where mine authorities extend contracts for plant hire to SMEs, rather than purchasing or renting equipment directly from suppliers or manufacturers.”
Key machines in the VDM Plant Hire fleet are Hyundai excavators, which deliver on high performance, reliable operation, fuel efficiency and safe operation. According to VDM Plant Hire customers, Hyundai wheeled excavators, which are easily manoeuvrable in all site conditions, are the popular choice, especially in wet and muddy conditions. Customers note that these robust machines offer cost-efficient operation – they boast low maintenance requirements, are easy to move from site to site and are fitted with long-life components.
“What’s important to us in our selection of capital equipment, is a high-level of support from the supplier, as well as low maintenance costs and a good re-sale value of the equipment – hence our decision to purchase a R210W-9S excavator from HPE Africa.”