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February 2014

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Wacker Neuson Telehandlers

Wacker Neuson have recently added two new models of telescopic handler to their ever increasing compact equipment range, the two models are TH412 and TH625. Both of the new models are fitted as standard with the Wacker Neuson Kramer designed / patented VLS – vertical lift system. The VLS driver assistance system (Vertical Lift System)
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February 2014

Coppard Plant Hire Limited

About the company: Coppard Plant Hire had small beginnings in 1972. Dave and Tina Coppard started with an excavator, Land Rover, compressor and a few small tools. Dave carried out all the estimating, digger driving and tarmacing while Tina ran the office. It didn’t take long before the business came flooding in and they needed
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Company Announcement

  If you are not an account customer you may not know the changes of circumstance, therefore to confirm as of the 1st January 2014 the company Roy Francis Plant Hire Limited was sold and purchased by Coppard Plant Hire Limited of Crowborough in East Sussex. The intention of the new owners is to build
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January 2014


Track Dumper Hire

Track dumper hire is now available from Roy Francis Plant with models / sizes from 0.50 tonne payload up to 15.0 tonne payload. Also certain models available with overhead cranes. For more information see – Coppard Track Dumper Range

December 2013


Wacker Neuson Electro-Hydraulic Drive

For the first time ever, Wacker Neuson will present an alternative drive for compact machines at Bauma: the smallest excavator 803 with dual power. As an alternative to the diesel engine, an external electro-hydraulic drive can be connected to the excavator via “Plug & Play.” With this cost-advantageous option, the 803 will become the emission-free
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November 2013


Ex Demo Wacker Neuson 803

Ex demonstration 2013 Wacker Neuson 803 (1085kg) micro excavator, with folding ROPS frame, adjustable undercarriage, long dipper arm, auxiliary hydraulics, Joseph Martin QH and 3 buckets, only 10 hours. Price: £ call for best price Contact: Allan on 07775 764 920 or email using contact form

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Ex Demo Wacker Neuson 1404

Ex demonstration 2013 Wacker Neuson 1404 (1635kg) mini excavator, with canopy, beacon and rear screen, adjustable undercarriage, long dipper arm, auxiliary hydraulics, KAT immobiliser system, Joseph Martin QH and 3 buckets, only 25 hours. Price: £ call for best price Contact: Allan on 07775 764 920 or email using contact form

November 2013


TL250 with Forestry Package

RFP have recently bought and sold a 2010 Takeuchi TL250 track loader fitted with a FAE UML/SSL/VT-175 forestry mulching head. When this machine was sold new it was also fitted with a MFS forestry package which consists of:- Full cab guarding with rear tilt for engine service access Extra front, rear and side working flood
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October 2013


Bushwackers in Tandem

RFP were asked by a leading woodland management company to help reduce the vegetation on steep slopes in this large country estate in the Hampshire area. RFP used Bushwackers No1 and No2 to complete this task.

September 2013


Rentool Buy WN1001′s

Hampshire plant hire company Rentool Ltd have recently purchased 2 units of Wacker Neuson 1001 high tip dumpers to add to their fleet, the new WN1001 dumpers will be replacing Terex / Benford HD1000 models.

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Mulched in Essex.

40 Acre Plantation Lake, a large well established fishing and outdoor pursuit company recently purchased a new FAE UML/EX-125 forestry mulching head to fit onto their Case CX160 tracked excavator. The excavator and mulching head will be used to maintain the woodland, scrub and brush around the 150+ acre site.

August 2013


Wacker Neuson Full Line Dealer

RFP are pleased to announce we are now Wacker Neuson full line dealers covering the areas of Bath & North East Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We can now supply our customers with all Wacker Neuson products including:- Track excavators: 1.0 tonne to 15.0 tonnes Mobile excavators: 6.0 tonnes and 10.0 tonnes
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July 2013

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ConFor Woodland Show 2013

Roy Francis Plant would like to extend a thank you to everyone who visited our stand at the recent ConFor Woodland Show 2013, it was good to meet old and new business acquaintances, except the thieving toe-rag(s) who nicked our enquiry book off the stand sometime late Thursday afternoon. Therefore if you visited our stand
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July 2013

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Overland Buy TL250 / FAE

Overland Environmental Services Ltd of Tadley in Hampshire have recently purchased a new Takeuchi TL250 high flow compact track loader which was fitted with a new FAE UML/SSL/VT-175 forestry mulching head. Company owner Rob Nash was very impressed by the build quality and design of the TL250 which offered many operational benefit over its rivals
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Rentool Buy 803 Micro’s

Plant hire company Rentool Ltd, who have outlets in Eastleigh and Poole, have recently taken delivery of several Wacker Neuson 803 micro excavators in preference to the previously run Kubota / Takeuchi models. The company directors were very impressed by the build quality and after a period of demonstration with local customers were very happy
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April 2013


New Wacker Neuson EZ17

Monday, 15. April 2013 The new zero tail model EZ17 from Wacker Neuson completes the existing zero tail series in the 1-2 ton weight class. Compact efficiency output meets the highest operating comfort with this unit. It is a new definition of versatility. The new and simultaneously smallest zero tail excavator from Wacker Neuson appears
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New Wacker Neuson EZ28

Proven Wacker Neuson brand quality. As usual, the EZ28 shines with compact dimensions and maximum mobility: No tail swing makes the Zero Tail excavator by Wacker Neuson the ideal equipment in urban construction without doing away with the stability. With the optional Vertical Digging System, the continuous revolving superstructure tilting by up to 15 degrees,
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March 2013

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Kramer 1245 Mini Telehandler Offer

Kramer 1245 mini telescopic handler complete with hydrostatic 4 wheel drive, full cabin, heater/demister, front lights and beacon, reverse alarm, wide based 31×15.5/15 agri grip tyres, auxiliary hydraulic circuit, skid steer loader type quick hitch, 1200mm / 2000kg pallet forks, 1600mm wide / 0.44m3 loader bucket, 12 months warranty. Maximum payload – 1200kg Maximum lift
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Thorny Affair for the Bushwackers

RFP and The Bushwacker team were called in by a local contractor to help them reduce blackthorn and gorse at Baker Barracks, Thorny Island, Hampshire.

February 2013


Wacker Neuson DT25 Track Dumper

The hydraulic drive of the track dumper DT25 is controlled by a joystick, and the roll bar folds down for negotiating low-clearance passageways. The low center of gravity increases stability and guarantees gradeability of up to 70%. The rotating driver’s seat with integral “Logic” control of the direction of travel increases productivity and reduces damage
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Wacker Neuson Telematic System

Wacker Neuson Telematic – the new GPS global positioning system for construction machines. Now you can locate, survey, control and detect your construction machines with Wacker Neuson Telematic. The satellite based GPS locating and surveillance system of Wacker Neuson Telematic does track not only the operating time of your construction machine, but furthermore provides you
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December 2012


Wacker Neuson 1703 mini excavators

New & unused 2011 / 2012 Wacker Neuson 1703-2  mini excavators for sale, some with canopy & rear screen (1705 kg) , some with 2 door cabin (1795 kg). All with telescopic undercarriage, long dipper arm and beacon. Some with VDS vertical digging system. All with manufacturers warranty. All with Harford ‘safelock’ manual quick hitch
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November 2012

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Working at Lackham College

RFP working for SSE Power Distribution tree cutting division at Lackham College site near Chippenham.

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Are You Local?

RFP were asked by PA Fencing to reduce an area of overgrown brambles on the Taylor Wimpy site in Paxcroft Mead near Trowbridge.

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A Close Shave

RFP were called into Close Farm near Tetbury (part of the Highgrove Estate) to attend to areas overgrown with brambles and blackthorn.

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Bushwackers Go West

RFP were called in by The National Trust in West Wycombe to help reduce dense brambles and undergrowth on and around Wycombe Hill.

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New Standard Flow Mulching Head

Just released, a new FAE forestry mulching head suitable for standard flow skid steer loaders and compact track loaders from 40hp to 90hp engine output. The required hydraulic oil flow is 50 l/min to 95 l/min and the require hydraulic pressure is 180bar to 250bar. This new fixed tooth rotor model uses the FAE ‘E’
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Bushwacker Berks.

Bushwacker No3 clearing under electricity power lines in Berkshire area.


New Machine for the Hire Fleet

New Holland E80B (8.0 tonne) midi excavator introduced into the hire fleet.

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New Machine for the Hire Fleet

NC HT1.5 (1.50 ton payload) high lift site dumper added to hire fleet.

October 2012

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Back at Hayling Golf Club.

RFP continue with the heathland regeneration program at Hayling Golf Club.

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A Very Wet Bewley Common.

The local National Trust office asked FRP to cut the vegetation on Bewley common and surrounding areas.

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Bushwacker by itself…

Bushwacker No3 working for Wessex Woodland Management in a large country estate in the north Hampshire area.

September 2012

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Bushwackers Working in Tandem

Bushwackers No1 and No2 working for Wessex Woodland Management in a large country estate in the north Hampshire area.


APF Show 2012

Personnel from RFP attended the recent APF Show 2012 in Ragely Hall and were in attendance on the McArthur / FAE stand throughout the show, RFP is the McArthur / FAE agent for the south of England.

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Kyoeisha at Cam Long Down

RFP and the Kyoeisha hammer-knife mower were called in to help with vegetation control on the steep slopes of Cam Long Down, part of the Cotswold Way walking trail near Dursley in Gloucestershire.

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Kyoeisha in Tetbury

RFP and the Kyoeisha hammer-knife mower were called in to reduce inter-row grass and scrub in new broad leaf tree plantation located on large country estate in the Tetbury area.

August 2012


Grittleton Site

Bushwacker No3 clearing scrub in woodlands near Grittleton in Wiltshire.

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Airman PDS75s Box Type Compressor

With compact dimensions (about the size of an office desk) this box type portable screw compressor could be mounted inside a service van or in/on a small to medium size lorry. Fully bunded with crane and fork lift point. Max air delivery is 75 cfm @ 100psi (2.1M3/min @ 0.69MPa) Length: 1500mm Height: 865mm Width:
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July 2012

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New FAE Stone Forest Light.

The new FAE multi-tasking machine for use as a forestry mulcher and stone crusher, suitable for tractors with engine output of between 120hp and 160hp, with mulching diameter and maximum working depth of 15 cm, the gearbox works at 1000 rpm when used as mulcher or at 540 rpm when used as stone crusher. See
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Promotion on Cormidi Track Carriers.

Buy one or more Cormidi track carriers at invoice price and enjoy a 3 month finance break… sales invoice with 10% deposit plus full VAT / followed by 3 months @ £0.00 / followed by 3 months @ 1% / followed by 36 months @ 3.9% / STOP ME AND BUY ONE !!!   Finance
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Local Stud Buys WN2503

The owners of local business Wildbrook Arabian Stud and Bradford-on Avon Marina complex recently purchased a new Wacker Neuson 2503 from RFP, business partner Morris Griggs said he was very happy with his new purchase and looks forward to putting it to work very soon.

June 2012


New Kramer 750T

RO Dando & Sons Ltd, a privately owned builders contractor, builders merchant and plant hire company based in Chew Magna recently took delivery of a new Kramer 750T tele wheeled loader which replaced their older JCB.



Honest, it just sank into the ground while I was having a cup of tea.

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New Wacker Neuson Models.

With the new factory now up and running in Linz, Austria Wacker Neuson have launched a new range of mini excavators between 1.8 ton and 2.4 ton. The three new conventional swing models will be known as ET18, ET20 and ET24 replacing former models 1703, 2003 and 2404, they’re weights are 1800kg, 2000kg and 2400kg respectively. All
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May 2012

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RFP at ARB Show 2012

RFP will be attending the ARB Show 2012 at Bathhurst Estates in June.


Another WN6003 for Stacey’s

This purchase means that John Stacey & Sons Ltd now run 6 of these machines.

April 2012

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RFP back at Chard

RFP clearing rhododendron around and under power lines for Western Power.

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R.M. Penny (Plant Hire & Demolition) Ltd working in Bristol with their V12 unit.

March 2012

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Bushwackers in London

RFP clearing  some plots of land in Acton for TFL London Underground.


RFP Bushwacker No4

RFP have introduced Bushwacker No4 into the fleet of mulching machines.

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2 more WN6003-2 on their way

Two more Wacker Neuson 6003-2 midi excavators on their way to John Stacey & Sons Ltd.

February 2012

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RFP in Yeovil

RFP clearing dense brambles and small trees for the Duchy of Cornwall Estates.

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No2 Simex for Ringway / WCC

After extensive testing Ringway / WCC placed an order for their 2nd Simex machine.

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RFP in Chard

RFP clearing rhododendron around and under power lines for Western Power.


RFP Attend Wacker Neuson Training

Personel from RFP attended the recent new product training facility in Munich.

January 2012

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2 New WN6003′s for Rentool

Due to positive feeback from their customers Rentool have bought 2 more WN6003 midi excavators.

December 2011

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Thomas 35DT With Remote Control

Thomas 35DT was recently fitted with remote control system for Albion Plant Hire.