Clare firm increases Merlo fleet

Clare firm increases Merlo fleet

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Merlo's P40.17 Plus – recently delivered by McHale Plant Sales to L & M Keating engineering contractor.
Merlo’s P40.17 Plus – recently delivered by McHale Plant Sales to L & M Keating engineering contractor.

Clare-based civil engineering contractor, L & M Keating Limited of Kilmihil, has expanded its telehandler fleet with the addition of two new Panoramic units – a P40.17 Plus and a P38.13 – bringing to 14 the number of Merlo units in operation at the company.

Supplied by Merlo distributor McHale Plant Sales of Birdhill and Rathcoole, the P40.17 Plus has a 4-tonnes lift capacity and a 17-metres reach. The P38.13 has a 3.8-tonnes lift and a 13-metres reach. Both units enter service on building construction works being carried out by the company in Carrigtwohill and Dublin respectively.

Reflecting on their long history with Merlo, Noel Crowley, plant manager at L & M Keating, points to what he terms ‘the quality and durability’ of the products. “From our experience of using Merlo, they make a decent machine that gives value for money”.

Founded in 1987, L & M Keating has grown from humble beginnings to a point where it now has over 100 full-time employees, Regarded as one of the country’s leading engineering firms with a reputation for delivering technically challenging projects, the company specialises in marine, building, civil, dredging, conservation & restoration works throughout Ireland and the UK.

With a head office in Kilmihil and a Dublin base in Rathcoole, L & M Keating is one of the top 5 SafeT Certified construction companies in Ireland and is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 accredited.

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A native of Newmarket-on-Fergus, Páraic McMahon covers a wide range of topics for The Clare Herald mainly news and sport. He serves as a Sports Reporter with Clare's leading Radio Station, Clare FM.

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