A-Plant division signs JCB generator order

By Joe Malone10 October 2018

Mather + Stuart Power Solutions has secured a £4.5 million (€5.15 million) deal for 124 rental specification generators from JCB.

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The rental division is part of A-Plant, and the generator models include the G150RS, G200RS, G250RS, G300RS and G500RS.

The order is part of an on-going, long-term supply partnership between the two companies, providing a wide range of power outputs in line with Mather + Stuart’s dynamic growth plans.

Gary Orton, director of Mather + Stuart, said, “Following our acquisition by A-Plant in 2016, we have experienced a period of rapid growth, opening nine new service centres and tripling the size of our fleet from 650 generators in January 2016, to over 2,000 in August 2018.

“To support our expansion plans and keep up with customer demand, it is vital that we continually update our fleet. JCB’s extensive range, including the larger rental outputs, provides us with the ideal solution to fit many of our customer requirements.”

All of the generators are from JCB Power Products’ rental-specific RS series. They are powered by efficient, reliable Stage IIIA diesel engines and equipped with bund alarms and DSE 8610 synchronising control panels.

The generators come as standard with the JCB LiveLink for Power telematics system, said to provide a total fleet management solution for the rental company. The system monitors fuel use, operating times, coolant temperatures, light loading, phase imbalance and many other operating parameters, allowing fleet and depot managers to maximise utilisation and availability.

Tom Greenshields, of Greenshields JCB, added, “This marks our third year of supplying generators to Mather + Stuart, which has gone from strength to strength. We are happy to be part of its plans to bring innovative solutions to the power hire market.”

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