JCB donates equipment to Sulawesi following deadly earthquake and tsunami

The donated machines can lift loads weighing several tonnes Credit: JCB

Staffordshire based manufacturing company JCB has donated $250,000 worth of equipment to the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi following the earthquake and tsunami which has killed more than 1,400 people.

JCB has sent two Loadall telescopic handlers complete with powerful grab attachments to the region.

The machines can lift loads weighing several tonnes.

The scale of this natural disaster has shocked people all over the world and JCB always tries to help wherever these catastrophes occur. I hope our donation can speed up clear-up operations and help with subsequent redevelopment.

JCB Chairman Lord Bamford

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