Demand for pothole fixers reaches ‘all-time high’

JCB has agreed a deal with commercial asset supplier Dawsongroup for five more of its pothole fixing machines to help tackle Britain’s backlog of road repairs.

Just three months after Dawsongroup | emc bought six of the JCB Pothole Pro machines, MD Glen Carruthers has signed a deal for another five for hire across the UK.

JCB said the Pothole Pro has gained recognition for fixing potholes ‘permanently, first time, without the need for labour intensive repair methods or additional expensive machinery’.

Dawsongroup | emc is JCB’s official rental partner for the product and the additional machines, bought from dealer TC Harrison JCB, are now being rolled out by local authorities and contractors looking to tackle the scourge of potholes.

JCB revealed that demand for the machines is at an ‘all-time high’. The Asphalt Industry Alliance’s (AIA) Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance survey estimated there are £12.64 billion worth of outstanding road repairs in England and Wales.

Dawsongroup | emc MD Glen Carruthers said, “We were so impressed with the JCB Pothole Pro that we have ordered an additional five machines which will double the size of our fleet within a five-month period. Every day we are talking to our customers asking them how to improve the way they do things and the Pothole Pro fits perfectly into that profile. The JCB Pothole Pro eradicates potholes easily with one machine in a more efficient, cost effective and safer way than more traditional methods.

“Potholes continue to be a major issue for our country, and we are determined to help fix the problem by giving customers the option to hire a JCB Pothole Pro from Dawsongroup.”

JCB Pothole Pro sales manager Ben Rawding added, “Dawsongroup’s order for a further five JCB Pothole Pro machines really shows its commitment to helping tackle the scourge of potholes. JCB’s solution is simple and cost effective and fixes potholes permanently, first time, and we are excited that such a major hirer continues to recognise the machine’s benefits.”