Sunward machines join the plant fleet at Loudounhill Contracts.

Scottish civil engineering company and quarry operators Loudounhill Contracts has added Sunward to its portfolio of plant machinery.

The Newmilns, Ayrshire-based business, which specialises in groundworks and hard landscaping for housebuilders in the region, has acquired two Sunward SWE 155F medium excavators and a Sunward SWE 25F mini-excavator from local Sunward dealer Kattrak.

Established in 1986, Loudounhill has more than 35 years of experience in the construction industry, working on housebuilding and commercial construction projects of all sizes across central Scotland. It played a part in Mactaggart and Mickel’s award-winning Greenan Views development in Doonfoot.

The company also opened its own quarry – Thirstone Quarry in Crawfordjohn, Biggar, in 2008 – to supply high-quality aggregates to customers in Ayrshire, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Lanarkshire.

Sunward’s top-of-the-line SWE 155F 15.6-tonne excavators are a versatile fit for large construction, be it buildings, roads, quarrying, demolition or forestry, while the 2.6-tonne SWE 25F mini can be safely transported on a small trailer with up to three buckets and a hydraulic breaker.

Loudounhill quarry manager Robert Craig had contacted Kattrak looking for new machines for their fleet, and the dealer suggested they try Sunward. They have not looked back.

Robert said: “We select our fleet based on price and warranty and Sunward was the best deal around. Our operators are delighted with the machines. They find them easy to operate and are very happy with the build quality.”

Kattrak director Craig McLaughlin said: “A special thanks go to the MD Gavin Craig [Robert’s father] and Robert for firstly being a pleasure to deal with, and for investing in three Sunwards at once. Their operators on-site, Adam and Dougie, are very pleased with their new machines. We hope this is the start of a long relationship between Kattrak and Sunward machines in Loudounhill Contracts’ fleet.”