X Series the key to customer’s return to JCB


A specialist demolition contractor has cited the ‘reliability and quality’ of the latest X Series models as the reason for its return to JCB.

Ordered by Chamic Industrial Services Ltd, based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, the JCB 150X is joined by a new 220X model and the two machines become the company’s first JCB fleet purchases for 20 years.

Supplied by dealer Scot JCB, the machines have been put to work on a range of industrial demolition projects and city centre regeneration projects across Scotland.

Both have been supplied to full demolition specification including cab frames and cab guards and full machine protection. The 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 at Chamic Industrial Services Ltd, said: “We chose to come back to JCB because of the reliability and the quality of the latest X Series models. The team at Scot JCB are also fantastic and always give us 120% commitment. The machines are performing very well, the operators are very happy and the fuel consumption is proving excellent.”

Launched this year, 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 spacious JCB Command Plus cab.

The new JCB X Series range is designed to be more productive, durable, quieter, more comfortable and easier to use than its predecessors. These excavators boast large diameter hydraulic pipes and hoses and an innovative hydraulic regeneration system that recycles oil across the cylinders. Auto-stop and Auto-idle on the JCB’s EcoMAX Tier 4 Final / Stage IV engine provide fuel saving of up to 5%.

Chamic Industrial Services Ltd is a specialist asbestos removal and demolition contractor. It has been operating throughout Scotland, Ireland and the North of England since 1985 and works with clients including: blue-chip companies, local authorities, hospital trusts and universities, as well as other public sector clientele.