GLASGOW-based Luddon Construction has bought six new JCB machines including a Stage V 220X which runs on green HVO fuel.

The haul also includes 86C-2, 220X and 3CX models, which join a fleet of over 30 JCB machines including Teletruk, wheeled loading shovel, compaction, wheeled excavator, and backhoe loader models along with JCB tracked excavators ranging from 1.5 through to 22-tonnes.

Supplied by Scot JCB, the machines have already been put to work on two major projects –  the construction of an £8 million 47,500ft² warehouse unit for Tulchan Developments and Caledonian Water Alliance’s new Ibrox Pumping Station – carrying out concrete sub-structure works including drainage, ducting and hard landscape finishes.

Luddon Construction plant manager Lawrence McGarry said, “We use JCB because of the reliability of the products; they always do exactly what we need. Our operators are really happy with the new machines." One told us that he didn’t think JCB equipment could get any better but with these latest models it has.

“Luddon Construction is committed to reducing its carbon emissions, and given the enormity of this project for Tulchan Developments, the HVO-fuelled JCB 220X seemed the perfect solution. It has an extremely comfortable cab and all the controls are very user friendly – it’s a joy to operate. The fact that the engine is HVO ready is great and the auto-stop and auto-idle features ensure maximum fuel efficiency

“We have enjoyed a great working relationship with Scot JCB since our formation back in 1975. The attention to detail and product knowledge is second to none.”