24 Feb 2020

One of the first new JCB 150X machines sold in Northern Ireland has been hailed as "the best machine in over 40 years" by an operator at a leading agricultural and groundworks contractor.

Purchased by County Down-based J.D. O'Hare, the 150X is part of JCB's 13-16 tonne range of X Series crawler excavators launched this year. Supplied by Dennison JCB, the new 150X model will be used on a range of drainage, site works and general farm work.

J.D. O'Hare Director, Brian O'Hare, said: "We chose the JCB 150X because of the bigger undercarriage which other machines in its class just don't have. This offers more stability and greater ground clearance, particularly in wet conditions. The machine also has bigger pumps and more power so really has the edge over the competition.

"The comfort levels are great. It is also good on fuel economy and user-friendly. Our operator is very happy with the machine and says it's the best machine he's worked on in over 40 years in the industry."

The JCB 150X, along with its smaller 131X and 140X stablemates join the existing 20-22-tonne X Series models launched last year and are more productive, durable, quieter and more comfortable than their predecessors.

TThe new JCB 150X shares many of the same quality materials and proven components as its highly acclaimed 20-tonne stablemate. Both benefit from a proven undercarriage with fully welded X frame construction, low in-cab noise of 67dB(A) and spacious JCB Command Plus cab.

Established for over 50 years, J.D. O'Hare is an agricultural and groundworks contractor based in Co. Down, Northern Ireland. The new JCB 150X joins a JS160 tracked excavator, two JS145 tracked excavators, 412, 416 and 419 wheeled loading shovels, a 526 Loadall telescopic handler, a 3CX Contractor and a 3CX Super in J.D. O'Hare's impressive fleet of JCB machines.