Serving the Irish market since 1998, O’Regan Plant Sales are the main Yanmar dealers for Munster and most of Leinster. We touched base with sales representative Stephen O’Regan to discuss the extensive range of heavy plant, construction and compact agri machinery available for sale and hire.
Headquartered in Watergrasshill, County Cork and with a new depot as of this year in Rathcoole, County Dublin, O’Regan Plant Sales supply a complete range of new and used Yanmar excavators (mini and midi), loading shovels, carriers, wheeled excavators and tractors.
Comprising more than 40 state-of-the-art models, Yanmar’s extensive range of class-leading compact equipment sets the standards in performance, capability and reliability. Capable of tackling every task, they deliver beyond expectations, however demanding the challenge and / or restricting the space. The Yanmar promise is simple – they provide the perfect equipment for every application.
With more than 50 units in stock at any given time, O’Regan Plant Sales stock the full range of Yanmar heavy plant machinery for sale in both the yellow and red versions. As well as carrying a wide range of Yanmar mini excavators, midi excavators, wheel excavators, wheel loaders, carriers, dumpers and mini diggers, since 2016 Terex-Schaeff became part of the Yanmar brand They also have a very large range of plant hire options.
All machinery is competitively priced and an excellent after-sales service is provided by O’Regan’s experienced team of professionals, including servicing, repairs, advice and parts. For construction (or agri) machinery, O’Regan Plant Sales really do tick every box and cover all bases!
“Having started in this line of work at a very young age, our MD Con O’Regan knows machinery and the industry inside-out,” notes sales representative Stephen O’Regan [no relation]. “We have a very strong team in place, with good people in the sales department, parts department, garage and tractor department. Between new, demos, and second-hand machinery, we have a machine for everybody.”
The reputation and dependability of the Yanmar brand speaks for itself and is central to the success and growth of O’Regan Plant Sales. “They are an excellent brand to sell – a very, very good machine,” Stephen confirms. “They are extremely reliable and anybody who knows them loves them. You get a machine that is built to the highest standards and also available at a competitive price.”
Headquartered in Japan and with European production facilities in Germany and France, Yanmar is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of state-of-the-art worksite machinery. The industry-leading manufacturer is renowned for its engineering excellence in construction, marine, agriculture and energy systems. Their wide array of on-site equipment is perfect for a comprehensive range of applications, including infrastructure, drainage, landscaping, demolition and civil engineering, with the machinery portfolio including conventional and zero tail swing mini and midi excavators, dumpers, compact wheel loaders, wheeled excavators and attachments.
As Stephen attests, the range of equipment covers literally every and any groundworks eventuality: “We cover everything from the 1-tonne mini excavator / micro digger [SV08-1A] at 800kg – which is the narrowest on the market at 730mm wide and will go in a front door – up to a 12-tonne excavator and everything in between.” O’Regan Plant Sales are specialists in the mini excavator business, with more than 14 different machines to choose from. While lots of manufacturers make compact diggers, none come close to Yanmar for their focus on innovation and quality. Since introducing the world’s first mini excavator in 1968, they have been leading the way in compact equipment.
Yanmar produce ultra mini excavators right up to larger mini or midi excavators, each specifically designed and built to triumph on the most challenging sites and conditions, to be fuel efficient, exceptionally flexible and work with unrivalled power. All of this with the same performance and stability you’d expect from other more conventional mini excavators.
Wheeled excavators are available in 7.5-tonne, 9.5-tonne and 11 tonne, while Yanmar’s range of loading shovels includes the V80 (65hp with 2-tonne lift capacity), V100 (75hp with 3-tonne lift capacity and the flagship V120 (100hp with a lift capacity of 3.5-tonne).
The loading shovel range is among the most fuel efficient on the market, powered by ‘Tier Five Final’ diesel engines. Even though they are extremely fuel efficient, they still pack a very powerful punch to move and lift heavy loads with ease. Along with this power, they are very agile and can effortlessly negotiate tight spots. In tough conditions, change from ‘Full Auto Mode’ to ‘Fixed Speed’ to gain max torque. In a single motion, the clever ‘Auto-Leveler’ will bring the older bucket back to a digging action.
As leading wheel loading manufacturers, Yanmar have incorporated the oscillating axle to the rear with a comfortable cabin up front that guards the operator against receiving a pounding on bumps and slopes – so you can keep working for longer without feeling the strain of a heavy day!
O’Regan Plant Sales pride themselves on being the biggest one-stop shop in Ireland for all Yanmar products and services, with extended warranties, service contracts and finance all available upon request. “We also supply a fantastic range of track dumpers, including the Yanmar C08, which is available as a self-loading or standard model, the 1.2-tonne carrier, which is an excellent multipurpose vehicle, the C30R-3, which can swivel 360 degrees and is very popular with public and private bodies, and also the flexible and manoeuvrable C50R – a new machine only launched this year.
“As of this year, we also took on the dealership for Yanmar compact tractors, which are made in the Netherlands,” Stephen continues. “There are five different models which are all highly-spec’ed as standard and available with a host of options – 22hp, 26hp, 35hp, 47hp and 60hp.”
As well as providing unrivalled products and service levels to all their customers, O’Regan Plant Sales also get magnificent back-up and support from their wonderful network of sub-dealers, namely Gormley Plant Sales in Wexford and Egan’s Agri & Plant in Carlow. “With the volume of machines we are selling, you need a good back-up team on the ground and we have that,” Stephen concludes. “We have a good team of fitters out on the road and with the support of our sub-dealers we can cover every angle and look after all of our customers by giving them the best possible service.
“This is not 9-5. We are available when needed, be it at 7pm in the evening or on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. We are always available at the end of the phone and believe in looking after all of our customers.” Partnered with an unbeatable range of compact on-site machinery, this exceptional level of aftersales care ensures that O’Regan Plant Sales customers rank among the best-looked-after in the land!
O’Regan Plant Sales,
Watergrasshill Business Park,
Tel: 021 4889800
Mobile: 087 2847594 (Con) 085-8059526 (Stephen)
Email: [email protected]
This article was published in Building Ireland Magazine, October 2022, Vol 8 No 10