A leading United Kingdom-based demolition specialist has bought two of JCB’s flagship demolition excavators.

Northeast Demolition UK, based in Essex in the south of England, purchased the JS370 XD models for use across its commercial, industrial and residential projects.

Founded in 1968, the family-run firm acts as a principal contractor for companies such as Higgins Group, Durkan, Weston Homes, Croudace Homes, Keepmoat, Mansell, Kier and Galliford Try.

Supplied by dealer Greenshields JCB, they join several existing JCB demolition excavators bought by the company in recent years. These include 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 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.

Northeast 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 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.

“Our operator has advised that they are more efficient on fuel and boast a greater reach than competitive models in our fleet.”

The 37 t JS370, JCB’s largest tracked excavator, is powered by a Tier 4i Isuzu 210 kW engine and delivers 25% more power and 27% more torque than its predecessor.

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