JCB Strikes Deal with Dawsongroup
Fleet of 6 JCB Pothole fixing machines purchased by Dawsongroup from TC Harrison JCB
Six revolutionary pothole fixing machines purchased from TC Harrison JCB have been involved in a major deal with Dawsongroup, a leading commercial asset supply company. The machines have been purchased to help tackle Britain’s nine-year backlog of road repairs.
Dawsongroup is investing in the highly beneficial JCB Pothole Pro machines as they fix potholes permanently, first time and without the need for additional expensive machinery or labour intensive repair methods, which is highly cost effective.
The six machines are now being rolled out for rent or contact hire by local authorities and contractors across the country who need to address the issue of potholes as winter quickly approaches. The need for the machines is expected to be high as the Asphalt Industry Alliance’s (AIA) Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance survey estimates there are £12.64 billion worth of outstanding road repairs in both England and Wales – equating to a nine-year backlog.
Dawson Group Managing Director Glen Carruthers stated, “This is really exciting for us. The Pothole Pro is an innovative machine which is both time and cost-effective. Our investment gives local authorities and contractors access to the best machines for the job without the need for major financial outlay. Not only is this a highly innovative addition to our product range, but it also means that we are helping to solve a problem that provokes many road users’ frustrations. It is also a significant milestone for Dawsongroup as the company further expands its extensive product range and sector diversification.”
JCB Pothole Pro Sales Manager Ben Rawding said, “Dawsongroup’s order for six JCB Pothole Pro machines will have a big impact on the nine-year road repair backlog in the UK. It is our biggest order to date for this revolutionary machine and means thousands of miles more road will be repaired quickly and cost effectively as we go into winter. JCB’s solution is simple and cost effective and fixes potholes permanently, first time and we are excited that such a major hirer has recognised the machine’s benefits.
“City councils, large rural county councils and Tier 1 highways contractors across the UK have invested in the Pothole Pro, and all are seeing significantly more defects being fixed, economically, permanently and safely. In fact, Stoke-on-Trent City Council – the first authority to invest in the Pothole Pro – has repaired seven years’ worth of defects in just 12 months.”
Tests with contractors and local authorities show the JCB Pothole Pro can complete a pothole repair four times quicker than standard methods in less than eight minutes, which is equivalent to 700 potholes per month.
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