JCB has struck a deal with leading commercial asset supplier Dawsongroup for five more of its revolutionary pothole fixing machines to help tackle Britain’s nine-year backlog of road repairs.
Just three months after Dawsongroup | emc bought six of the JCB Pothole Pro machines, they have 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.
Demand for the machines is at an all-time high, especially given the Asphalt Industry Alliance’s (AIA) Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance 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 Pothole Pro fits perfectly into that profile. The JCB Pothole Pro eradicates potholes easily with one machine in a more efficient, cost effective and safer way than more traditional methods.”
JCB Pothole Pro Sales Manager Ben Rawding said: “City councils, large rural county councils and Tier 1 highways contractors across the UK have invested in the Pothole Pro, and all are seeing significantly more defects being fixed, economically, permanently and safely.
“In fact, Stoke-on-Trent City Council – the first authority to invest in the Pothole Pro – has repaired seven years’ worth of defects in just 12 months.”