BOOMING INDUSTRY DRIVES BACKHOE LOADER DEMAND
A booming civil construction sector in NSW has encouraged one JCB Construction Equipment Australia (CEA) customer to invest in a new backhoe instead of sub-contracting the work.
Robson Civil Projects has been operating for over 50 years with three generations of family running and working within the business and covering projects that range from civil construction, road works, mine development and rehabilitation, rail and more.
Stuart Garland, Asset Manager at Robson Civil Projects, says that buying a new backhoe offered greater flexibility to take on project opportunities as they arise. Robson Civil Projects has chosen a JCB 3CX backhoe.
“Previously we would use sub-contractors but with NSW construction projects on the rise we decided it was time to buy our own backhoe so we can be ready for new work,” Stuart says.
The 3CX is currently deployed on the Sydney Metro Railway Station project, where it is proving versatile, safe and comfortable for operators to use all day.
Stuart says a lot of his sub-contractors use JCB machines so he was well aware of the product and industry reputation.
“We hadn’t owned a backhoe previously but with business continuing to increase we started talking with JCB in December last year. The comfort and visibility that JCB backhoes offer, plus the 3CX’s excellent value, made it a top choice for us right from the beginning.
“We were looking at four different backhoes but the 3CX is what stood out the most. Visibility was a major deciding feature for us. The health and safety of our operators is a key factor and the 3CX was able to tick all of the boxes and deliver with high performance, too. It’s the best fit for the job,” Stuart says.
Robson Civil Project employs around 200 people and Stuart says they will be looking to expand their JCB fleet as business continues to grow.
“The 3CX has excellent value for money. Between this machine and three or four sub-contractors on the go we’re in a good position, but with the current market we may look to add another backhoe in the near future.”