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Caterpillar dozer joins the Moore fleet

Sat 31 Aug 2013

Caterpillar dozer joins the Moore fleet

Chris Moore started his family owned business in 1972. The Alton based company expanded rapidly and “Moores Moxy’s” were often spotted at work on large civil engineering and muckshifting jobs during my travels around Hampshire back in the day. At one point during the 90’s, Chris was running 45 of the Norwegian designed trucks, which are today owned by Doosan Infracore, following their takeover of the company in 2008. The Moore’s still run 5 Moxy dumptrucks today, but their preferred ADT these days come from the South African Bell range, of which they currently run 10 B30 models. Now a good quality used Caterpillar D6N dozer has been added to their equipment portfolio. Talking to the Digger Man Blog about his latest acquisition Chris said, “We bought this machine because we had a large influx of dozer work come in from companies that we do a lot of work for, so we figured it would be a great time to expand the dozer fleet. If I’m honest, I would have bought another Komatsu like our existing D65PX model, but as I needed one quickly and knew where the D6 was, it seemed like the most logical thing to do. The money was in the bank not earning any interest, so I did a deal with Red Bull Equipment Sales there and then”. The company’s current dozer, the aforementioned Komatsu D65PX, is a 1987 model, but the machine continues to offer outstanding reliability, working regular 12 hour shifts with no major problems. Both dozers feature LGP undercarriages, with the Komatsu having a straight blade as opposed to the new Cat D6N, which features a PAT 6 way blade. The new used Cat certainly looks a tidy piece of kit, and by the look of things, it appears to have had new tracks and sprockets fitted prior to delivery. The Moore’s are no stranger to Caterpillar dozers though, having run three D6 models back in the 1990’s, two of which were LGP models and one on a standard undercarriage. In addition the company also ran Fiat-Hitachi models too. Looking to the future Chris said, “I would really like to drift into the background now and let my two sons run the firm, with my advice at times of course! But I might just buy a few more machines first, just to make sure there is enough to keep the boys busy!”  

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