Farm Testimonials – Duncan Plant Hire
“Plant Hire Business opts for Puma Power”
When an urgent job came in during 2016 that called for eight tractors, Campbell Duncan from New Cumnock, Ayrshire had to move quickly. As well as buying four machines at auction which he could sell on after the job finished, he bought another four from his local Case IH dealership, Ramsay & Jackson – four Puma 200s which are still going strong today.
Campbell Duncan owns Duncan Plant Hire – a business that operates 54 excavators (ranging from 1.5 to 30 tonnes) as well as eight tractors, covering the whole of Scotland. He also runs 8 lorries which work across the UK and employs some 70 staff. Most of Campbell’s work is associated with the construction sector or the local open cast mines but he also carries out some agricultural work.
“When it comes to tractors, it’s the power that we need,” explains Campbell. “We do a lot of road work and haulage, whether it be for hauling dump trailers or silaging. We purchased our first Pumas (a 180 and a 210) in 2012 and were impressed with how they performed. When we needed additional machines a couple of years ago the Puma 200s were the obvious choice, and we now have a 215 and a 185 as well as the four 200s. The dealership’s location is handy for us if there are any issues and the backup is really good. That said, we’ve had very few problems with them. We go for basic spec models with manual spools so that they are easy to use and the drivers really rate them.”
“The Pumas have all the power we need to do anything we throw at them and I have no plans to move away from them anytime soon,” he concludes.