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Centuries of Customer Service

A Family Business Since 1860

Bulk Excavations

J W Crowther have been providing bulk excavation, road sweeper services and site clearance services to clients in the construction industry for over 70 years. We are proud to have been working for a great number of clients for many decades and we believe that the repeat business we continue to receive is due to the fact that we always provide the highest service levels possible.

Tipper Plant Hire

Here at Crowthers, we have a fully maintained modern hire fleet of plant and equipment which is always being updated. We hire plant and vehicles to a variety of business including many local and nationally known house building, construction, reclamation and civil engineering companies.

Road Sweeper Services

We provide full contract and road sweeping services to numerous industrial, commercial, construction, civil engineering and utility companies, local authorities, retail outlets and supermarket chains. Our operators are all CSCS Registered.

Tankers & Environmental Services

JWC provides a comprehensive range of services including pressure cleaning & maintenance of drains, gulleys, interceptor & septic tank emptying, CCTV Drainage surveys & repairs. Including "No dig" repair techniques to a wide variety of customers including Civil Engineering Contractors, Builders, Estate Management companies, Retail Outlets & numerous other public & private sector clients.

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At JW Crowther we have an extensive and varied fleet of vehicles and can provide a number of services to our local area here in Yorkshire and further afield into surrounding areas with our road sweeper and tanker fleets. 


We have been delivering quality, reliable and cost effective services for over 159 years. During this time technology has moved on significantly from our first steam powered vehicles. We have ensured by constant re-investment that we always purchase and operate the latest equipment and technology. 


As a part of our Road sweeper services, we can assist our various customers with their requirements- be they construction sites and highways or retail units and private premises. Our road sweeper services include gully cleaning, pressure washing and hand lancing; we are able to carry these out due to our high-pressure sprayers, brooms and vacuum litter snatch which feature on every vehicle. These services allow us to help sites adhere to Health & Safety regulations by removing debris and reducing the amount of loose dirt and dust on site.


In addition to our road sweeper services, our expansive fleet also includes a variety of vehicles covering a multitude of disciplines. JW Crowther’s can carry out or assist with bulk excavations, whether you need us to source and supply aggregates and top soil or to carry out the excavation and remove the materials from site. More and more sites are needing to carry out deep bulk excavations to accommodate basement structures, due to land prices, so we can be on hand to lend an extra scoop and sets of wheels to get the job completed faster. 

Our 8-wheel tippers are available to shift planings, aggregates and soils as well as hazardous wastes to the appropriate disposal location. As well as our tipper and plant hire we also have a variety of machinery and excavators that can be hired to work alongside our tippers or independently to meet all your haulage needs. We can also provide tankers and environmental services to your site; helping you to clear drains, empty septic tanks or to pump water after flooding. 

We ensure you receive safe and documented liquid waste disposal. We can carry out CCTV drainage surveys and ‘no dig’ drain repairs alongside other drain maintenance works. Here at Crowther’s we operate our own workshops with in-house mechanical teams providing 24hr Vehicle maintenance support across our entire fleet- including our sub division The Gritting Company. These trained technicians ensure all our vehicles are in tip top condition at all times via our vehicle maintenance programme.

Who We Have Helped

Over the years we have worked with a whole host of companies, here is a small selection.

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