Chasetown Civil Engineering has bought 20 X-Series machines - including 220X and 140X models - as part of an investment in new machinery worth £3 million. The deal also includes the addition of JCB 3, 5 and 8-tonne compact excavator models to its fleet.
The order from the Burntwood, Staffordshire firm was placed with Gunn JCB and the new machines join an extensive fleet which delivers a range of civil engineering services to housebuilders including: infrastructure, roads, sewers, groundworks, earthworks and excavation.
The company has also purchased a number of Leica Geosystem MC1 3D excavator guidance systems along with Leica surveying equipment aiding the operator to accurately and efficiently achieve the planned design when carrying out groundworks. All newly purchased JCB excavators were specified machine control ready with base kits fitted in the factory, giving the flexibility to move units from one machine to another when needed. The new system allows the engineering team to remotely monitor and upload data to the machines, negating the need for site visits and freeing up valuable engineering time.