Power Deal For Greenshields JCB

By Ian Cameron10 October 2018

Mather + Stuart Power Solutions, the UK-based power generation division of equipment rental firm A-Plant, has placed an order with Greenshields JCB for 124 rental specification generators, to meet the demands of its rapid fleet expansion.

In a deal worth £4.5 million, the company will take JCB G150RS models, the G200RS and the G250RS. The deal also includes the larger G300RS and the G500RS model. All of the Stage 3-compliant models are John Deere-powered apart from the G500RS which has a Volvo unit.

The order is part of an on-going, long-term supply partnership between the two companies, providing a wide range of power outputs in line with Mather + Stuart’s growth plans.

Gary Orton, director of Mather + Stuart said: “Following our acquisition by A-Plant in 2016, we have experienced a period of rapid growth, opening nine new service centres and tripling the size of our fleet from 650 generators in January 2016, to over 2,000 in August 2018.

“To support our expansion plans and keep up with customer demand, it is vital that we continually update our fleet. JCB’s extensive range, including the larger rental outputs, provides us with the ideal solution to fit many of our customer requirements.”

All of the generators are from JCB Power Products’ rental-specific RS series. They are equipped with bund alarms and DSE 8610 synchronising control panels. All of the RS series generators come as standard with the JCB LiveLink for Power telematics system, providing a total fleet management solution for the rental company. The system monitors fuel use, operating times, coolant temperatures, light loading, phase imbalance and many other operating parameters, allowing fleet and depot managers to maximise utilisation and availability.

The deal is part of an on-going relationship between JCB and A-Plant which ordered more than £55 million of machinery from the manufacturer last year. Over the past three years, the company has placed more than £140 million of orders with JCB.

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