The machine manufacturer has introduced the new order online option for smaller plant to support businesses during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Dorset landscaping and groundworks contractor Focal Landscapes has become the first customer to place an order for a micro excavator and tracked dumpster.
Focal Landscapes owner Marc Woodward said: “I discovered the option to buy online via Twitter. I then placed my order on the website and the machine was here in less than a week.”
JCB UK and Ireland Sales Director Steve Smith said: “We are determined to support our customers’ machine requirements during the challenging current Covid-19 crisis.
“The new service gives customers the ability to buy some of JCB’s most popular products online, directly from the manufacturer, with no need to meet face-to-face or leave their homes.”
JCB machines available on direct.jcb.com include the 8008 micro excavator, mini excavators; a small tracked dumpster; 1t site dumper and smaller scissor lifts.