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Scottish plant hirer goes back to school with help from JCB

A Scottish plant hirer has invested in a fleet of seven new JCB excavators. The machines have been purchased by Falkirk-based Lomond Plant Hire and include three 8045 mini excavators, two 8025 mini excavators and two 13-tonne JS130 models. One JS130 model is working on a drainage and groundwork project as part of the development work at Errol Primary School in Perthshire and one of the 8045's is carrying out the excavation of a pond on in the new eco-garden at Oxgangs Primary School in Grangemouth.

Founded in 1988 Lomond plant Hire employs over 100 people and provides general plant hire services – both operated and self-drive – to the construction industry. Customers include local authorities and major contractors and Lomond offers both short term rentals and long term supply agreements. Predominantly made up of 1-20 tonne JCB tracked excavators and associated attachments, the Lomond fleet also includes JCB Telehandlers and backhoe loaders along with site dumpers.

Fundamental to the success of its business has been the provision of high quality equipment, a pool of experienced and fully trained operators, and excellent service - including 24-hour call out for service engineers.

Lomond Plant Hire Joint Managing Director, Ross Easton said: “What sets our business apart from the competition is the high level of service we offer. The unrivalled support and the cost and availability of parts from our dealer Scot JCB enable us to deliver it. We see them as an integral part of our business. The schools projects have proved interesting ones on which the new excavators can begin their work for us.”