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Ambrose adds 100 JCBs

5 Dec 12 Ambrose Plant Hire has bought 100 new JCB machines to help it get major housebuilding contracts.

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.

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