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Fleet Of Machines Pressed Into Service In Scotland

JCB has delivered a fleet of 29 brand new machines to a Scottish company – and all are now busy working on projects across the country.

Malcolm Group, which is based in Linwood, near Glasgow, is a family-owned logistics, construction and maintenance services specialist which next year celebrates its centenary.

As the company gears up for its special birthday in 2021, it has purchased a fleet of JCB tracked and wheeled excavators, backhoe loader, wheeled loader, Teletruk, and Loadall telescopic handler models made at JCB’s plants in Rocester, Uttoxeter and Cheadle. The machines have been supplied by JCB dealer Scot JCB.

Malcolm Group Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Malcolm, said: “We choose JCB machines because of the fuel efficiency which reduces the operating costs for not only us as a hirer, but also benefits our customers in reducing their site costs. Our service from Scot JCB has always been first class. They provide extensive coverage, and back-up across Scotland with an excellent parts service. They understand our requirements and are always striving to excel in their service.”

Among the models bought are 13 tonne 131X Series tracked excavators and the purchase marks one of the single largest orders for the new machine since it was launched last year. The JCB 131X is aimed squarely at ground working specialists and is more productive, durable, quieter, more comfortable and easier to use than its predecessors. Malcolm Group has already put the machines to work on projects including drainage, foundation digging and road building.

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