Dawsongroup | emc place order for 50 new JCB pothole-fixing machines to help tackle Britain’s nine-year backlog of road repairs
THE biggest fleet of JCB Pothole Pros – a machine that fixes potholes in eight minutes flat, four times quicker than standard methods – is set to hit UK roads after one of the country’s largest plant hirers placed a huge order for 50 brand-new machines.
Dawsongroup | emc are no strangers to JCB’s revolutionary Pothole Pro machines, having purchased 11 units, but all are now out on long-term hire with councils up and down the country, with more urgently needed.
Demand for the Pothole Pros is huge, especially given the Asphalt Industry Alliance’s (AIA) Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance survey estimating that there are £14 billion worth of outstanding road repairs in England and Wales – equating to a nine-year backlog.
Dawsongroup | emc managing director Glen Carruthers said: ‘We only bought our first JCB Pothole Pro under a year ago and the response has been staggering, with the whole of the current fleet now out on hire. We have placed this additional order simply to keep up with demand.’
JCB Municipalities general manager Ben Rawding added: ‘It’s great to see the success that Dawsongroup is enjoying with the Pothole Pro. More and more local authorities, and the contractors working on their behalf, are recognizing that the Pothole Pro is the best way to fix Britain’s roads quickly and permanently, first time.
‘It is now easier than ever for UK authorities to get a JCB Pothole Pro onto their network, whether it’s in a city or in a rural county and the public will now really start to see their presence on the roads and streets around the UK.’