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Rocket Rentals invests £1.5m in JCBs

27 Nov 15 Gloucestershire plant hire firm Rocket Rentals has bought 30 new JCB machines.

Loadall 525-60 Hi-Viz telehandler
Loadall 525-60 Hi-Viz telehandler

The order, worth more than £1.5m, includes four of JCB’s new six-metre Loadall 525-60 Hi-Viz telehandler. Other new additions to its fleet include the JS220 and JS130 tracked excavators, the 86C-1 midi excavators and 535-95 Loadall telehandlers. It has also bought the six-tonne Terex-made dumper that JCB now offers.

Rocket Rentals managing director Simon Tomblin said the fact that JCB machines do not have diesel particulate filters was a particular selling point. “No regeneration, no refurbishments and no replacement DPFs saves us money and saves downtime for our customers,” he said. “JCB achieving emissions compliance without a DPF on many of its machines is therefore a significant driver for us.”

He added: “We are also very impressed with the brand new 525-60 telehandler as its compact dimensions are extremely useful and the visibility is excellent – which is a real bonus on increasingly confined sites. The site dumpers are also a great addition to the fleet, bringing JCB quality and backup to a new product offering. The support from [dealer] Holt JCB continues to be a crucial reason why we keep choosing JCB.

“The new 6- to 10-tonne excavators look fantastic machines, the compaction equipment specification stands out clearly from the competition on longevity and efficiency while everyone we speak to tells us the JS220 is the best machine in its class.”

Rocket Rentals also plans to add JCB generators and skid steers to its hire range.

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