The Preston-based hirer has bought 75 Loadall telescopic handlers and 25 excavators. The deal includes Loadalls from across the JCB line-up and excavators ranging from the 1.5-tonne JCB 8014 mini excavator through to the 13-tonne JS130 tracked machines.
Ambrose Plant Hire managing director Richard Sykes said: “We have an extremely positive and longstanding relationship with our dealer Gunn JCB going back over 20 years and the overall package offered was outstanding – exceeding what was available elsewhere.
“Increasingly, the customers we work with – particularly the major house builders – now look for hirers to provide more than just basic machines. With demanding service level agreements it is essentially a fleet-management and total support solution that is required.”
Across its four depots, Ambrose operates a fleet of approximately 750 machines, of which nearly a third is JCB. The fleet includes 270 telehandlers, 170 excavators up to 13 tonnes, 170 dumpers, 85 ride-on rollers and a range of other specialist site equipment.
Ambrose has invested £3.7m in new plant this year.