New JCB X Series excavators for Chamic Industrial Services
Specialist contractor takes delivery of demolition-spec 220X and 150X models
DEMOLITION contractors Chamic Industrial Services Ltd have taken delivery of their first new JCB machines in 20 years – a 220X excavator and a 150X model both supplied by Scot JCB.
The company has heaped praise on the latest arrivals, citing the ‘reliability and quality’ of the X Series machines as the key reasons for its return to JCB.
The JCB machines have been put to work on a range of demolition projects and city centre regeneration projects across Scotland. Both units have been supplied to full demolition specification, including cab frames/guards and machine protection.
The X Series machines also feature heavy-duty dippers and side buffers and have been specified with hydraulic grabs purpose-built for demolition applications.
Mike Hunter, demolition manager for Chamic Industrial Services, said: ‘We chose to come back to JCB because of the reliability and quality of the latest X Series models. The team at Scot JCB are also fantastic and always give us 100% commitment. The machines are performing very well, the operators are happy and fuel consumption is proving excellent.’
The new JCB 150X shares many of the same quality materials and proven components as its highly acclaimed 20-tonne stablemate. Both benefit from a proven undercarriage with fully welded X frame construction, low in-cab noise of 67dB(A) and a spacious JCB Command Plus cab. They also boast large diameter hydraulic pipes and hoses and an innovative hydraulic regeneration system that recirculates oil across the cylinders.
The X Series range is designed to be more productive, durable, quieter and easier to use than its predecessors. Powered by a Stage IV/Tier 4 Final JCB EcoMAX engine, the 220X and 150X excavators boast features such as auto-stop and auto-idle that contributes to fuel savings of up to 5%.