JCB Receives Multi-Million Dollar Order from UK Rental Firm | Construction News

JCB has inked a deal with A-Plant worth more than $41 million for about 800 machines. Among these machine include 240 Loadall telescopic handlers. This order provides is a significant boost for JCB’s British factories. Delivery of the new fleet to the rental firm’s extensive UK depot network begins this month through JCB dealer Greenshields JCB. The latest deal comes on the back of 550 machines ordered by A-Plant last year—and means the company has now bought 7,500 machines in a trading relationship with JCB stretching back 25 years.

“This is the biggest volume deal of the year for JCB from a UK customer, and we are absolutely delighted that A-Plant has ordered such a significant number of machines,” said Alan Blake, JCB CEO.

Loadall telescopic handlers purchased by A-Plant are powered by JCB’s fuel-efficient Ecomax engine. Developed to meet the EU Stage IIIB/US Tier 4 Interim emissions standards, the JCB Ecomax Tier 4i has no need for costly diesel particulate filters (DPFs) or exhaust after-treatment fluids, resulting in low-cost, efficient operation for customers. This technology has made the Ecomax Tier 4i the world’s cleanest and most efficient off-highway engine, which means that JCB’s Loadalls now use 7% less fuel than previous models.

 

“A-Plant is committed to offering its customers the newest, most productive, innovative and fuel-efficient machines on the market, and this order fulfills that promise,” said Andrew Winlow, A-Plant’s director of purchasing and fleet management. “With the Loadalls powered by the innovative Ecomax engine, A-Plant and its customers both benefit; customers will use less fuel and A-Plant won’t be faced with the expense of maintaining diesel particulate filters or the addition of Ad Blu to the engine.