Electric digger deal ramps up hirer’s plans for sustainable solutions

JCB has revealed details of its largest fleet deal to date for its new electric mini excavator.

A-Plant has invested more than £350,000 in ten 19C-1E machines, which went into full production just weeks ago.

Described as being five times quieter than its diesel counterpart, the model has been tipped to benefit projects inside buildings and in emissions and noise-sensitive areas.

Yvette Henshall-Bell, JCB’s group MD for global major accounts said, “JCB’s electric mini excavator is taking the industry by storm and we are delighted that A-Plant is leading the way by placing the largest order to date for this innovative product.”

Dave Harris, business development director for A-Plant added, “Each year we invest millions of pounds in new innovative products to ensure that our customers hire the most reliable, safe and environmentally friendly equipment available and we are excited to be taking the lead on electrification with our new fleet of electric JCB excavators. Offering all of the performance of a conventional excavator, but with added eco-friendly credentials, we’re sure the new fleet will be extremely popular with customers.”

“Over the past year, we have witnessed significant customer demand for sustainable construction equipment and have made this a key focus of the company’s investment strategy. This year we have invested over £4million low or zero carbon equipment and are proud to be able to deliver the latest, sustainable options to customers.”