UK-based rental company Lambert Plant Hire has invested in 40 new JCB Loadall telescopic handlers in a deal with £2 million (€2.6 million).

JCB said the deal was for JCB Loadall models ranging from 6m to 17m, including the 6m JCB 525-60 Hi-Viz models.

The new machines follow 28 further JCB Loadalls delivered to Mervyn Lambert last year, taking the total value of JCB equipment purchased in the last 12 months to nearly £3.5 million (€4.5 million).

Supplied by dealer Watling JCB they join over 200 existing JCB Loadalls and backhoe loaders in the Mervyn Lambert fleet.

Mervyn Lambert Plant Hire director James Lambert said, “We continue to choose JCB Loadalls for the quality of the all-round package. We have a strong relationship with our dealer, they are good value and there is a high preference for JCB machines among our customers thanks to its strong brand appeal.

“The 6m machines are in high demand across various applications from farming to confined construction sites. The new JCB 525-60 HiViz models fit the bill and are proving very popular for their ability in tight spaces.”

The news comes as JCB celebrates the production of its 200000th Loadall - a machine which was first launched in 1977.

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