UK renter in £4 million JCB order

Cobalt Plant Hire Photo: Cobalt Plant Hire

UK-based rental company Cobalt Plant Hire has placed an order worth £4 million for more than 20 JCB machines.

The order, which will be delivered by Greenshields JCB, comprises of 19 X Series excavators, including the JCB 140X and 220X, as well as JCB 85Z-2 and 86C-2 midi excavators and six and nine-tonne JCB site dumpers.

Cobalt Plant Hire joint managing director, Barry Verrent, said, “The service has been really good and we really like the X Series. It’s a powerful excavator.

“Operator comfort is a big thing for us and so the comfort levels in the cab stand out. As long as the operator is happy, we’re happy. The customer feedback has been very good. Even those customers who previously used competitor machines are now converts to the X Series.

“The team at Greenshields JCB has been very supportive of us – from the very early days of Cobalt when we were starting out with nothing.

“JCB was the one manufacturer and dealer combination that backed us, fighting to secure finance for us too. They’ve been behind us all the way and are a big part of why we’ve stuck with JCB.”

Founded in 2022 by Barry Verrent and Mick Lippard, Cobalt Plant Hire operates a fleet of more than 190 machines, including telehandlers in the 6m range, tandem rollers, excavators in the 1 to 22 range, dumpers as well as a range of attachments.

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