GAP Group, the UK's largest independent hire company, continues to offer its customers best-in-class construction machinery through choosing Kubota as its key supplier of mini and midi excavators.
To meet new regulations, GAP has invested in equipment to help its customers follow recent Stage V emission standards by purchasing an initial 15 new Kubota Stage V compliant 8t excavators.
Stage V, the new engine emissions regulations put into force from 2019 in Europe, introduces a new requirement to reduce Particulate Matter (PM) emissions, and, in particular, Particle Number (PN) emissions, alongside continued reduction of carbon emissions in all Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM), such as excavators.
PM emissions from gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines and PN emissions cause adverse effects on human health and other environmental concerns resulting in tighter restrictions and stricter limits on these which has forced manufacturers into creating Stage V compliant engines.
The Kubota KX080-4 is a powerful yet clean excavator which is motorised by the reliable Kubota Stage V engine, which excels in efficiency and energy saving, protecting both the environment and people's livelihoods.
The built-in Eco-e PLUS mode provides even greater fuel and work efficiency and a new 2-pump load sensing system improves the overall smoothness of operations when using the front attachments. The KX080-4 also offers a variety of other improvements that enhance convenience and boost performance and productivity for a wide range of jobs.
GAP is committed to reaching the targets set out in its Green Action Plan, working with suppliers to develop and provide greener products and reduce its own carbon footprint whilst helping its customers to reduce theirs too. This must be achieved at the same time as ensuring its customers' demand for value and performance are met. The hire company's recent investment in the Stage V compliant Kubota excavators helps them and their customers to work toward this.