JCB X Series Excavators headed to the beach for the Red Bull Quicksand races
A pair of hardworking JCB machines, the workhorses of the construction world, soaked up the summer sun on the beach, but it’s very much a busman’s holiday as the giant 20 tonne JCB X Series excavator and JCB wheeled loader were drafted in to build the brutal beach obstacle race course in Margate, Kent.
As Official Build Partner to Saturday’s Red Bull Quicksand race, the two JCB X Series excavators transformed the beach into a one-mile race-course of trenches, rollers and sandcastles the height of two double-decker buses to test 700 runners to the limit.
JCB Head of Sponsorships Edd Hood, said: “Red Bull is renowned the world over for its awe-inspiring events and innovative content. Partnering with Red Bull is therefore extremely exciting as we can not only assist in the creation of the Series infrastructure but showcase our machines to a very relevant audience as they transform the beach in Margate.
“JCB machines are world leaders and building this course perfectly demonstrates their versatility and practicality.
“We look forward to developing our relationship with Red Bull Quicksand and partnering on a series of other exciting events throughout the year.”