Reliability is essential
“Hitachi meets our requirements with consistently high levels of quality and reliability,” says Jean-Michel. “From my point of view, our excavators must be reliable and up-to-date due to the nature of our business, specialising in the rental of machines and operators. The excellent availability of our fleet leads to customer satisfaction and ultimately profitability for all concerned.
“Hitachi technology is also impressive and has continued to evolve from the first EX series to the latest generation of Zaxis-7 models. They are very economical, which gives them a favourable cost of ownership and resale value – this is important as we keep each machine for up to ten years. We also take the views of our operators into consideration, and Hitachi is a popular choice with them due to the comfortable cab, and how easy and precise they are to work with.
“The Hitachi TRIAS and HIOS hydraulic systems are particularly impressive as they support our need for versatility with the number of different settings available for attachments and special applications. Hitachi and Cobemat provide us with better and more efficient solutions in this respect than the other manufacturers. The only reason we have to buy another brand is if Hitachi doesn’t supply that type or size of machine!”