D&G Council Asked To Consider Purchasing Award Winning Rapid Pothole Repair Machine

The £165,000 machine, which can repair potholes four times quicker than standard methods, was launched by JCB earlier last year and has been tested out by Stoke On trent Council.

Councilor Pauline Drysdale, next to road desperate for repair in castle Douglas
Councilor Pauline Drysdale has raised the idea at the council’s communities committee recently, she stated “The JCB Pothole Pro would be most suitable and a definite plus for our geographical area, but it does of course depend on scrutiny by officers and councillors going forward.”
A JCB Spokesperson said ” The award-winning JCB Pothole Pro is a unique 3 in 1 solution specifically designed to sort out any pothole repair or large reinstatement operations, efficiently, economically and permanently. Because it comes with 3 dedicated attachments to cut, crop and clean, there’s no need for additional specialist equipment or extra manpower, saving you both time and money. And with a typical pothole repaired in 8 minutes, why compromise on a quick fix that won’t last, when you can have quick and permanent? In fact, all you need to add, is the tar.”


Councilor Drysdale Continued  ‘The JCB Pothole Pro is an all-in-one machine which could certainly tackle the pothole scourge across D&G. The equipment can repair a pothole four times faster than standard methods and half the cost of traditional solutions. Once the machine has done its job the contractor simply adds the tar. The final benefit is that it rapidly relocates between the sites which is ideal for the size of our large geographical area.’


‘’The machine has been a success in Stoke on Trent & you would think it was a no brainer. However, we are going into a financial crisis over the winter so all costs need to be fully scrutinised before a decision is made as it doesn’t include the costs of the tar as that is a separate operation whereby the tar gets added in after the machine has done its job, so therefore these costs must be looked at. The machine itself is around £160,000 the last time I looked which would cost the current council around £600 per month.  So, if the tar situation is applicable and manageable then this machine certainly needs looked at & considered going forward.’


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