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 fleet.
The company 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.
One Call Hire Commercial & Sales Director Tom Gleeson said, “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.”