Supplied by dealer Watling JCB, Bedfordshire-based ECL has taken delivery of 20 JCB 57C-1 midi excavators, which will soon be joined by a further 10 of the JS130 tracked machines.
The new 5.7-tonne conventional tailswing models were selected following a trial and evaluation period last year. The 13-tonne models join many JCB JS130 machines in the ECL fleet.
ECL Civil Engineering director Steve Tysoe said: “We choose JCB for the full solution on offer – the quality of the machines, and warranty and finance options available and the longstanding relationship and service contracts we hold with Watling JCB. It’s a brand we can trust.
“We evaluated the 57C-1 on site before making such a significant investment and were very impressed with the machine. It’s a high performance, low maintenance machine that’s excellent for our operators.”
The JCB 57C-1 midi excavators have a new cab using the same structure as the larger 10-tonne machines in the JCB line-up. The cab is 18% more spacious and offers up to 11% more visibility, improving both comfort and site safety. Other key features include 500-hour greasing intervals, 9% added power to bucket tear-out and 5% additional dump height.
ECL Civil Engineering Ltd was founded in 1993 and works for leading house-builders across central England. The company boasts a large fleet of construction equipment including JCB excavators ranging from six to 30 tonnes, site dumpers from up to nine tonnes, Loadall telescopic handlers, compact tracked loaders and compaction equipment.