Lomond Plant invests £13 million in 250-machine deal

FALKIRK-based Lomond Plant has snapped up more than 250 JCB machines in a deal worth over £13 million.

The haul includes 18 brand new JCB 220X excavators, which will be deployed to the likes of housebuilding, wind farm and utility projects. Other machines in the massive order include mini excavators, site dumpers, backhoe loaders and compaction equipment.

Lomond joint MD Ross Easton said the firm’s operators have described the new X Series as “by far the best” tracked excavator JCB has ever produced. He said, “We always choose JCB for the value, parts availability from the JCB World Parts Centre and the continual superb service from our dealer, Scot JCB. In addition to those factors, the enhanced operator comfort and robust design really stood out on the new X Series.

“We’ve had some great reviews on the machine from operators saying it’s by far the best tracked excavator produced by JCB in terms of cab layout and comfort – and also the performance and control of the machine has hugely improved. JCB LiveLink is a key bonus of working with JCB too. We can access information across our entire fleet at any time while the live tracking and fuel monitoring features are extremely valuable to use.”

The JCB 220X is a 20-tonne tracked excavator, developed over a four-year period. The machine features a 15% larger cab with integral ROPS structure, reduced noise levels and stronger side doors.

Lomond Plant is poised to open a new depot in Yorkshire, following the firm’s growth south of the border in the north west of England and the Midlands.