Haydock-based Plant Hire UK is celebrating 10 years of business success with a huge investment in new JCB equipment. The company has placed an order for almost 400 new machines worth £16.5 million. The bulk of the order is for 300 Loadall telescopic handlers manufactured at JCB’s World HQ in Rocester, Staffordshire. Included in the deal is a big fleet of site dumpers.
The massive massive investment comes as the company marks two milestone: 10 years’ successful trading and the purchase of its 2,00th JCB machine. The latest additions to the fleet will be delivered throughout the year.
Plant Hire UK, founded by Graham Jones and Finance Directory Wayne Illidge, is also investing heavily in its facilities.
The deal for the JCB Loadalls include the four metre 420-70 model through to the 20 metre lift height 540-200 model. Site Dumpers range from one tonne 1THT through to the nine tonne 9TFT model. The Loadalls, which are supplied through JCB Dealer Gunn JCB, are powered by JCB’s Tier 4 Final/Stage IV Ecomax diesel engine. This engine meets the latest emissions standards without the requirements for a costly diesel particulate filter (DPF), Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) or Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) or commonly known as AdBlue.
The new JCB Loadalls will also come with immobilisers and JCB LiveLink fitted as standard, the advanced telematics system which provides customers with essential fleet management data. The fleet management tool can improve machine utilisation, cut running costs, increase productivity and manage services. Through integration with the immobiliser, machine tracking, geo-fencing and curfew options, JCB LiveLink also acts as a powerful deterrent to thieves – making machines harder to steal and simpler to recover if they ever get stolen.