Based in Wakefield in Yorkshire in the UK, MTS Group, which runs one of the largest fleets of Bobcat compact equipment for hire in the UK and one of the biggest in Europe, has boosted the company’s fleet with the purchase of around 30 new Bobcat compact loaders and mini-excavators worth over £500,000. As well as updating the current fleet of over 220 machines, the new investment is also supporting planned expansion of rental services in Scotland and the Midlands.

The investment includes the existing Bobcat S100 and S130 skid-steer loaders together with several models from the new 500 platform loader range launched this year, including S550 skid-steer loaders and T590 compact tracked loaders. The company has also purchased Bobcat E08, E16, E26 and E50 mini-excavators for the hire fleet.

Peter Watson, managing director of MTS Group, said: “We have been running a fleet of Bobcat compact loaders and excavators for hire for more than 30 years now. Over that time, we have built up a great amount of expertise and experience in compact equipment hire and are acknowledged as the largest hirer of Bobcat skid-steer loaders and attachments in the UK, with many of the leading rental companies regularly cross-hiring from us. The Scotland expansion is to provide closer support for the many loaders we hire in this market, especially for dealing with the effects of the winter weather.”

Winter attachments such as snow blowers, buckets, snow blades and salt and sand spreaders are part of a fleet of over 100 Bobcat attachments for hire from MTS Group, also the largest of its kind in the UK.

As well as the winter products, the MTS Group attachment fleet covers a wide selection from standard and 4-in-1 buckets, hydraulic breakers and road planers to stump grinders, tree transplanters and backhoes, delivering versatility and time-saving efficiency across a huge range of different applications. It is the diversity of these applications in construction, demolition, utilities, landscaping, groundcare, farming, foundry work, ship trimming, mining and many other markets that keeps the MTS Group hire fleet of Bobcat compact loaders and excavators busy.

Watson added:“This new investment is further testimony to our close allegiance and belief in the Bobcat brand. Bobcat products are very reliable and they have excellent residual values when you come to trade in for a new product.”

The company can also offer full training for the use of any product in the fleet. MTS Group is nationally approved to provide training to all levels of competence and at two standards, Bobcat Accredited Training and LANTRA Awards. The training can take place either at the customer’s premises or on the dedicated training grounds run by MTS Group.

As well as representing the Bobcat brand in hire for over 30 years all over the North of England, MTS Group has been the authorized Bobcat dealer for Yorkshire for a similar period, with responsibility for sales and service for the complete range of Bobcat equipment covering not only skid- steer and tracked loaders and excavators, but also telehandlers, utility vehicles and Bobcat attachments.

Only original Bobcat parts should be used to maintain the best mechanical standards and to optimize performance, reliability and protect machines’ residual values. MTS Group stocks the largest dealer parts stock in the UK, comprising a full selection worth between £150,000 and £200,000 of genuine Bobcat accessories and parts to support every machine in the field.