Largest ever order placed for JCB Pothole Pro

DAWSONGROUP has placed a massive order for 50 JCB Pothole Pros, following an ‘urgent’ need from councils for the machines.

The firm already had 11 of the machines prior to the order, but all are now out on long-term hire with councils up and down the country. As a result, it has placed the largest ever order for the equipment.

Described as being able to fix potholes in just eight minutes, JCB explained demand for the Pothole Pros is ‘huge’. Such a demand comes as Asphalt Industry Alliance’s (AIA) Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance survey estimates that there are a record £14 billion worth of outstanding road repairs in England and Wales.

Dawsongroup MD Glen Carruthers said, “We only bought our first JCB Pothole Pro under a year ago and the response has been staggering, with the whole of the current fleet now out on hire. We have placed this additional order simply to keep up with demand.”

Ben Rawding, JCB municipalities general manager, added, “It’s great to see the success that Dawsongroup is enjoying with the Pothole Pro. More and more local authorities, and the contractors working on their behalf, are recognising that the Pothole Pro is the best way to fix Britain’s roads quickly and permanently, first time.

“It is now easier than ever for UK authorities to get a JCB Pothole Pro on to their network, whether it’s in a city or in a rural county and the public will now really start to see their presence on the roads and streets around the UK.”