The company, which was founded in 1946, has purchased the brand new JCB Loadall 525-60E compact telescopic handler – its first fully electric telescopic handler – as part of its commitment to reduce its carbon footprint. Supplied by dealer Watling JCB, the new machine represents the company’s determination to move from fossil fuels towards green energy and reduce carbon emissions.
Croudace Homes Materials Manager, Jason Tooke, 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 all-new JCB 525-60E compact telehandler purchased by Croudace Homes is part of JCB’s 100% electric E-TECH range, with zero emissions, less noise and zero compromise on performance. The 24kWh battery powers a full day on a single charge, constant 4WD and 3 steering modes help to deliver enhanced productivity. JCB’s fast charger has also been supplied.
The purchase of the company’s first fully electric JCB machine is one of many steps Croudace Homes is taking towards achieving net zero operations.