A-Plant supplies JCB telehandlers to UK housebuilder

By Joe Malone13 December 2016

A-Plant has supplied telehandlers to UK housebuilder Keepmoat Homes for four of its projects in Yorkshire, UK.

The rental company, owned by Ashtead Group, supplied JCB telehandlers, which meet EU Stage IIIB/US Tier 4 Final emissions regulations, and claim up to 10% reduced fuel consumption, compared to its predecessor models.

A-Plant said its telehandlers were also equipped with the latest telematics technology, meaning Keepmoat were able to monitor its machine usage, while automated alerts reported any exceeding speed limits, or suspicious movements.

Andy Sanderson, construction director, Keepmoat, said, “A-Plant has supplied Keepmoat Homes with four brand new 14m telehandlers, each with ten tipping skips and a sweeper/collector attachment.

“Not only has the equipment from A-Plant been top of the range but the overall service has been first class. We’ve received monthly KPI data packs that concisely show machine productivity, CO₂ emissions and fuel efficiency.”

He added that the machines were automatically monitored for their next service and, once approaching, A-Plant contacted the company to find a convenient time to attend its site to service them.

Meanwhile, Tom Welland, national account manager, A-Plant, said, “We’ve supported Keepmoat with these machines on a six-month trial, which has proved really successful.

“The JCB Telehandlers are absolutely ideal for working on housing sites – they are in constant use and their great fuel efficiency gives significant savings.”

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