UK rental company ABBA Plant Hire has invested in a new 10 tonne JCB midi excavator, the 100C-1 model.

The 100C-1 is based on the frame of the 8.6 tonne 86C-1 midi machine, but with a more powerful engine, larger dig end and increased hydraulic capacity to boost performance.

It shares the new JCB midi appearance, along with a revised H-design undercarriage and a powerful JCB Diesel by Kohler Stage 3B (Tier 4 Final) engine.

The ABBA Plant Hire fleet includes JCB excavators from 1 to 46 tonnes, 3CX backhoe loaders, wheeled loaders, skid steer loaders and JCB Loadall telescopic handlers from 4m to 17m.

ABBA plant hire manager Nick Howe said, “We see the 10-tonne JCB midi excavator as a machine with great potential. It is a unique size of machine with good power - while the lower operating weight means less damage to the ground surface.

“The machine is proving versatile – able to load our eight-wheel tippers – as well as traditional midi tasks on site. It brings the proven JCB quality to a new weight class that is easy to transport, comfortable for operators but brings power to confined sites. The machine is also backed by the consistently good service we get from our dealer TC Harrison JCB.”

ABBA Plant Hire is part of the JMH Group of construction related companies which also includes: John Martin-Hoyes Limited, Building and Civil Engineering Contractors, JMH Directional Drilling Ltd, APH Cranes and Powered Access and Trucklinc - specialist provider of HGV Tractor Units.

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