New to Surrey Hills – Specialist Machine for Sites of Special Scientific Interest from Alexander Earth

16th May 2019

Alexander Earth are committed to preserving Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and other environmentally sensitive areas with their new high performance CAT299D2 XHP tracked loader

“In 2017 we decided to extend our business services into the more environmental and conservation field of woodland and land management services.  We felt this would complement our existing business of groundworks, plant hire and agricultural contracting.  In order to work within the environmental and conservation field we needed to find the right tool for the job and we subsequently decided to invest in a high performance CAT299D2 XHP tracked loader.

To this end, in early 2018 we contacted Surrey Rural LEADER EU Grant and put forward our business plan and grant application.  Thankfully they agreed with us that Surrey Hills would benefit from this machine and particularly SSSI sites of which we are lucky to have many in this area.  The CAT 299 machine is used extensively in the USA, however to date there are only a handful in the UK.  One of the many benefits is its ability to perform mulching and other woodland tasks with minimum disruption and damage to the surrounding area. 

Since purchasing our machine – with the help of the EU and Surrey Rural LEADER Grant – we’ve been trying to get the news out there!  We attended the Surrey Hills Wood Fair in 2018 and run various demonstration days for organisations such as National Trust, Forestry Commission, Tilhill Forestry etc.  We have recently carried completed a mulching project for the RSPB at their Farnham Heath site”   

Services on offer with Alexander Earth:

  • Woodland mulching services and clearance
  • Rhododendron and Gaultheria control
  • Track and path regeneration
  • Lake and pond maintenance and creation
  • Ditching and earthworks
  • Hedge and brush cutting

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