Speedy Hire, one of the UK's leading equipment hire companies, is launching a ground-breaking new business venture with a fleet of 125 JCB compact excavators.
The Merseyside-based company has bought the JCB mini and micro excavators as well as hammer attachments as it expands into construction equipment rental.
Initially, 25 of Speedy Hire's 300-plus nationwide depots will offer the new machines.
JCB won the contract despite stiff competition.
Philip Prince, Speedy Hire's group head of marketing, said: "This expansion is really for customer convenience and to enforce our leading position in this market.
"In choosing JCB we evaluated their machines against others on the market."