The popularity of Kubota mini excavators has led the company to expand its coverage of dealerships in Ireland.

Kubota (UK) Ltd, of Thame, has appointed DA Forgie, of County Londonderry, to cover the north-west; Whelan Plant Sales, of County Clare, for the west coast; and J&D Daly, of County Cork, covering the south coast.

The company already has Lisburn-based Northern Lift Trucks covering Northern Ireland, while CMH, of County Kildare, is responsible for the east coast.

Kubota has introduced several more models to its range, including the U10-3 (990kg), the U20-3 (2.24 tonnes), the U25-3 (2.45 tonnes) and the K008-3 (850kg).