UK rental company MAC Surfacing has invested in two JCB HCB 3CX compact backhoe loaders to support the road building and maintenance sector.

Supplied by dealer Gunn JCB, Tipton-based MAC Surfacing has taken delivery of two of the new 3CX Compact models to meet rental demand from major UK contractors. They join several existing JCB 2CX Streetmasters in its fleet.

MAC Surfacing director Marc Copson said, “We’ve always operated JCB 2CX Streetmaster models which made a great name for themselves at MAC Surfacing and with our customers.

“Feedback from our operators is that the new 3CX Compact has taken it to another level in terms of performance, versatility and comfort. The combination of shovel and breaker attachment make it perfect for the job and it has definitely been designed with the operator in mind.

“Taking breakers out of the hands of operators and on to a carrier machine is a major trend among the blue chip organisations we work for and that is leading to more requests than ever before for backhoe loaders from our customer base – hence the continual expansion of our fleet.

“JCB is the natural choice for backhoe loaders and the service from our dealer Gunn JCB is also excellent. JCB’s LiveLink system is also far more user friendly than other manufacturers’ telematics systems – making fleet monitoring, servicing and reporting really easy.”

The JCB 3CX Compact is powered by a l Tier 4 Final/Stage IIIB JCB Diesel by Kohler engine, delivering 55kW.

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