For the first time JCB has started to sell machines online to support businesses with their plant requirements during the Covid-19 lockdown

JCB has introduced the new order online option to support businesses with their plant requirements.

Now Poole-based Focal Landscapes has purchased a JCB 8008 micro excavator and a HTD-5 tracked dumper direct via the website  – with order to delivery taking less than a week.

Focal Landscapes owner, Marc Woodward, said: “I discovered the option to buy online via Twitter. I then placed my order on the website and the machine was here in less than a week. The online buying experience is really, really simple.

“You get all the benefits of an online purchase, but you also start a relationship with the manufacturer. That gives access to JCB Finance and JCB support.

“I’ve already been introduced to my local JCB dealer Holt JCB and been able to purchase a range of attachments for my new excavator.”

Woodward added: “In terms of the products themselves, it was an easy choice. They get through small gaps and work efficiently in small spaces.

“The micro is a great machine, so capable, it is amazing how much work it can do. I grew up with JCB; it’s a British brand and now more than ever I want to support that.”

Support machine requirements

JCB UK and Ireland sales director Steve Smith, added: “We are determined to support our customers’ machine requirements during the challenging current Covid-19 crisis.

“The new service gives customers the ability to buy some of JCB’s most popular products online, directly from the manufacturer, with no need to meet face-to-face or leave their homes.”

The machines available to purchase on line are the 8008 micro excavator; the16C-1, 18Z-1 and 8026 mini excavators; the HTD5 Dumpster; the 1T-2 site dumper and S1930 and S2632 scissor lifts.


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