JCB has secured one of the biggest deals of the year for its X-Series range of tracked excavators after an investment by one of the Midlands’ leading civil engineering companies.

Chasetown Civil Engineering has bought 20 X-Series machines – including 220X and 140X models – as part of an investment in new machinery worth £3 million. The deal also includes the addition of JCB 3, 5 and 8-tonne compact excavator models to its fleet.

The order from the Burntwood, Staffordshire firm was placed with Gunn JCB and the new machines join an extensive fleet which delivers a range of civil engineering services to housebuilders including: infrastructure, roads, sewers, groundworks, earthworks and excavation.

The company has also purchased a number of Leica Geosystem MC1 3D excavator guidance systems along with Leica surveying equipment aiding the operator to accurately and efficiently achieve the planned design when carrying out groundworks. All newly purchased JCB excavators were specified machine control ready with base kits fitted in the factory, giving the flexibility to move units from one machine to another when needed. The new system allows the engineering team to remotely monitor and upload data to the machines, negating the need for site visits and freeing up valuable engineering time.

Chasetown Civil Engineering Managing Director, Euan Grant said: “The X Series models are first class – we are delighted with their performance. Our operators love the smoothness of the controls, the strong performance and the comfort of the cabs, all adding up to a very efficient and productive excavator. The JCB and Leica technology works seamlessly to give us what we need.

“We are very keen to support British businesses, particularly one so local to our own operations and especially of course during such difficult times. With depots convenient for our sites, Gunn JCB provides excellent back-up too.”

Founded in 1974, family-owned Chasetown Civil Engineering is a leading Midlands civils business specialising in infrastructure, groundworks and related building services with project values ranging between £100,000 and £50m.