Powys renews highway maintenance fleet
Powys County Council has invested £450,000 in JCB compact equipment for highway maintenance work.
The equipment, which includes JCB mini excavators, skid steer loaders and tandem vibratory rollers, will be used by the council’s in-house highways team for routine maintenance works including patching, sweeping, ditching and drainage works.
The council has calculated from a review of operations that the investment in new plant will save it money in the long run.
Councillor John Brunt, cabinet member for highways, said: “The council has to reduce its spending by £29.8m over the next three financial years. This means we need to look at how we provide services and see if they can be delivered differently to meet these savings. By purchasing this equipment as part of a capital investment, not only are we providing the right tools to our staff to carry out the work and improve our highway maintenance service, we are reducing our reliance on using hire equipment, which can be very expensive.
“All of the new plant assets feature JCB’s LiveLink telematics system so that we can get high-quality data to our highways managers so we can ensure they are being utilised fully. This is a positive spend-to-save initiative which will help the council meet its savings targets.”
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This article was published on 14 Nov 2016 (last updated on 14 Nov 2016).