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New JCB X Series excavator for Advanced Demolition

JCB 220X excavator

Dorset-based operators brand JCB 220X the perfect demo-spec excavator in the market 

ADVANCED Demolition have taken delivery of a new JCB 220X excavator for use on demolition projects across the Dorset county, including private residential work in the prestigious Sandbanks area of Poole. The company has described the 220X as the ‘perfect demolition excavator’ after 20 years of searching for a model with the JCB machine’s ideal combination of size, stability and breakout force. 

Supplied by dealers Holt JCB, the new demo-spec excavator has already been put to work in tearing down a factory, in nearby Ferndown – completing the entire project from the initial asbestos removal, through to clearing the site ready for the construction of a new modern building.

During the project, the high reach of the JCB 220X allowed Advanced Demolition to cut out steel uprights, trusses and purlins without disturbing the three external walls that were at risk of collapse.

‘I’ve spent the last 20 years looking for the ideal machine and as soon as Holt JCB sent me the specifications for the 220X I knew we were in business,’ said Brian Hanford, owner and director of Advance Demolition. ‘It has the perfect combination of size, weight, power, stability and ripping force. The JCB machine was purchased solely for demolition, which represents 99% of our workload and it is proving the dream machine for the job.’

He continued: ‘We have already put 200 hours on the clock and it’s been perfect since day one. Fuel consumption is even lower than expected and it uses less AdBlue than our pick-up truck. It’s pulling lumps out of the ground that no comparable machines could manage and it’s using less fuel doing it.’

The 220X joins Advanced Demolition’s extensive line-up of JCB machines, including 803 and 8080 compact excavators and a JS145LC tracked unit, alongside a growing portfolio of tools and attachments such as shears, pulverizers and rotational selector grabs. 

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