For soldiers Daniel Boden and Craig Cook, their visit to the Caterpillar UK Ltd. factory in Desford, Leicestershire was filled with emotion, as they got the opportunity to thank Finning and Caterpillar staff for their life saving equipment.
Daniel Boden's Finning Caterpillar 434E backhoe loader and Craig Cook's protected 938G wheel loader, were both involved in separate incidents, being hit by improvised explosive devices (IEDs), whilst they were undertaking important engineering duties in Afghanistan.
Thanks to the required protection levels being met and modifications added to both machines by Finning engineers at its specialist Defence facility at Finning's UK head quarters in Cannock, remarkably both soldiers were able to walk away from the equipment without injury.
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