Ayrshire plant firm completes landmark machine purchase

AN Ayrshire-based plant hire business has snapped up the first Stage V JCB 150X tracked excavator with triple-articulated boom sold anywhere in the UK.

Tom Grant Plant bought the 150X HD TAB excavator, which has been fitted with a Kinshofer Nox TRF14 tiltrotator for enhanced productivity and versatility across a range of jobs.

Supplied by Scot JCB, the machine boasts a 4.8-litre JCB DieselMax 448 engine, delivering the same 81kW (108hp) power output, but with 516Nm of torque – a rise of 135Nm from the previous model.

Owner Tom Grant said, “We had a JCB 150X HD on demonstration, and the operator and I were both very impressed with its performance. The extra stability and digging capability that comes with this big and powerful machine is second to none.

“We’re always looking to offer our customers something extra in order to help them work as safely and efficiently as possible and the 150X HD with the TAB front end and Kinshofer Nox tiltrotator is a great combination.”