Lister Wilder - Construction Testimonials
Kubota Mini ExcavatorBearwood Lakes Golf club in Wokingham, Berkshire was ranked No. 2 in England and No. 3 in the U.K. & Ireland, based on reviews of best golf experiences a ‘Top 100′ survey 2011. In April 2011 they purchased a Kubota KX101-3N mini excavator after demonstrating the machine against all the competitor brands.Golf Course Manager, Daniel Lightfoot commented “We use the mini excavator throughout the year for bunker construction, drainage, pathway construction and materials handling. We have found it to be very reliable, quiet, easy to use and the operator controls are fantastic!”“We tested it against all the other brands and found it was generally better. The reputation that Kubota has for reliability was also a deciding factor as well as our good relationship with Lister Wilder. Dave King has always been very helpful and provided us with a good service and the locality of the branch in Reading is handy for any parts me might need.”
“The Kubota KX101-3N is an excellent all round machine, it is responsive, good value and ticks every box.”Daniel Lightfoot - Bearwood Lakes Golf Club
Kubota Excavators: U10, U17 & U20Neil Curtis of Neil Curtis Funeral Services in Barkham, Berkshire runs four U-series Kubota Excavators, which are used for grave digging across Reading and the surrounding areas.Neil commented “We tend to work in confined spaces and narrow gaps so the U series is made for us. It has no boot on it and is very narrow so is ideal for what we do. We have four machines from 1 tonne up to 2 tonnes, which has more digging power. They are all very reliable and are good on fuel.”“The most important factor for us is the reliability of these machines as we can’t afford to have a machine breaking down when we are working as the type of work we do cannot be delayed or postponed. We run our machines for 5-7 years and it needs to look the part throughout. Our last one was 5 years old and did 1200 – 1500 hours. It also holds its value well on trade in.”“Lister Wilder understands the importance of needing our machines to dig a grave to a fixed timescale. If we have a problem, someone will always come out and turn it round in a morning, which is what we need. We need good service and Lister Wilder are always good with us.”Neil Curtis Funeral Services, Barkham
Farnborough Tool Hire Excavate for new Kubota FleetFarnborough Tool Hire are a family run business with 25 years experience in hiring a wide variety of different product lines to tradesmen, contractors and the general public.Lister Wilder has been supplying Kubota excavators to Farnborough Tool Hire for a number of years. They recently added twenty one machines to their existing Kubota hire fleet including:
- 2 x Kubota K008-3 ¾ tonne excavators with ROPS frame, Klac quick hitches and 4 buckets
- 6 x Kubota KX015-4 1.5 tonne canopy excavators, Anti theft system, Martin quick hitch c/w 4 buckets.
- 10 x Kubota U25-3 2.5 tonne cabin excavators, Anti theft system, Martin quick hitch c/w 4 buckets
- 2 x Kubota U48-4.5 tonne cabin excavators, Anti-theft system, Martin quick hitch c/w 4 buckets
- 1 x Kubota KX080-3 alpha 8 tonne cabin excavator, Anti-theft system, Martin quick hitch c/w five bucketsPeter and Paul Marsh, Directors at Farnborough Tool Hire selected Kubota excavators because they are one of the market leaders and say the machines are very reliable and have a very good residual value. Kubota also have one of the best dealer networks in the UK for parts and back-up service. They commented "We like to deal with Lister Wilder as they offer the best affordable price for a quality machine."Farnborough Tool Hire – Peter & Paul Marsh
Leading sports ground contractor ups the power
Hampshire-based sports ground construction, renovation and drainage specialist, Kestrel Contracting, has moved up a gear following the addition of a 125hp MF 7465 tractor to the company’s extensive machinery fleet.
Supplied by leading Massey Ferguson dealer, Lister Wilder, the new tractor has replaced a seven-year old 115hp MF 6265 in spearheading the company’s contract drainage operations on sports pitches and playing fields throughout the UK.
Powering an AFT Wizz Wheel 75 wheel-type trencher, the additional muscle and advanced Dyna-VT transmission of the MF 7465 is proving invaluable in sustaining high workrates while promoting consistently good results in a wide range of turf conditions and soil types, points out Kestrel founder and managing director, Richard Veitch.
“The extra horsepower comes in very useful when laying mains drainage pipes measuring up to 150mm diameter at depths anywhere between 500mm and 700mm below ground level,” said Richard. “Most sports ground and playing field contracts require us to be in and out as quickly as possible so it is great to have a tractor that appears to be spot on for the job, taking every task comfortably in its stride.”
Echoing Richard’s comments, tractor driver, Bruce Burrows, added that MF’s Dyna-VT continuously-variable transmission was a delight to use, producing infinitely-variable speeds from zero to 30mph at the touch of a lever with no interruption in traction or power delivery.
“This facility is ideal for drainage works where one has to go from creep speeds one moment to fast forward the next to get back quickly to the start of the subsequent run,” he said. “The transmission is great also for road travel and haulage. I really like the tractor. It’s been designed with a lot of thought for the operator and has definitely made my job easier, faster and more comfortable.”Kestrel Contracting, Hampshire
"Excellent back-up everytime, I would recommend them to any one"Mike lowowski - ML Contracting
"We run over 250 Kubota diggers and the service from Wilder's has been excellent"The Team at Brandens
"The contract had to be completed on time and Lister Wilder played a crucial role in making sure it was"Steve Windlesham - Hansen PLC