JCB has announced that it has won an order to supply more than a thousand diggers.
Digby, Lord Jones, Ambassador of JCB Corporate said they they are thrilled about the news.
The machines were unveiled at the comany's plant in Rocester.
Half of the diggers will stay in the UK and half will go to the United States.
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