They join 80 that are already in Jewson yards to create the largest fleet of JCB Vibromax compaction equipment in the world, according to JCB.
It takes the total number of JCB machines owned by Jewson Tool Hire to more than 500 following several huge orders for JCB mini and micro excavators since the partnership was established in 2007. All of the machines are available to trade and domestic customers from its 250 nationwide branches.
Jewson first entered the micro excavator market in 1995 and has had a partnership with JCB since 2004 when the company purchased 70 JCB micros. Last year it place d a £5.5m order with JCB for more than 450 machines, including 53 of the VMT160-80 vibratory tandem rollers.
Jewson Tool Hire director Richard Pedersen said: “We are extremely proud to have built up the largest fleet of JCB Vibromax rollers in the world and it is a clear reflection of both our rapid growth as a business and the popularity of themodels themselves.
“Our customers recognise the JCB brand and love the fact they can now get rollers at Jewson – often hiring them alongside a JCB excavator and Thwaites dumper as a complete package for surfacing jobs. For a relatively new machine to our fleet we are extremely happy and impressed with the performance and utilisation figures.
“There were a number of reasons we chose JCB including reliability, a proven track record, competitive pricing and a strong after sales service from our dealer Gunn JCB with whom we have an excellent relationship.”
Powered by a 17kW (23HP) three-cylinder water-cooled engine, the VMT160-80 tandem vibratory rollers have a 45-litre diesel tank, which is almost twice the size of competitive models, enabling the machines to work continuously for longer.