Explore Plant and Transport Solutions has invested in a fleet of more than 100 JCB machines in a deal worth in excess of £6 million.

The haulage and plant hire services specialist based in Worksop, Nottinghamshire has taken delivery of the new models which include: JCB Loadall telescopic handlers, site dumpers, generators and for the first time, JCB midi and X Series excavators. 

Explore Plant and Transport Solutions has depots across central and eastern England and supplies equipment to a range of high-profile schemes and development projects across the UK where the JCB machines, including 245XR reduced tailswing tracked excavators, have been put to work. 

Explore Plant and Transport Solutions Operations Director, Warren Wilkinson said: “Initially built on its world leading telehandlers, our JCB fleet has steadily grown through the ongoing acquisition of further equipment, all backed by the high-quality support service offered by Greenshields JCB. 

A key priority for construction sites is the effective management and efficiency of operations, making it important that all equipment supplied for hire, meets the rigorous needs of our customers. Having trialled the equipment on site, we were confident that JCB’s machinery was robust and well-built to exceed those expectations. The standout features of the X Series model in particular are power and performance.

Warren Wilkinson | Explore Plant and Transport Solutions Operations Director 

“In addition, the initial trial showed that JCB machinery offered the operator increased comfort, which is key when operating the equipment on site for sustained periods of time. 

“As we look to update our current range of plant hire assets, and expand into more sustainable alternatives for our customers, we are especially excited for the zero emissions products that JCB is developing.” 

Established in 2015, Explore is one of the fastest growing haulage and plant hire businesses in the UK offering services to a wide range of industries including construction, rail and aerospace. Its transport division combines over 50 years of expertise, and its plant hire division boasts one of the industry’s largest, most diverse and modern ranges of equipment – with over 8000 assets for hire. 

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