JCB Launches Mobile Hydrogen Refueller
Based in Telford, Shropshire, Fenton Plant Machinery have used plant machinery for sale.
JCB has announced another industry first – a mobile hydrogen refueller, providing a quick and easy way for customers to refuel their machines on site. Around 97 per cent of construction machines have fuel delivered to them while working on site. This means customers are already used to a transportable fuel, allowing refuelling to take place in a matter of minutes.
JCB Chairman Lord Bamford, who is leading JCB’s hydrogen project, said: “Since we became the first construction equipment company to unveil machines powered by hydrogen, many have asked how they can be refuelled.
“Well today we have an answer with our new mobile hydrogen refuelling system, which allows hydrogen to be taken from on-site tube trailers and distributed to machines by our refueller as they work on the job site. This is no different to today when diesel is taken in bowsers to refuel machines.
“Fossil fuels are not the future and hydrogen is the practical solution to powering our machines in the decades to come. Our British engineers are doing a fantastic job in developing this technology and there are many more exciting developments to come.”
A team of 100 engineers is working on the project. The first hydrogen powered machine to be unveiled was a JCB backhoe loader followed, a year ago, by a Loadall telescopic handler. The technology went on to be shown in the Green Zone at COP26 in Glasgow as world leaders debated measures to drastically reduce greenhouse emissions.
Fenton Plant Machinery are watching this development with great interest as JCB form a large proportion of the used machinery that we sell. We may have a hydrogen powered JCB in our forecourt in the future, so keep looking on our website.
At Fenton Plant Machinery we pride ourselves on supplying construction equipment to a wide range of customers, from our base in Telford. From construction contractors, to small independent builders, to the general public, we have whatever machine you need to get the job done. Over the years we have built up a worldwide customer base, selling not just within the UK, but also abroad, having exported used construction machinery to countries in Europe, such as Germany, Iceland, France and the Netherlands. We’ve also exported quality machines to countries further afield, such as Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania and Ghana.
As well as this, for any UK customers looking for finance for their used machine, we are pleased to offer an in-house finance service. Please contact for further details.
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