Latest JCB Pothole Pro order doubles size of hire firm’s fleet within a five-month period
JCB have struck a further deal with Dawsongroup for five more of their pothole-fixing machines to help tackle Britain’s nine-year backlog of road repairs.
Just three months after Dawsongroup | emc bought six JCB Pothole Pro machines, managing director Glen Carruthers has signed a deal for another five for hire across the UK.
The Pothole Pro has gained widespread recognition for fixing potholes permanently, first time, without the need for labour-intensive repair methods or additional expensive machinery.
Dawsongroup | emc are JCB’s official rental partner for the Pothole Pro and the additional machines, bought from dealer TC Harrison JCB, are now being rolled out for rent or contract hire by local authorities and contractors across the country who urgently need to tackle the scourge of potholes.
Demand for the machines is said to be at an all-time high, especially given the Asphalt Industry Alliance’s (AIA) Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey estimating that there are £12.64 billion worth of outstanding road repairs in England and Wales – equating to a nine-year backlog.
Dawsongroup | emc managing director Glen Carruthers said: ‘We were so impressed with the JCB Pothole Pro that we have ordered an additional five machines, which will double the size of our fleet within a five-month period.
‘Every day we are talking to our customers, asking them how to improve the way they do things and the JCB Pothole Pro fits perfectly into that profile, eradicating potholes easily with one machine in a more efficient, cost-effective and safer way than more traditional methods.
‘Potholes continue to be a major issue for our country, and we are determined to help fix the problem by giving customers the option to hire a JCB Pothole Pro from us.’
JCB Pothole Pro sales manager Ben Rawding said: ‘Dawsongroup’s order for a further five machines really shows their commitment to helping tackle the scourge of potholes. JCB’s solution is simple, cost effective and fixes potholes permanently, first time, and we are excited that such a major hirer continues to recognize the machine’s benefits.’