Thursday, 11 October 2018
Excavator digs out orders for JCB
Lomond Plant has bought more than 250 JCB models in a deal worth in excess of £13m – including a fleet of the brand new JCB X Series excavators.
Operators at the Falkirk-based firm – which offers plant hire services across the UK – have described the new X Series as the best excavator JCB has ever produced.
Other JCB models making up the order include mini excavators, tracked excavators, site dumpers, backhoe loaders and compaction equipment.
Lomond Plant’s Joint Managing Director, Ross Easton said: “We always choose JCB for the value, parts availability and the superb service from our dealer, Scot JCB. In addition to those factors, the enhanced operator comfort and robust design really stood out on the new X Series.
"We’ve had some great reviews on the machine from operators saying it’s by far the best tracked excavator produced by JCB in terms of cab layout and comfort - and also the performance and control of the machine has hugely improved."
The brand new JCB 220X is a 20-tonne tracked excavator model launched earlier this year following a £110m investment. It is manufactured at JCB Heavy Products in Uttoxeter.