A Dorset contractor has described his new JCB 220X as the ‘the perfect demolition excavator’ after 20 years of searching for a model with the machine’s combination of size stability, and breakout force.
Poole-based Advanced Demolition has purchased the new JCB 220X for its projects across the county – which include private residential work in the prestigious Sandbanks area of Poole. Supplied by dealer Holt JCB, the new excavator has also been put to use on commercial applications including the demolition of a factory in nearby Ferndown – completing the entire project from the initial asbestos removal, through to clearing the site ready for the construction of a new modern building.
The exceptional reach on the JCB 220X enabled Advanced Demolition to cut out steel uprights, trusses and purlins without disturbing the three external walls that were at risk of collapse.
I’ve worked in demolition for the last 27 years and I’ve never truly found an excavator in this size range that has the stability and grunt of the traditional, purpose-built demolition machines that used to be available – until now. I’ve spent the last 20 years looking for the ideal machine and as soon as Holt JCB sent me the specifications for the X Series I knew we were in business. It has the perfect combination of size, weight, power, stability and ripping force.