Two JCB excavators and a wheel-loading shovel were bought by the international charity Oxfam and donated to the not-for-profit organization Disaster Waste Recovery, which is clearing damaged houses and recycling the resulting debris in a poor area of Haiti’s capital Port-Au-Prince.
The JCB JS220XD and JS145W excavators are working in partnership demolishing damaged properties and loading a crusher and screening plant.
The order also included a JCB HM156OQ Hammermaster breaker and a JCB MP200U multi-processor attachment for use on the JS220XD and a JCB HM860Q Hammermaster breaker for the JS145W. JCB provided seven days of onsite operator training in Haiti.
JCB has made significant contributions to Haiti relief efforts with chairman Sir Anthony Bamford donating two JCB 3CX backhoe loaders worth $150,000 to help with relief efforts immediately after the earthquake.