Review of JCB ROTO 5.5 -21 (360 slew telehandler)

Review of JCB ROTO 5.5 -21 (360 slew telehandler)

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the iconic JCB brand. It is encouraging to see them continuing to push boundaries by further expanding their range of products to meet industry need. Recently, part of the ACOP team were lucky enough to receive a VIP visit to the JCB factory courtesy of Holt JCB. During the visit we were given the opportunity to trial the new JCB ROTO 5.5 – 21. This was at their dedicated training quarry near to the JCB World Headquarters in Uttoxeter, England.   Background The ROTO is the latest in range of telescopic handlers that JCB have unveiled. As the name suggests, these have a 360 slew capability. The ROTO will offer greater lifting capacity and greater reach/height owing to a set of 4 stabilisers, which, in turn, offers a greater footprint and thus more stable base platform. These machines are aimed to satisfy the ever growing demand for ‘bigger and better’ on site. The ROTO is further complemented by a new range of attachments that include a fly-winch, box-winch and platform (only the fly-winch was available to view at the time of writing). It is evident how such machines start to blur the lines of the ‘standard’ telehandler forklift as they are increasingly being used as small cranes and access platforms on sites. JCB have a long established telehandler brand which are a staple on most UK construction sites. However, how will their new ROTO match up to the existing brands on the market?   Our thoughts Here were a list of some of the many facets of the JCB 5.5-21 that impressed us  during...
The CPCS SMART card and app… What are your thoughts?

The CPCS SMART card and app… What are your thoughts?

All CPCS operators who apply for a card from 2nd December 2019 will receive a digital card in return. This is because NOCN Jobcards have now launched the much awaited CPCS SMART cards! Here’s a list of some of the changes; New design with block colours to align with the current CSCS card design. New CPCS card number, this is bescuase the old CITB card numbers could not be transferred across to NOCN’s new system. New app, as the new cards are SMART cards! Therefore, when an individual ‘reads’ the card with their phone or tablet then they can see that the card is legitimate. This is to limit the number of fraudulent cards on site. Have you received your SMART card yet? Let us know your...
Nadolig llawen i chi i gyd / Merry Christmas one and all

Nadolig llawen i chi i gyd / Merry Christmas one and all

Dymunwn Nadolig Llawen iawn i’n holl gwsmeriaid, partneriaid, ffrindiau ac eraill! Pob bendith, llwyddiant, a hapusrwydd ar gyfer y flwyddyn newydd. We would like to wish a very Merry Christmas to all of our customers, partners, friends, and others! Wishing you every success and happiness for the new...
New JCB Telehandler is the business!

New JCB Telehandler is the business!

ACOP Group are proud new owners of a JCB 535 125 HiViz Telescopic Handler supplied by Holt JCB — and available for you now if you enrol on our telehandler course. Since taking delivery last month, we have had large cohort of trainees successfully achieving this CPCS category. All of the trainees been impressed by the latest control functions and amazing visibility it offers. The new Loadall offers impressive reach and height capabilities to complement a whooping 3500kg lift capacity. As a customer of ACOP Group we guarantee you quality training complemented by the latest plant machinery. If you’d like to discover what the buzz is about in relation to ACOP Group, then please get in...
Industry needs skilled workers for lifting operations. Upskill now with ACOP

Industry needs skilled workers for lifting operations. Upskill now with ACOP

Over the last 12 months we’ve seen a rapid rise in popularity of our CPCS courses and specifically within lifting operations. This has been fuelled by the increased demand for qualified: slinger/signallers crane supervisors appointed persons (lift planners) crane operators within the industry. Our courses are carefully crafted to ensure you receive the best value from our excellent facilities and experienced instructors. A course with us will land you in good stead for gainful employment within the construction sector. If you think you could have potential in this area and would like to upskill, then contact ACOP...
JCB140X: Trialling new plant machinery for training

JCB140X: Trialling new plant machinery for training

Our team were all extremely impressed by the 140X we had on demo from Holt JCB last week. We thought the cab layout was carefully crafted and intuitive – with nice modern touches (i.e. Bluetooth and ab LCD touch-screen), and also couldn’t believe how quiet and comfortable the cab was whilst operating. The JCB140X had a bold modern look and we were particularly impressed with excellent lighting and visibility (particularly at the rear of the machine). We believe the X series to be a game changer for JCB and look forward to placing an order once they have released the 130/131 model. At ACOP Group we have a strong relationship with local plant dealers and we are regularly updating our fleet of plant to ensure you as a trainee have access to modern...