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May 12, 2023

JCB lands electric

United Kingdom-based construction and material handling equipment maker J. C.

United Kingdom-based construction and material handling equipment maker J. C. Bamford Excavators Ltd. (JCB) has been selected by global metals recycler EMR Ltd. to supply 50 electric-powered Teletruk forklifts.

JCB and EMR say the order is the biggest such order ever made in the U.K. with a contract worth more than $3.7 million.

According to a new release, U.K.-based EMR, which also has metals recycling and shredding operations in the United States, recycles more than 8 million metric tons of metals and plastics each year.

EMR has purchased the fleet of JCB electric Teletruk models for handling nonferrous metals and end-of-life vehicles at several of its U.K. scrap facilities. The battery-powered lift trucks will be supplied by Altrincham, U.K.-based dealer Gunn JCB and will replace an existing fleet of diesel models.

"We believe we have a key role to play to help protect our planet for future generations," EMR Regional Commercial Manager Giles Mogg says. "The switch to JCB electric Teletruks is one of a number of significant steps we have taken to reduce the carbon intensity of our business, on our journey to be carbon net zero by 2040. They are fantastic, productive machines that will make a positive difference to our fleet."

JCB says its 30-19E and 35-22E electric Teletruks are part of a new generation of products from the JCB E-TECH range of equipment designed to deliver zero emissions at point of use "without compromising performance."

The forward-reach electric forklifts feature a telescopic boom and are capable of operating for an eight-hour shift on a single charge, the firm says.

The lift trucks also feature a small turning circle and single side-loading capability suited for materials handling work both indoors and outdoors. The 35-22E has a maximum lift capacity of 3,500 kilograms (7,715 pounds) while the 30-19E model can lift 3,000 kilograms (6,610 pounds).