JCB has won a huge order- including 42 tracked and wheeled excavators – from one of the country’s leading plant hire firms.
The multi-million pound deal has been secured with London-based Lynch Plant Hire and includes a fleet of 20 JS220 and 20 JS130 tracked excavator models in addition to two wheeled excavators, a JS175W and a JS130W – all manufactured at JCB Heavy Products in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.
The excavator order has been placed in response to increased demand from Lynch Plant Hire’s customers for machines which can operate in the demanding road and rail sectors. The deal also includes 40 JCB Loadall telescopic handlers and six backhoe loaders made at JCB’s World HQ in Rocester.
Several of the machines have already been delivered and are already performing
on high profile projects across the UK. This includes the JCB wheeled excavator models carrying groundworks as part of the M25 motorway widening scheme.
Lynch Plant Hire Director, Robert Lynch said: "One of key criteria when selecting our plant is product quality – ensuring that our customers have access to the best equipment available and that it is always up to the task.
"With this in mind, we have offered JCB Loadalls and backhoe loaders for over fifteen years as they are universally accepted as the best machines on the market. When it came to expanding our tracked and wheeled excavator fleet we conducted trials of the leading models using our own operators to carry out the tests. We ultimately chose the JCB machines as the operator feedback was very, very positive, particularly regarding smoothness of controls and stability when digging.
"Equally important to us is back-up and both JCB and our dealer, Greenshields JCB have shown a great willingness to help us. We are confident they will provide us with excellent service whether it be working together to enhance the safety features on our fleet or with on-site support to minimise downtime for our customers."
Founded in 1980, Lynch Plant Hire has developed into one of the country’s leading plant hire companies providing an extensive range of operated and non-operated equipment to applications in the civil engineering, highways, rail, groundworks, new build, demolition, recycling and geotechnical sectors. With offices in London, the Midlands and the South East and an operations centre in Stanmore, North West London, Lynch can provide any model from its fleet on a next day basis.