JCB has secured the biggest single order for Loadall telescopic handlers ever placed by a UK customer as part of a two-year deal worth more than £75 million.

Marking the biggest ever single order for JCB Loadalls are (left to right) Watling JCB
Managing Director Richard Telfer, Ardent Hire Solutions Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Fish
and JCB Managing Director Global Major Accounts Yvette Henshall-Bell.

Ardent Hire Solutions, one of the country’s leading plant hire companies, and the UK’s largest telehandler hirer, has invested in a fleet of 1,100 Loadalls ranging from the compact 525-60 through to the 550-80.

The company is also investing in a fleet of 3CX backhoe loaders, rough terrain fork lifts and the flagship 7T Hi-Viz site dumpers that address key safety concerns experienced on construction sites today. By using a low-slung chassis design and revised skip, the 7T Hi-Viz operator benefits from huge improvements in front visibility with an improvement of 77% compared to conventional sixtonne dumpers when laden.

The machines are built at JCB’s Staffordshire factories, powered by JCB engines from JCB Power Systems factory in Derbyshire and with transmissions and axles from JCB Transmissions in Wrexham. They are also fitted with the latest JCB LiveLink telematics fleet management system giving realtime information on the machines’ operation and safe usage.

Group Managing Director Global Major Accounts, Yvette Henshall- Bell, said: “We are delighted to secure this major order from one of the UK’s leading plant hire companies. It shows great confidence in JCB machinery and also in the wider construction sector which Ardent’s plant hire business supports.”