A squad of nine JCB Teletruk forklifts is playing a key role in preparing major stadiums that will host games during the 2010 World Cup soccer tournament in South Africa.
The JCB Teletruks will be used for general materials-handling duties during the final construction and fit-out stages of hospitality suites and visitor facilities in and around the six principal World Cup venues in time to welcome thousands of fans from around the world. All of the machines have been supplied by Clarklift South Africa, the JCB Industrial dealer in South Africa.
Two of the JCB Teletruks, manufactured by JCB Utility Products at its Cheadle plant in Staffordshire, U.K., have been deployed at Soccer City, Johannesburg, the main 94,000-capacity World Cup stadium that will stage the opening games as well as the 2010 World Cup final. Two machines are working at the Durban Stadium and at Cape Town’s Green Point Stadium, with one machine each at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rusenburg, Free State Stadium at Bloemfontein and Peter Mokaba Stadium at Polokwane.
JCB machines were also used at the 2006 World Cup, with a 22-tonne JCB JS220 tracked excavator used in the construction of the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.