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Hewden invest in JCB compact equipment

JCB compact equipment

National hirer orders 50 skid-steers and compact tracked loaders in £2.5 million deal

JCB have received an order for 50 skid-steer and compact tracked loaders from national equipment and crane hire firm Hewden in a deal worth £2.5 million.

The deal for JCB 155 and 205T tracked models was secured thanks to the health and safety benefits of the ‘Power Boom’ design of JCB’s skid-steer range, which allows operators to enter the cab of the machine through a large side door rather than climbing over potentially dangerous attachments at the front.


The loaders have been supplied through Gunn JCB in a deal that also includes a wide range of JCB attachments which will make the machines some of the most versatile in the Hewden fleet.

Hewden’s chief executive officer, Adrian Murphy, said the order was the latest in a significant round of investments for Hewden.

‘We believe in having the latest and newest technology to meet our clients’ exacting demands, and we were impressed with the design of JCB’s skid-steer and compact tracked loader range, and the health and safety benefits it offers,’ he commented.

‘Having a side-door entry point is just common sense and sets the standard for the industry. Beyond that is the versatility of the equipment: it enables our hire customers to deploy the equipment in a range of challenging environments.

‘This, together with our recent investment in our crane and lifting fleet, shows we are at the forefront of providing the latest innovative machinery for customers.’

JCB’s chief executive officer, Graeme Macdonald, said: ‘This order is very significant for JCB and we are delighted that such a major hirer as Hewden recognizes the unique health and safety benefits of the JCB skid-steer range.’


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