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£4m deal for JCB

Some of the 60 new JCB 2CX Streetmaster backhoe loaders bought by Lafarge Tarmac.One of the UK's leading suppliers of road surfacing and highways maintenance solutions, Lafarge Tarmac, has bought 60 new JCB 2CX Streetmaster backhoe loaders in a deal worth £4m.

The order marks a 25-year partnership between Lafarge Tarmac and JCB for handling road maintenance projects.

Lafarge Tarmac’s National Plant & Transport Manager, Jonathan Medforth said: “The JCB 2CX Streetmaster in its various guises has been our machine of choice for 25 years now.

"It truly is the workhorse of our contracting sites on a daily basis. The low vibration rear-mounted breaker, the speed and manoeuvrability of the 2CX and its ability to operate in small working areas combine to make it ideal for our work."

The machines will be used for long-term maintenance contracts, major new-build highway projects, airfield surfacing, lane rental type motorway and trunk road reconstruction schemes as well as smaller scale surfacing works such as non-trunk roads, residential streets, industrial estates and car parks.

The machines were made at JCB's World Headquarters, in Rocester, and are painted in Lafarge Tarmac's distinctive white livery.

JCB is the world's biggest manufacturer of backhoe loaders and has manufactured more than half a million of the machines since the first one rolled off the production line in 1953.

Picture Caption: Some of the 60 new JCB 2CX Streetmaster backhoe loaders bought by Lafarge Tarmac.