Jarvie Plant Group, based in Grangemouth, has bought the new JCBs to support the expansion of its core plant fleet and growing depot network. It opened a new site in Dundee last year is opening another in Aberdeen this summer.
Supplied by dealer Scot JCB, the order includes: 3CX backhoe loaders, 2CX Streetmaster backhoe loaders, JS130 tracked excavators, 540-170 Loadalls, 535-95 Loadalls and JCB’s new series of 8-tonne midi excavators including 85Z-1 and 86C-1 models.
Jarvie business development director David Jarvie said: “We use JCB for a wide variety of equipment. There is excellent availability of JCB machines in Scotland which is not always the case with its competitors – so we can generally order machines as demand dictates.
“The extensive dealer network also ensures a rapid response and the back-up support is second to none – even in the remote areas in which some of our machines operate.
“JCB excavators are extremely strong and durable with the 86C-1 already our most popular machine. The new 8-tonne models have a larger digging area and greater capacity plus the new styling is very strong. Following requests from several customers we also have now added several JS220 models with dual flow hydraulics – enabling greater attachment utilisation including rotating grabs for demolition.”
Jarvie Plant Group has more than 1,000 machines in its hire fleet, with sites at Cowdenbeath, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Irvine and Paisley as well as, Grangemouth, Dundee and Aberdeen.