Abba has bought one the first 100C-1 machines in the UK and says it is proving to be a versatile piece of kit with bags of potential.
The JCB 100C-1 model is based on the frame of the 8.6-tonne 86C-1 midi, with H-shape undercarriage, but with a more powerful Kohler engine, a larger dig end and beefier hydraulics.
Abba’s plant hire manager, Nick Howe, says: “We see the 10-tonne JCB midi excavator as a machine with great potential. It is a unique size of machine with good power – while the lower operating weight means less damage to the ground surface.
“The machine is proving versatile – able to load our 8 wheel tippers – as well as traditional midi tasks on site. It brings the proven JCB quality to a new weight class that is easy to transport, comfortable for operators but brings power to confined sites.”