Morris Leslie completes historic 555-machine deal

L-R: Morris Leslie, Yvette Henshall-Bell, Graham Ogilvie and David Park.

JCB has concluded a deal with Morris Leslie Plant Hire for their biggest ever telehandler order worth £36 million.

The deal comprises 555 Loadalls, ranging from the six metre 525-60 up to the 20 metre 540-200.

The order was placed through Scot JCB and all the machines feature JCB Livelink.

Graham Ogilvie, MD at Morris Leslie Plant Hire said, “As the construction market continues to develop, Morris Leslie is experiencing excellent company growth. These JCB Loadalls ensure our customers get the best of all worlds – high performing machines with excellent telematic reporting and a great nationwide dealer support network. The sales, service and advice from Scot JCB has also been second to none.”

Yvette Henshall-Bell, JCB’s group MD global key accounts, added, “Morris Leslie is one of the fastest and largest growing companies in the plant hire industry and we are delighted that they have chosen the JCB Loadall, the world’s number one telehandler, to further expand their fleet.”

Morris Leslie Plant Hire is part of the Morris Leslie Group, which was established 45 years ago in Perthshire. The business has more than 5,000 machines. Founder and executive chairman Morris Leslie said “We are delighted to have placed an order of this magnitude with JCB as our relationship continues to grow in line with the expansion of our business.”