After four long years ScotPlant returned this weekend to the Royal Highland Centre at Ingliston. The two day event showcased the biggest and best in construction machinery and gave us the first opportunity since covid to meet with our customers in a show setting.
The Scot JCB stand (E11) had more than 30 JCB machines on display as well as our usual hospitality in the marquee. It was the first outing for our JCB 555-260 26m rotating telehandler which will be available for demo now, we also had Fraser Tool Hire’s 100th loadall on the stand, Border Council’s Pothole Pro, and the full range of electric machinery available from JCB and much more.
We also had an operator challenge this year which not only gave our customers the chance to try out the 19C-1E electric mini digger but also gave them the chance to win a JCB factory tour. There was a huge amount of interest in our challenge and our winner was Euan in 18seconds. Well done Euan we hope you enjoy the tour.
Also, on the stand we had two rather special machines raising money for two very special causes. Lomond’s Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity 3CX was on display with its’ eye-catching purple design. Tom Grant Plant’s brand new 245XR stole the show though, the 24-tonne machine was repainted bright pink at our Scot JCB head office in Glasgow. Scot JCB and Tom Grant Plant have teamed up to support Breast Cancer Now and his new machine certainly caught the attention of everyone passing the stand. You can donate to Tom’s justgiving page here.
Iain Bryant Join MD said “It was great to be back at ScotPlant this year, we have had a very successful weekend with more enquiries and sales than ever before. There was a real positive atmosphere at the event especially considering the supply issues faced in the industry at the moment. We can’t wait to be back in 2024.”
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See you in 2024!