Hamilton hire specialist makes milestone excavator purchase

Colin Fraser (MD, Fraser Tool Hire) and Billy Thomas of Scot JCB

HAMILTON-based plant hire specialist Fraser Tool Hire has taken delivery of its 200th JCB excavator.

The machine – an 86C-2 midi excavator – joins more than 150 JCB excavators in the company’s fleet.

Boasting models ranging from micro excavators to 10-tonne midi excavators, Fraser Tool Hire has invested over £8 million in JCB excavators since being founded in 1983, all supplied by Scot JCB.

Colin Fraser, MD of Fraser Tool Hire, explained, “Fraser Tool Hire would not be in business today if we did not have the solid customer base we have. Providing the right equipment at the right price, in the right condition, maintains repeat business. With our extensive fleet of JCB machines, along with the sterling back-up from Scot JCB, we can provide the service our customers expect.

“With JCB being a household name and industry accepted, given the diverse range, we have the confidence to purchase, knowing our customers will be satisfied and happy with what we deliver to site.”

JCB’s 8-10 tonne midi excavator models have been updated to meet the forthcoming EU Stage V emissions regulations.

The Dash-2 machines, including the 86C-2 model, are said to benefit from a host of improvements. Key features include: a Stage V-compliant JCB By Kohler diesel engine; new electro proportional control joysticks; programmable high and low flow hydraulics; and improved front windscreen visibility.

JCB said power outputs are unchanged and engine auto-stop and a one-touch idle feature have been added as standard to reduce fuel consumption and cut emissions.