A Brief History of Coxon Brothers

Established in 1964, Coxon Brothers began by agricultural contracting in North Yorkshire and the North East, from their base in Exelby. As contracting was seasonal, and because there was a scarcity of plant in the area, David purchased his first JCB in 1968.

As business grew a JCB 6C was purchased in 1970 followed by a 6D in 1971. Coxon Brothers were then approached by the local Drainage Board to carry out the annual maintenance works and this has continued to be a substantial portion of our work over the last 40 years.

Civil engineering, drainage, pond and lake construction and river works have been added to the seasonal drainage board works. Priestman Mustang machines were used from the 1970’s until the 1990s when the demise of Priestman Excavators in Hull caused a return to the use of JCBs which have been employed ever since.

We currently used five JCB tracked excavators ranging from 7 to 16 tonnes, a 3CX wheeled machine plus a Fastrac. As all machines possess a large range of attachments from flail cutters to rock breakers most work requirements are covered.

During the last 40 years 200 ponds and lakes have been designed and built and extensive dredging and river works have been undertaken. Coxon Brothers is now moving into the second generation with James joining the business in 2005 having achieved his degree in Civil Engineering.

We look forward to the future with the ever challenging work place from small domestic ponds to large scale earthworks and river erosion control.

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