The company has already taken delivery of three JCB 8065, six JS130, one JZ140, one JS145 and two JS220 models with a further two 8065 and three JS130 machines on order. The midi and heavyline tracked excavator models join an existing fleet of both JCB and competitive excavators. JCB was selected for these latest additions for the ‘total package’ it offers.
Due to its size and lean structure, ECL was able to survive the recession and react faster to improved market conditions. The company has now been commissioned to carry out road construction, sewerage installation and ground works at a series of high profile new-build housing projects. These include the prestigious Barratt Homes, Merchant Taylor Place development in Croxley Green, North East London where many of the new JCB excavators have been in action.
ECL director Steve Tysoe said: “The total package on offer from our equipment suppliers is as important as the machines themselves. With JCB you get the lot – finance options, excellent service and ongoing support throughout the life cycle of the excavator – all to a level that its competitors cannot match.
“Added to that, these machines are the quietest, most reliable, most powerful and most economical JCBs we have ever used. We are very happy with the full solution, hence the decision to take five more.”
The 13-22 tonne models bought by ECL are part of JCB’s 18 strong JS Auto range – the most powerful, productive and efficient excavators the company has ever built. Powered by a 40.5kW, Tier III Turbo engine, the 8065 reduced tailswing model is a highly powerful, safe and versatile midi excavator.