JCB lands largest UK order for electric equipment

L-R: JCB UK sales manager, Darren Brookes, JCB UK sales director, Steve Smith, EMR’s regional commercial manager, Giles Mogg and Gunn JCB waste & key account manager, Mark Slaymaker

JCB has announced it has secured its largest ever UK order for electric equipment after EMR, a specialist in sustainable materials, bought 50 electric Teletruk models in a deal worth more than £3 million.

EMR recycles over eight million tonnes of metals and plastics annually – anything from an aircraft carrier to a can. The firm has purchased the fleet of JCB electric Teletruk models for handling non-ferrous metals and end-of-life vehicles, across its UK sites.

The JCB 30-19E and 35-22E electric Teletruks are part of a new generation of products from the E-TECH range. The forward reach electric forklifts feature a telescopic boom and JCB revealed they are capable of an eight-hour shift on a single charge. Their small turning circle and single side-loading capability are described as making them more productive on materials handling work, inside and outdoors.

The 35-22E boasts a maximum lift capacity of 3,500kg and maximum lift height of 4.00m. At 2.00m, lift capacity is 2,220kg. The 30-19E model has a maximum lift capacity of 3,000kg and maximum lift height of 4.00m. Lift capacity is 1,900kg at 2.00m.

Supplied by dealer Gunn JCB, the model replace an existing fleet of competitive diesel models.

Giles Mogg, EMR’s regional commercial manager, said, “We believe we have a key role to play to help protect our planet for future generations. The switch to JCB electric Teletruks is one of a number of significant steps we have taken to reduce the carbon intensity of our business, on our journey to be carbon net zero by 2040. They are fantastic, productive machines that will make a positive difference to our fleet.”