Lighthouse Club Christmas Ball

Big or small, wide or tall, your donation will help towards the ball

This year, the Lighthouse Club North West will be hosting their annual Christmas Ball at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester on Saturday 25th November 2017.

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is the only charity that provides financial and emotional support to the construction community and their families who have suffered an injury or long-term illness or simply need a helping hand.


A raffle, auction and tombola will be taking place on the night and any prizes or donations for these are welcome.

If you would like to donate any prizes, please email natasha.goryl@gunn-jcb.co.uk.

If you would like to book a table or find out more about this ball, please email lighthousenw@gmail.com.

Thank you.


Quality, pre-owned JCB 456 Wastemaster for sale!

Basic information

  • Product group: Wheel loaders
  • Brand: JCB 456 Wastemaster
  • Year of manufacture: 2011
  • Machine Location: Manchester
  • Country: United Kingdom


  • Price excl. VAT: £45,000
  • VAT (20%): £9,000
  • Price incl. VAT: £54,000


  • Hours of use: 12145 h
  • Gross weight: 21,000 kg
  • Other information: Wastemaster High lift arms, tyres 90% good, Euro quick hitch, Prolec weigh system.

For enquiries please call Jim Rotchell, our Waste and Key Account Salesman, on 07764 922483 or email jim.rotchell@gunn-jcb.co.uk




We had 11 teams enter the 6th JCB Mud Run this year which was held near JCB’s World Headquarters in Rocester on Saturday 1st July. The 8km course consisted of more than 35 obstacles including water pits and monkey bars and one million litres of water made the course extra muddy and slippy. 3,000 people participated and overall, raised an outstanding total of £70,042!

Andy Groves’ team from our West Bromwich depot, the Hot Shots, came 19th out of 270 teams and Paul and Mike’s team from our Altrincham depot came 22nd out of 270 teams!

Well done to everyone that took part and helped raised money for the NSPCC.

We’re looking forward to the JCB Mud Run 2018!


It’s too tough to choose with these new 1-2 tonne minis!

JCB is today launching three new mini excavators engineered to meet the needs of individual industry customers.

With operating weights of 1.6-1.8 tonnes, the line-up includes the rental-specific, conventional tailswing 16C-1 and JCB’s first zero tailswing 1.7-tonne model, the all-new 18Z-1, which is designed to meet the changing requirements of mini excavator users in all industry sectors. Completing the line-up is the conventional tailswing 19C-1, ideal for contractors looking for the ultimate performance from a premium compact excavator.

Key features of the new range include:

  • 100% steel bodywork for maximum impact protection and ease of repair
  • Improved design protects all hydraulic rams and hoses
  • 10 integral tie-down points make transportation easier without damaging tracks
  • 500-hour greasing intervals reduce regular downtime
  • Swing-out counterweight provides easy access to service points
  • Separate service access door for daily checks

Robust design

The three machines share common design DNA, boasting improved durability with robust construction and ease of maintenance, to minimise downtime and to boost productivity for the customer.  They have been engineered from the ground up to deliver reduced total cost of ownership and improved ease of use.

A common undercarriage is used on all three models, with machined faces for improved fit and extended component life. Sloping track legs reduce material retention, making it easier to clean the machine between hire periods. The 16C-1 is available in both fixed and retracting undercarriages, with the retractable track frame offering widths of 980-1,330mm. A revised idler design delivers improved ride quality and reduces track stalling in loose material.

Short-pitch rubber tracks come as standard, with a steel track option available on all three models. A redesigned dozer blade comes with easy to install dozer wings. It offers increased lift height and the option of standard or longer-reach dozer arms. The long reach gives the machine additional stability and the ability to dig right up to the dozer, for improved site clearance.

There are two upperstructure designs, one for the two conventional tailswing models and a second for the all-new ZTS machine. In both cases the structure has an improved layout for easier component access. The 18Z-1 is expected to prove particularly popular in southern European markets, where customer demand continues to drive increasingly compact designs.

Sturdy tie-down points have been built into the frames of all three machines, making regular transportation easier for rental businesses and ensuring that chains and slings are not pulled across rubber tracks, causing unnecessary damage.

The machines use a next generation four-plate boom and dipper design, with three dipper arm lengths of 950mm, 1,100mm and 1,344mm available. An 1,800mm main boom with top mounted ram provides maximum protection for the hydraulic cylinder. All three minis boast competitor attachment compatibility and a hydraulic quick hitch option is available on the high-specification 19C-1. All boom and dipper pins have 500-hour greasing intervals for reduced downtime and extended pin and bush life, which means that greasing only needs to be completed as part of a regular machine service.

The 16C-1, 18Z-1 and 19C-1 are powered by a 12.2kW (16.3hp) Perkins diesel engine that is equipped to meet upcoming emissions regulations. The engine is mounted across the rear of the machines for optimum weight distribution. Ease of serviceability was a prime design consideration and the machines have a rear counterweight that swings away to provide easy access to the engine bay and battery, with a separate access door for daily checks.

All-steel body panels provide maximum protection for both rental companies and for contractors and can be easily repaired if required. The right-hand side panel can be opened to provide access to the hydraulic and fuel tanks, and the cooling package, reducing maintenance time and boosting profitability.

The compact excavators will be among the safest on the market, thanks to improved stability and increased all-round visibility with easy to change flat glazing, combined with JCB’s 2Go selectable hydraulic cut-out system. Options include seatbelt isolation, high visibility seatbelts and a green beacon. The premium 19C-1 can also be supplied with follow-me-home working lights, that allow the operator to leave the machine and reach a safe distance from the excavator before dimming.

JCB’s ROPS-compliant cab and canopy structures provide up to 24% more interior space, with improved leg and shoulder room boosting comfort for operators. Redesigned track levers now come with T-bar controls, in line with larger next generation models, while additional track pedals are optional. The premium 19C-1 model incorporates the swing control and auxiliaries into the right-hand joystick, further improving space on the cab floor. A low-flow circuit with electrically proportional controlled auxiliaries will also be available as standard on the 19C-1for optimum attachment control.

New switch gear and instrumentation is clear and easy to use and the 19C-1 has an integral keypad immobiliser with PIN management as standard. This premium model also comes with optional push button start, increasing operating efficiency.

JCB is backing all three of these next generation mini excavators with a standard two-year warranty and a range of service and warranty repair packages. Whether operating in the global rental market, or working on a contractor’s own projects, JCB’s new 16C-1, 18Z-1 and 19C-1 have been designed to deliver lower total cost of ownership. Reduced maintenance, maximum uptime, improved serviceability and proven residual values will ensure that these three models deliver the most cost effective solution for mini excavator users worldwide.

JCB Waste and Recycling Event 2017

The JCB Waste and Recycling Event 2017 was a two-day customer event, held on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th May 2017. Customers from the waste industry who attended experienced a factory tour, a lunch at JCB’s VIP Visitor Centre and an onsite, real-time demonstration performed by JCB in the JCB Quarry which showcased the latest products manufactured for the waste and recycling industry. These products included the following machines: JS160w Excavator, JS370 Excavator, JS20MH Material Handler, 437HT Loading Shovel, 110w Wastemaster Hydradig, 5CX WastemasterTLT35D4x4 Teletruk and 560-80wm Loadall.



Come and see us at the following shows this year:




Quality, pre-owned JCB 456 Wastemaster for sale!

      Basic information

  • Product group: Wheel loaders
  • Brand: JCB 456 Wastemaster
  • Year of manufacture: 2009
  • Country: United Kingdom


  • Price excl. VAT: £38,000
  • VAT (20%): £7,600
  • Price incl. VAT: £45,600


  • JCB 456HT
  • Hours of use: 8,936 hours
  • Gross weight: 21,000 kg
  • High Lift arms
  • Euro type Quickhitch attachment
  • Tyres 75% good

For enquiries please call Jim Rotchell, our Waste and Key Account Salesman, on 07764 922483 or email jim.rotchell@gunn-jcb.co.uk



Easter Closure

We can now fit your tyres as well as supply them!

We are proud to introduce our new tyre fitting service!

How it works:

1. Contact your local Gunn JCB depot.

2. Choose your tyres from our extensive range of JCB Sitemaster and Michelin tyres.

3. Book a fitting time and location that suits you.

4. Place your order and relax!


Contact your local Gunn JCB depot today:




West Bromwich





2014 JCB 437 ZX Wheel Loader

  • 5667 Hours
  • Euro Quickhitch
  • POA



• Standard cab ROPS/FOPS.
• Automatic transmission.
• Standard axles, auto.
• Hydraulics: 3 spool, joystick.
• Euro hydraulic quickhitch with pin.
• Reverse smart alarm: 82 – 112.
• In cab 24V – 12V converter.
• Folding beacon.
• Front and rear roller blind.
• Carbon cab air intake filter.
• Grammer Actimo XXL seat.
• Front road lights guards.
• 20.5 width full fenders.
• Rear light guards.
• Extra counterweight.
• Automatic reversing fan.

For enquiries call Jim Rotchell, our Waste and Key Account Salesman, on 07764 922483 or email jim.rotchell@gunn-jcb.co.uk