J C Balls & Sons

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J C Balls & Sons

0844 273 8883

The company was founded in 1963 by James Christopher Balls when he became the owner/operator of a JCB3 machine. The company employs over 100 people and operates a fleet of over 50 machines and 30 lorries.

J C Balls Specialise in:

Plant Hire

J C Balls & Sons boast a large and modern fleet of plant and machinery. We have plant available to hire both operated and on a self drive basis. To provide high standards of professionalism and performance our operated plant has a CPCS qualifed operator. This ensures that they have the experience and skill required to operate the machine to the customers’ requirements. With a large fleet of plant and machinery we can cater for any type of project, large or small.

We have the following range of plant available for hire:

Tracked Excavators 2 to 36 tonnes (with and without machine control)

Wheeled Excavators 13 to 20 tonnes

Breaker attachments for all 360 excavators

JCB 3cx and 4cx Backhoe Loaders

Breaker, compactor and patch planer attachments for backhoes

Caterpillar 953 Tracked Loading shovels

Caterpillar D6 dozers (with machine control)

JCB 718 Dump trucks

Bell D30 Dump trucks

Vibomax VM115 self propelled rollers

Vibromax and Ingersoll Rand twin drummed rollers

Tracked Crusher

3 way Split Screens


The successful contracting division of JC Balls & Sons contributes significantly to the overall business. Whilst predominantly undertaking earthworks projects we also carry out drainage, concreting and small civil engineering projects. No job is too small or too large with schemes ranging from small private residential contracts to multimillion highway schemes.

We have fitted GPS/Machine control to our fleet enabling us to carry out bulk earthworks contracts with a minimum amount of labour on the ground and to tight specifications.

In addition to bulk earthworks and highway schemes we also work on general construction projects. Our large fleet of plant, machinery and lorries along with over 50 years of experience ensures that any contract large or small is completed on time and to budget.

Lorry Hire & Haulage:

J C Balls & Sons operates a large fleet of modern tipper lorries. These are available to hire on an hourly basis or we can provide a lump sum or price per load for hauling materials.

We have access to a number of disposal sites as well as our own recycling centre. We can also supply both recycled and primary aggregates, fill materials and sands.

For those locations where space is limited we also operate a fleet of 6 and 8 wheel grab Lorries.

In addition to our tipper fleet we operate a CAT2 Low loader, articulated plant lorry and a plant lorry with hiab crane. All three can be hired on an hourly basis or prices for particular moves can be provided.

Our lorry fleet consists of:

15 x 8 wheel tipper lorries

10 x 6 wheel tipper lorries

7 x Grab Lorries

CAT2 Low Loader

Step frame Low Loader

40tn gross plant Lorry

Plant lorry with Hiab/crane

Ready Mixed Concrete:

“No Problem Concrete” lorries have now become a regular sight around the East Midlands. Catering for every type of contract our lorries can dispense anything between 0.25m3 and 8m3.

You only pay for the concrete you lay. Ordered 6m3 but only used 5.5m3 then you only pay for 5.5m3. Likewise ordered 6m3 but need 7m3 then No Problem we will just mix the additional material and you pay for what you lay. J C Balls also offer a collection service at our Cotes Park Recycling facility. Collect any quantity of concrete from 0.25m3 upwards.


JC Balls & Sons recognise that, with landfill at a premium and access to primary aggregates reducing, the demand for recycled aggregates is continually increasing. At our Cotes Park Recycling facility we use screens, crushers and a state of the art soils washing plant to transform hardcore and soils into quality, certified secondary aggregates. These materials are produced in accordance with the WRAP protocol and are routinely sampled and tested for compliance with the relevant British Standard.

Mixed soils and hardcore are accepted from trade and private customers and can be brought to site in any size of vehicle. Additionally we can also supply prices for the collection and disposal of materials. We accept the following materials for recycling

Mixed soils/hardcore



Brick and block


Rock, Stone, Hardcore, Ballast

Paving slabs and blocks

Road planings

These materials are processed to make a range of usable materials that can be collected from site or delivered by us.

Type 1 subbase

6F2 Capping Material

0/4mm Sand

4/10mm Aggregate

10/20mm Aggregate

20/50mm Aggregate

Class 2 Fill materials

Puddle Clay

Screened soils

All of the above materials can also be collected or delivered in 1tn bulk bags.

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Midland Industrial Estate
DE56 2HX

Tel: 0844 273 8883

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