GAP continues to update fleet with delivery of new JCB midi-excavators

GAP Hire Solutions has recently updated their fleet with the procurement of the latest line of JCB 8 tonne midi-excavators.

The JCB 86-C1 is one of the world’s most powerful excavators, promising high-performance and productivity. It boasts a Kohler common rail Stage IIIB engine, with DOC, turbocharger and intercooler. Engine power is increased to 48kW at just 2200rpm, with 300Nm of torque.

The machine comes with innovative hydraulics, including a premium closed centre pump and valve which improves flow sharing for smooth, precise and balanced operation during multifunctioning. A new dozer profile and angle provides high performance whilst being easy to clean and offering low soil retention. The new excavator model offers safety for operators, machinery and by-standers alike with complete command of the hydraulics allowing optimum control. Additional benefits include a more spacious cab offering comforts such as heating, air con and a demister.

The new JCB 86-C1 model replaces the previous 8085 machine and offers GAP customers the most advanced, up-to-date machinery available. This is part of a strategy by GAP to invest in market-leading technology, with over 50% of turnover devoted to purchasing new products annually. The existing JCB 8085 model will still be available from GAP for a limited time.

Procurement Manager Ken Stewart commented:

The JCB 86-C1 midi-excavator is one of the newest on the market and will offer our customers premium solutions for their site. We will continue to invest in the best products for all eight of our divisions with the aim of achieving our vision of being the UK’s most innovative hire solutions provider.