Bahrain's AHCC to buy two more JCB 540-200 units
After acquiring its first JCB 540-200 at the end of 2014, Bahrain-based contractor, Al Hedaya Contracting Co (AHCC), has revealed plans to purchase two more of the British manufacturer’s largest Loadalls during the next two months
Bahrain’s Al Hedaya Contracting Co (AHCC) has revealed its intention to purchase two JCB 540-200 Loadalls within the next two months.
The news comes just three months after the contractor acquired its first 540-200 from JCB’s authorised Bahraini dealer, Gulf Equipment & Technology (GET).
AHCC claims that its 540-200 – the largest machine in JCB’s telehandler range – has replaced a number of mobile cranes that it was previously renting.
“We work on high-rise buildings, and it can be difficult to use mobile cranes to lift materials above 15m to higher storeys,” explained AHCC’s director, Syed Jawad S Hashim Alawi.
“Before we purchased our first JCB 540-200 Loadall, we were renting mobile cranes manufactured by other companies. We no longer need to do this,” he added.
The JCB 540-200 Loadall boasts a five-piece boom with a 20m reach. Alawi told PMV that he has been so impressed by the machine that he plans to purchase two more during the next two months.
“The Loadall has performed so well that we’re going to buy two more,” he revealed.
“We have other projects on the horizon, so I’m going to need at least two more. I think that they will both be 540-200 models. The JCB unit performs better than our other machines; we have made comparisons. I won’t mention any brands by name, but the 540-200 definitely performs favourably,” commented Alawi.
“AHCC has purchased smaller Loadalls from JCB in the past; 17m Loadalls,” explained Rajbir Sandhu, district sales manager for JCB in the Middle East.
“However, for his latest applications, he required a longer reach. The mobile cranes that he was renting simply couldn’t transport his building materials high enough. They were also proving more costly.
“When I last saw him, he told me that JCB had saved him a lot of money,” he concluded.