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18 April 2019

JCB agrees £17m excavator and Loadall deal

First published18/04/2019
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Left to right: Yvette Henshall-Bell, JCB group MD of global key accounts; Graham Jones, MD of Plant Hire UK; Paul Hartshorn, Gunn JCB MD

JCB has finalised a deal worth nearly £17m to supply Plant Hire with new fleets of Loadalls and compact excavators.

The agreement will see the UK hirer add to its construction machinery line-up with the purchase of 300 new JCB Loadalls and 50 compact excavators, along with site dumpers and tandem rollers.

The new machines, supplied and supported by Gunn JCB, will be used by contractors on construction and civil engineering projects around the UK and will add to Plant Hire UK’s existing fleet of JCB machines.

The Loadall telehandlers are designed to carry out the roles of a skid steer loader, wheeled loader and forklift.

Plant Hire UK MD Graham Jones said: “As the construction sector goes from strength to strength this investment in new JCB Loadalls and compact midi excavators ensures our customers are guaranteed the highest specification machines with outstanding safety features and telematics support as standard.”

JCB group MD of global key accounts Yvette Henshall-Bell added: “Plant Hire UK has a reputation for delivering the best machines and market-leading service, which perfectly complements the JCB ethos."

Plant Hire UK was founded in 2005 by MD Graham Jones and finance director Wayne Illidge. Based in St Helens, Merseyside it has a national customer base, hiring, maintaining and servicing thousands of machines on sites across the UK.

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