Housebuilder celebrates 75th anniversary by going green

A housebuilder is celebrating its 75th anniversary by going green – literally – with its latest machine purchase.

The new fully electric JCB Loadall 525-60E compact telehandler was purchased by Caterham-based Croudace.

It comes as part of the firm’s commitment to move from fossil fuels towards green energy, with it even painting the machine in striking green to celebrate the move.

Jason Tooke, materials manager at Croudace Homes, said, “We have used JCB Loadall telescopic handlers for over 15 years. We choose JCB because the reliability, ease of use and comfort of the machines are second to none.

“Our operators prefer and request JCB machines over competitor equipment and the service and back-up from Watling JCB is also first class. We also appreciate the JCB 525-60E model’s driveability using the two motors as well as the impressive capabilities, enhanced comfort levels and excellent performance of the machine.”

The machine is part of JCB’s 100% electric E-TECH range, which the manufacturer said boasts ‘zero emissions, less noise and zero compromise on performance’.