Haydock-based Plant Hire UK (PHUK) has placed an order for almost 400 new machines in a deal worth £16.5 million.
The bulk of the order is for 300 Loadall telescopic handlers manufactured at JCB’s World HQ in Rocester, Staffordshire. The deal also includes a huge fleet of site dumpers.
The massive investment comes as the company marks two major milestones: 10 years’ successful trading and the purchase of its 2,000th JCB machine. The latest additions to the fleet will be delivered throughout 2016.
Plant Hire UK – founded by Graham Jones and Finance Director Wayne Illidge – is also investing heavily in its facilities.
Graham Jones said: “We aim to have one of the youngest fleets of machines in the industry and this latest investment will put Plant Hire UK at the forefront of the sector. We aim to be the best in the industry too and that means having the best people, the best customer service and the best machines.”
The deal is for the JCB Loadalls includes the four metre 520-40 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. Supplied through JCB dealer Gunn JCB, the Loadalls are powered by JCB’s Tier 4 Final/Stage IV Ecomax diesel engine, which meets the latest emissions standards without the requirement 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 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 servicing.
Through integration with the immobiliser, machine tracking, geo-fencing and curfew options, JCB LiveLink also provides an extremely powerful deterrent to thieves – making machines harder to steal and simpler to recover if they are stolen.