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Ten more JCB 525-60 C telehandlers are added to the Allcott Hire fleet
Customer requests have led Allcott Hire to add another 10 JCB 525-60 C telehandlers to its expanding fleet.
The telescopic handler’s popularity stems from the fact that its 2.5-tonne size will handle most materials on a building site, Allcott Hire procurement manager Alan Edgerton says.
The company began unifying its fleet with JCB machines after finding itself with a number of different types and brands of machinery after a series of acquisitions. It now has more than 100 JCB units.
Over 95 per cent of Allcott Hire’s clients around Australia are from the building and construction industries, with most projects being residential apartment and commercial buildings.
JCB Construction Equipment Australia (JCB CEA) says the 52560 C telehandler offers a suite of safety-enhancing features, including excellent visibility to the right-hand wheel, a known blind spot on traditional telehandlers due to the low positioning of the boom-pivot point.
It also has a low-level sloping bonnet which again boosts visibility, along with cab-mounted front and rear work lights and optional boom-mounted ones.
“In addition to meeting strict safety requirements, the machine is also comfortable and easy to use,” JCB CEA says.
“It has a spacious cab with a wide-access door, under-seat storage, tinted glass to block sun glare, and a 7-speed fan. For ease-of-use, the control switches have been carefully laid out and backlit.”
Edgerton says the telehandler is trouble-free and low maintenance, which is a necessity in the hire industry where machines need to be easily serviced and back out the door.
Another key factor for a hire company, he adds, is its versatile design, durability and strength which enable it to work on a number of different kinds of sites.
“From the comments, customers seem very satisfied with the machine,” Edgerton says.