Hirer reaches new heights with £4.5m JCB deal


Supplied by dealer Greenshields JCB, B&T Plant Hire has taken delivery of 105 new JCB telescopic handlers in total. They range from 7 to 20 metres, with 530-70, 535-95, 533-105, 535125/ 535/140 and 540-170 models joining the flagship 540-200 machines.

The 20-metre models in particular are proving popular with customers looking for a powerful high reach solution – notably in the hotel construction sector.

B&T Plant Hire Director, Tom O’Brien said: “We chose JCB telehandlers for several reasons. Residual value and reliability are obviously important factors but equally crucial is that our customers prefer JCB.

“The 540-200 is a good addition to our fleet, extending the maximum height capability we can offer and companies building hotels have already recognised its quality. The drivers are happy and we are too.

“The final benefit of JCB equipment is the LiveLink telematics system. It’s a very useful tool and we are excited about the benefits it can bring in terms of managing servicing and monitoring fuel consumption.”

The latest JCB models join over 1500 machines in B&T Plant hire’s extensive range of equipment available from its Morden and Kent depots.

Founded in November 1995, B&T Plant Hire provides plant to a wide range of construction and civil engineering applications from small projects to major contracts focused in the South East but expanding across the UK. The company is fully compliant with all the current health and safety requirements and its plant equipment and operators comply with the CITB & CPCS Schemes.

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