JCB X Series brings down the house on theatre demolition job

131X Tracked Excavator Feltham Demolition

JCB's mighty 131X tracked excavator has been making light work of tough demolition jobs in the South East of England.

Purchased by London-based demolition and dismantling contractor, Feltham Demolition, the machine – already built with strength in mind – has also been equipped with bucket and dipper ram guards, side impact protection, cab cage and belly plates for the rigours of demolition applications.

Supplied by dealer Greenshields JCB, the new 131X has been used to demolish two large portable classrooms and a theatre at East London University, five houses in Oxshott, Surrey and is now dismantling a warehouse in Staines, Surrey.

Feltham Demolition Managing Director, Stephen Carr said: “We like to buy British where possible and believe JCB to be a great British brand."

The JCB 131X is undoubtedly one of the best machines on the market. We have hired in JCB machinery for the past ten years and bought our first new machine, an eight-tonne JCB 86C-2 excavator last year. The excellent performance of that machine inspired us to place an order for this new 13-tonne model shortly after.

Stephen Carr | Feltham Demolition Managing Director

“We’re very happy with the machine, it is running really well and the fuel economy in particular is brilliant. We are a small company with just a few machines and like to keep everything in house if we can, so reliability and efficiency are really important to us.”

Established over twenty years ago, Feltham Demolition offers a variety of services, ranging from demolition and dismantling to commercial strip outs and asbestos removal in London, Surrey, Egham, Staines, Twickenham, Woking and the surrounding areas.

JCB X Series excavators are available in full XD demolition specification for added machine and operator protection. Additional features available include: cage shields, side impact protection, underbelly protection, heavy duty dippers, track guards, Powercore air filters, wide core radiators and counterweight chevrons.