JCB secures largest rotating telehandler deal to date

JCB has received its largest order so far for its new range of rotating telehandlers.

Plant hirer Charles Wilson Engineers (CW Plant) has ordered 25 machines including the 21-metre 555-210R and 26-metre 555-260R in a deal worth more than £5 million.

The models are powered by JCB’s Stage V Dieselmax engines, and feature Auto Engine Idle and Auto Engine Stop features as standard. Described as featuring a ‘robust’ boom construction and ‘familiar’ vertically-integrated driveline components, JCB said it has focused on ‘maximising reliability, productivity, safety and ease of use’.

Steve Fox, JCB MD of global major accounts, said, “We are delighted to be sole supplier of rotating telehandlers to CW Plant. To secure such a significant contract with a leading player in the market, strengthens our longstanding partnership and is a fantastic endorsement of these new additions to our range.

“The sector is changing and with customers demanding even more versatile, higher reach machines with the capability of operating in confined spaces, it was a natural progression for JCB to add these rotating telehandler models to our world number one Loadall telescopic handler range.”

CW Plant director Graham Pollard added, “Charles Wilson Engineers is committed to owning the best fleet of equipment in the industry. We chose JCB for the renowned product quality and service back up. The rotating telehandler market is a growing one and we want to be at the forefront of that by building the number one fleet in the UK.”