JCB has secured the biggest single order for Loadall telescopic handlers ever placed by a UK customer as part of a two-year deal worth more than £75m. Ardent Hire Solutions, a leading plant hire company and the UK’s largest telehandler hirer, has invested in a fleet of 1100 Loadalls, ranging from the compact 525-60 through to the 550-80. The company is also investing in a fleet of 3CX backhoe loaders, rough terrain fork lifts and the flagship 7T Hi-Viz site dumpers. Marking the occasion were, (left to right): Watling JCB's managing director, Richard Telfer; Ardent's chief executive officer, Jeremy Fish; and JCB global major accounts MD, Yvette Henshall-Bell