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JCB send machines to Indonesian quake zone

JCB Loadall telescopc handler

Company donates Loadall telescopic handlers worth US$250,000 to help with relief effort 

JCB have moved to support the relief effort in the earthquake- and tsunami-hit Indonesian island of Sulawesi with the donation of Loadall telescopic handlers worth US$250,000.

Two Loadall telescopic handlers complete with powerful grab attachments are on their way to the region which has left more than 1,400 people dead. The 531-70 and 540-170 machines can lift loads weighing several tonnes and with powerful grab attachments will be used for removing heavy debris. 

The telescopic handlers, which can be fitted with a variety of other attachments (eg buckets, forks etc.), will also play a major part in reconstruction efforts once they begin.

JCB chairman Lord Bamford commented: ‘The scale of this natural disaster has shocked people all over the world and JCB always tries to help wherever these catastrophes occur. I hope our donation can speed up clear-up operations and help with subsequent redevelopment.’

JCB have a history of helping countries affected by major natural disasters, providing machinery and equipment to support relief and rebuilding efforts after earthquakes in Nepal, Chile, Pakistan, Haiti and the Philippines. 

In August this year, the company donated the use of a JS205 tracked excavator to the Indonesian island of Lombok after a series of earthquakes and aftershocks.

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