05 July 2015 | Online since 2003

JCB loans 750 000 fleet of machines to flood zones



13 February 2014 03:05:40|Machinery and Equipment,News

JCB loans £750,000 fleet of machines to flood zones


Digger manufacturer JCB is to deploy a fleet of machines and operators to help families affected by the flood disaster zones.

The company announced that the £750,000 worth of machinery which includes four of its high ground clearance Fastrac tractors and trailers were being despatched to the worst affected areas.

The Fastrac tractors will be deployed in areas where people and livestock need moving from advancing flood waters. The JCB backhoe, with its ability to both load and dig, will play vital role in shoring up flood defences and eventually in clearing debris left by the flood waters.

JCB has already supplied a 541-70 Loadall telescopic handler to support farmers who have been left without feed and bedding for livestock evacuated to dry land from flood hit areas. The machine is being used to load donated forage on to trucks at Sedgemore Cattle Auction in Somerset where the distribution is being co-ordinated.

JCB Chairman Lord Bamford said: “The scale of the floods and the anguish being caused is devastating for all concerned. As Britain’s biggest manufacturer of construction equipment we are in a position to provide machinery quickly to help families and farmers who are suffering so dreadfully through the floods. It’s my hope that the JCB machines we’re providing will help alleviate that suffering.”

The machines are being shipped from JCB’s World Headquarters in Rocester, Staffs today. They will be operated by drivers provided by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). JCB machines are already at the forefront of efforts to assist in the flood zones thanks to the company’s plant hire customers who are deploying their fleets to help.

JCB has a long history of helping countries affected by major natural disasters and recently provided $500,000 worth of machines and generators to the Philippines when Typhoon Haiyan struck.

Download




Comments


No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment

To post comment without approval login or register

Display name

Please enter your name

Email (optional)
Comment

Please enter your comment

Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.

Some error on your process.Please try one more time.



Jobs


Start Date: 3 July 2015
Herdsperson Job -  >> Wiltshire <<

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a herdsperson to join an established team working alongside the owner on a high yieldi...


Start Date: 5 July 2015
G214: Livestock Sales Specialist - Midlands

A fascinating career vacancy has arisen for an experienced Livestock Sales Specialist to enhance the Midlands team and grow a...


Start Date: 5 July 2015
J536: Business Development Manager - Genetics - South

Business Development Manager - Genetics - South The Role
An exciting full time opening has arisen for a Business Development ...


Start Date: 4 July 2015
Job Dairy Farm Worker required on a busy Dairy Farm in >>>Shropshire<<<

Duties to include milking, calf rearing, tractor driving, bedding, feeding and other general farm duties. Applicant must...


Start Date: 30 June 2015
Combine/Tractor Driver required on 1200 acre family arable farm. Previous tractor experience essential.  Could lead to longer term position.  >> West Leicestershire<<

Harvest worker required on 1200 acre family arable farm.  Duties to include pre-harvest  preparations, combining an...





Top stories you may have missed
5 June 2015 | Cattle

A strong pound and increased red meat imports coupled with a plentiful dome...


5 June 2015 | Arable

Depression is affecting Wales' farming industry and there is a need to use ...


5 June 2015 | Arable

With just one week to go before the final judging and announcement of the w...


5 June 2015 | Finance

A rural law expert has highlighted the importance of good succession planni...


5 June 2015 | Farmshops

A south Yorkshire dairy farming family is pulling out all the stops to prom...


4 June 2015 | Finance

Predicting what is going to happen to wheat prices is a challenge, but in s...


4 June 2015 | Agri Safety

A Lancashire based livestock theft prevention scheme is aiming to go nation...


4 June 2015 | News

A female farmer has been recognised by the farming and conservation industr...


4 June 2015 | Finance

The new Conservative government appears to be preparing to implement cuts f...


4 June 2015 | Arable

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) will have mobile support units at the follo...