Pavement contractor invests in Bobcats


Scunthorpe-based Specialist Surfacing has expanded its fleet of Bobcat loaders with the purchase of two S570H skid-steer loaders along with sweeper and bucket attachments.

Supplied by local dealer AMS Bobcat, the new machines join Specialist Surfacing’s seven other Bobcat skid-steers, which include S185 and 773TH models. It also has four Bobcat 18-inch planers and 12 sweeper attachments.

Specialist Surfacing is part of the Hunt Group, which also consists of Britcon and Coldmac. Julian Fowles, transport & garage manager for the group, said: “We have run Bobcat loaders and attachments for many years. They are incredibly reliable and are the perfect tools for us in terms of the access and productivity they offer on work sites and their ease of transportation.  We have Bobcat loaders working in every facet of our business, from loading materials and cleaning up on our sites to general handling work in our yards. They are the best multi-purpose machines on the market.”

The S570H model is part of the Bobcat range of new generation loaders, with vertical lift path boom arms.

Mr Fowles added: “The increased lift height and optimised lift arm design of the S570H provides our operators with the ability to lift heavier loads higher, making it easier for example to clear high-sided truck boxes and hoppers for loading spoil and materials, as well as placing pallets loaded with heavy materials.”


Above: Transport manager Julian Fowles with the two new S570H skid-steer loaders

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BDC 299 December 2022