All-in-one pothole repairing machine lands in NZ

In News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineNovember 10, 2023

An all-in-one pothole repairing machine that is revolutionising pothole repairs worldwide has arrived in New Zealand. The machine is designed and manufactured by JCB Construction in the UK.

The Pothole Pro repairs potholes in a fraction of the time and cost of current manual labour methods.

JCB says the machine:

  • Cuts, crops and cleans potholes
  • Is up to six times faster compared to two manual labourers (eight minutes per pothole compared to approximately 50 minutes for two workers)
  • Delivers consistently higher quality results than manual repairs
  • Improves safety by minimising time/need for workers being exposed to on-road repairs
  • Carries out all conventional excavator tasks – digging, trenching, loading and lifting

“One of the great features of the Pothole Pro is that it doesn’t need to be transported to site on the back of another truck or carrier – it can be driven directly to the pothole locations saving even more time and freeing up more labour and logistics,” said JCB Construction Sales Manager, Tony Hennessy.

The JCB Pothole Pro is distributed through Power Farming’s nationwide network of retail branches and they are well underway with demonstrations to roading-contractor potential  clients.