Purchased by Middlesbrough-based J&J Plant (NE) Ltd, the 140X is part of JCB’s new 13-16 tonne range of X Series crawler excavators, launched last year. Supplied by dealer TCH JCB the machine is already being put to use on a range of construction, drainage and general site work.
J&J Plant (NE) Ltd’s 140X is fitted with an Engcon tilt rotator as well as a sophisticated Leica guidance system and is already impressing with its increased versatility, strength and stability.
J&J Plant (NE) Ltd Director, Jonathan Finch said: “The 140X is performing very well and the operators have commented that it is very smooth to drive and feels very stable on the ground. This machine from JCB is on another level and we are delighted to have it back on site following the Covid-19 restrictions.
“The tiltrotator is a key bit of equipment. It enables you to get into different angles with the machinery and to operate in tight spaces. It offers more versatility for the machine and it’s fun to drive. The Leica system is designed to make excavation more accurate and productive. With all the information you need on the screen, the banksman isn’t needed for as many jobs on the construction site.
“When you combine the two with the 140X I believe we have a machine that doubles production speed on jobs such as grading work, house foundations and earth works.”
The new 14-tonne model features a wider operator cab for all-day comfort, incredible in-cab noise reductions of up to 68%, modern styling with durable strike points to reduce total cost of ownership. It also has increased diameter high-flow pipework to reduce system losses and boost efficiency.
J&J Plant Hire (NE) Ltd has been in business since 2001, offering operated and self-drive plant hire in the North East. It boasts an impressive JCB fleet comprising 3CXs, midi excavators, tracked excavators and JS130s as well as the new 140X for use on a range of projects such as site works, building sites, chemical sites and excavation.