Gordon Bow Plant Hire Invests in £1 Million JCB Fleet Deal

Gordon Bow JCB

Scottish plant hirer, Gordon Bow, has invested in a fleet of JCB machines worth more than £1 million.

Purchased by Broxburn, West Lothian-based Gordon Bow Plant Hire Ltd, the order includes JCB 220X and 140X tracked excavators and JCB Loadalls including the flagship, 20-metre, 540-200 model. The latest arrivals join an impressive fleet which already includes over 60 JCB machines.

Supplied by dealer Scot JCB, the machines will be put to work on new housebuilding, infrastructure, forestry and agricultural projects across Scotland for a range of major customers which Gordon Bow Plant Hire serves on a self-drive or operated basis.


“We chose JCB for this order as we have a long history over the years with the products that it manufactures and thanks to the support and back-up that our dealer Scot JCB provides throughout Scotland. We have identified that they are the machines that work best for our business and customers alike.”

Jason Taylor, Plant Manager
Gordon Bow

The JCB 220X, 20-tonne tracked excavator model, is designed to provide maximum operator comfort, durability and reliability in operation The 540-200 Loadall is JCB’s largest construction telescopic handler and features a 5-piece boom giving 20m reach height and boasts the JCB hallmarks of unrivalled productivity, efficiency, safety and serviceability as standard.

Gordon Bow Plant Hire was established in 1982 by Gordon Bow and remains a family-run business, with Gordon’s son Graham now at the helm and driving the business forwards as one of the largest independent plant hire companies in Scotland. 

Its extensive fleet of plant and equipment for hire includes tracked and wheeled excavators, JCB Hydradigs, telehandlers and backhoe loaders, dumpers and rollers, plus a wide range of attachments all supplied in line with the latest standards.

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