Contractor invests in first JCB X Series excavators


A Nottingham-based civil engineering and groundworks contractor has invested in a fleet of JCB machinery—including its first-ever X Series models—in a deal worth more than £3 million.

Hilliard Civil Engineering has bought the new machines, which include JCB 245XR and 140X tracked excavators, site dumpers, midi excavators, Loadall telescopic handlers, and compaction rollers.

Supplied by dealer TC Harrison JCB, the new machines are working on a range of housebuilding, road construction, and sewerage projects across the Midlands region, including the first zero-carbon home site in Nottinghamshire.

Hilliard Civil Engineering Joint Managing Director, Matt Hilliard said: “We buy JCB because they are a highly reputable British brand. Having been among the first to purchase JCB’s cabbed site dumpers, which have been excellent, we wanted to branch out and try JCB’s wider range.

“We tested the X Series machines in a tough quarry environment and found them to be very impressive, so we quickly placed our first-ever order for these excavators. They are performing very well, and our operators find them comfortable and easy to use. We are very pleased with our purchase.”

Established in 1995 by Joint Managing Directors Matt and Kerry Hilliard’s late father, Matt Hilliard Senior, the company specialises in civil engineering and groundworks services across the UK. Hilliard Civil Engineering strives to deliver cost-effective and reliable groundworks services to all customers and has grown to become one of the leading groundworks and civil engineering contractors in the Midlands.


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