Collett Plant Hire Limited has bought four new JCB tracked excavator models to signal a rapid expansion for the Newark-based firm.
Established in 2015, with just one machine bought through the ‘JCB Your Own Boss’ scheme, entrepreneur Richard Collett has grown the business month-on-month and now operates a fleet of eight JCB machines.
The new additions – JS220, JZ140 tracked excavators and JS145 and JS130 models both fitted with Engcon tiltrotators – join two JCB 3CX backhoe loaders, a JCB VMT260-120 tandem vibratory roller and an 8018 mini excavator in the Collett fleet.
All the machines are available with or without operators across the East Midlands and the company has already secured work from leading contractors in the region, Nottinghamshire County Council and Oxford Archaeology.
Owner Richard Collett said: “I originally chose JCB for the phenomenal package of support they put together to enable me to get started – and the quality, British manufacture of the machines themselves. Everything since has reinforced that decision. The performance is excellent and new JCB equipment is always popular with customers and operators on site.
“The JS220 has been a fantastic purchase. It’s a brilliant piece of kit which is easy to operate and the control for precision work is excellent. I’ve also been very impressed with the fuel economy and the service from my dealer TC Harrison JCB is first class. I’m now extremely excited to get to work with the other new excavators. They are perfect carrier machines for the tiltrotators which help bring even greater versatility to the services I can offer customers.
“JCB Livelink is an added bonus to help with running the business efficiently. It gives great insight into the fuel usage, peace of mind about the machines’ whereabouts and reliability and enables me to accurately estimate jobs when tendering.
“I put the successful expansion of Collett Plant Hire down to hard work, a genuine effort to maximise my network and a high performance, fuel-efficient JCB fleet that is all under two years old.