A major housebuilder is celebrating its 75th anniversary by going green - literally - with its latest JCB machine purchase.
Not only has Caterham-based Croudace Homes bought an electric JCB Loadall telescopic handler, the company has painted its brand new machine in striking green.
Founded in 1946, Croudace Homes 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 pioneering 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 guarantee maximum productivity. JCB's fast charger has also been supplied.
Croudace Homes is a residential developer providing a wide range of homes in desirable locations throughout the South-East, generally within commuting distance of London. The company is committed to improving the energy efficiency of its homes and reducing the carbon footprint of its completed developments. Its in-house Sustainability Working Group, which operates under the chairmanship of CEO, Russell Denness, has identified a number of ways to reduce its carbon emissions over a set timescale. The purchase of the company's first fully electric JCB machine, is one of many steps that the company is taking towards achieving net zero operations.