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Ten more JCB 525-60 C tele­han­dlers are added to the All­cott Hire fleet

Farms & Farm Machinery - - Plant & Equipment -

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.

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