JCB’s smallest ever Loadall telescopic handler is making a big impact on a series of housebuilding projects on the doorstep of the factory where it was built.
Abbott Property Developments Ltd – based in Leek, just 15 miles from JCB’s World Headquarters in Rocester - builds commercial and residential properties across Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire.
It is already putting the brand new JCB 514-40 Loadall telescopic handler through its paces. The first role for the small but mighty machine was to lift 10,000 tiles and roofing materials on to the loading platform at a new build property in The Rookery, near Kidsgrove, Staffordshire. The 514-40’s next assignment is to transport building materials to another local renovation project which conventional grab lorries are too big to access.
Abbott Property Developments Ltd’s Managing Director, Julian Abbott said: “We buy JCB Loadall telescopic handlers because they are the best on the market and this new 514-40 model continues that tradition. We purchased the JCB 514-40 because it is so compact, and we can tow it between sites. It is performing brilliantly so far. The operators find it really easy to use so we are really pleased with the machine.”
Supplied by dealer Midlands JCB, the JCB 514-40 – JCB’s latest and smallest ever Loadall - offers greater manoeuvrability enabling work on the smallest sites and is the most compact and towable telehandler available. It boasts the largest cab in its class, an extra 200mm wider than its competitors, meaning there is no compromise on cab comfort or safety.
Established in 2004, Abbott Property Developments Ltd is one of Staffordshire’s premier building firms offering the full range of building services from simple alterations, to building bespoke prestige homes and commercial buildings.