London-based plant hire specialist One Call Hire has bought 90 fuel saving JCB Loadall telescopic handlers in a deal worth £5 million. The investment includes JCB 535-95, 540-140 and 540-170 models which join a further 90 existing JCB telehandlers in the One Call Hire fleet.
The company currently provides equipment to key areas of development in London including Stratford, Hackney, Westminster and Lewisham and supports contractors on major projects including Crossrail where the majority of the new JCB models will be deployed. JCB has been manufacturing telehandlers for almost 40 years and is the world’s number one producer of the machines.
One Call Hire Commercial & Sales Director Tom Gleeson added: “We chose JCB for this major telehandler investment due to the reliability of the products, the excellent relationship with our dealer Greenshields JCB and the value of the JCB brand among our customer base.
“We also recognise the importance of sustainability and the environment so fuel and emissions reductions are of huge significance for us on key inner city sites. Equally crucial are the cost savings we can provide for our customers by running fuel-efficient equipment. With the Ecomax engine, JCB Loadall telescopic handlers are excellent on fuel consumption. Each machine can save our customers as much £450 pounds a year in fuel, which is a reduction of 1668kg of CO2 Gas. Over a year this equates to a reduction of 112,000 kg of CO2 or nearly £30,000 across these new additions to the fleet.
“Many of the JCB machines are working on the Crossrail Network which remains a major project for us. Our supply of machines here continues to be strong and with all our new machines being Crossrail compliant, we are ready for any further demand.”
Developed to meet the EU Stage IIIB/US Tier 4 Interim emissions standards, the JCB Ecomax engines incorporated across the One Call Hire models produce between 6 and 15% more torque and 5 and 10% more power at low revs than the previous Tier 3 engine. This means that operators get the same performance but with increased efficiency and improved fuel consumption.
With over 40 years’ industry experience and access to 23 nationwide depots, One Call hire is one of the UK’s leading plant hire companies. It offers over 3,000 machines including: 0.9 to 50 tonne excavators, self-propelled rollers, dozers, heavy lift telehandlers and dumpers. One Call Hire has committed £25.25m on new plant and machinery to date for the 2014 period. This equates to a total spend of over £60 million over the last two years. Across the fleet the average age of each machine is less than 12 months old.