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JW Baron Earthworks buy first long-reach JCB X Series

JCB 220X Long Reach excavator

South West-based contractor purchases new JCB 220X crawler excavator with long-reach boom

DARTMOUTH-based contractors JW Baron Earthworks have purchased the first long-reach version of JCB’s X-Series range of crawler excavators and declared the machine ‘a real eye-opener’.

With the addition of a 15.6m long-reach boom and capable of powering a broad range of specialist attachments, the specialist JCB 220X model is tailor made for the services JW Baron Earthworks offer their clients across the South West. 

Specializing in environmental earthworks, the JCB 220X Long Reach will be assisting with a variety of projects, including flood-alleviation works, waterway repairs, pond and lake dredging, and coastal-protection works.

JW Baron Earthworks’ owner, James Baron, said: ‘I am really impressed with the new X Series: the build quality, the high-quality components and the cab, which is one of the best in the business. There has certainly been a lot of thought and customer consultation gone into the design and manufacturing process. This machine has been an eye-opener.’

Operator Peter Vooght added: ‘I have to say, it’s very impressive; smooth and refined on the levers and the cab comfort levels are fantastic. They have done a good job with this machine. This is the first JCB on the fleet and I feel quite proud to be supporting a great British manufacturer and its products.’

The new 20-tonne JCB 220X tracked excavator model has been designed to provide maximum operator comfort, durability and reliability in operation. Over a four-year development period, JCB have undertaken a programme of intensive component and product testing to achieve increased levels of build quality and reliability in this advanced new machine.

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