Supplied by dealer Greenshields JCB, the new 37-tonne machines join several other JCB demolition excavators bought by the company in recent years, including three JS220 XD models, a JS330 XD and a JS360 HRD high-reach.
Northeast’s entire JCB fleet worked on the demolition of 35 factory units in Sudbury, Suffolk at a former textiles facility. The new JS370 XD models used a series of application-specific attachments on site including a rotating hydraulic sheer to cut steel beams.
Director Bradley Harris said: “We chose JCB for these latest models based on the excellent performance of our existing fleet. The smaller machines have been performing extremely well for many years while we have been particularly impressed with our latest high reach JCB model.
“The main attraction of JCB models is that they are clearly purpose built for demolition with specialist features and protection. The latest JS370 models are no different and first impressions are superb. Our operator has advised that they are more efficient on fuel and boast a greater reach than competitive models in our fleet.”
A 155kN bucket tearout makes the standard boom version of the JS370 model up to 12% more productive than the closest competitors, JCB says. The XD demolition variants bought by Northeast Demolition are specified with bigger rams, ram guards and additionally reinforced belly plates.