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FOUR NEW CAT BACKHOE LOADERS

Caterpillar announces four new backhoe loader models that build on the success of the Cat F2® Series backhoe loaders. The new line consists of the Cat® 428, 432, 434 and the 444 models, replacing the 428F2, 432F2, 434F2 and the 444F2 machines respectively. The new Cat backhoe loaders offer similar model platforms throughout the line to deliver component commonality and operating similarities throughout range. These machines will also display the new Cat trade dress and nomenclature, which removes model suffixes. A redesigned operator control system incorporates analog machine gauges with…

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750,000th JCB Backhoe!

JCB today celebrated a unique milestone as its 750,000th backhoe loader rolled off the production line. The landmark machine was driven off the line at the company’s factory in Rocester, Staffordshire – the very location where the first JCB backhoe was manufactured almost 70 years ago. It was in 1953 that company founder, the late Joseph Cyril Bamford CBE, conceived the idea of the JCB backhoe loader, which created, for the first time, a single machine which combined a front shovel and rear excavator arm. In its first full year…

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2018 Encouraging for Mecalac!

According to insight from Systematics International, 2018 was a successful year for UK construction equipment sales. More than 24,000 units were registered demonstrating year-on-year growth of more than 4%. Mecalac Construction Equipment UK Ltd, a global leader in the design and manufacture of compact plant solutions, has experienced this success first-hand – in particular, for its highly-acclaimed backhoe loader range. According to the company’s latest sales figures, UK registrations increased by 34% year-on-year (2017-2018), while export volumes similarly continued to rise. The company credits this hike to a strong national…

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The Great British Backhoe

Taking the controls of a JCB Backhoe Loader proved the icing on the cake for TV’s favourite baker Mary Berry on the opening day of Chatsworth Country Fair. The showstopping duo proved a recipe for success when Mary took to the cab of one of eight JCB Dancing Diggers ahead of the magical machines’ performance at the Peak District extravaganza. The Dancing Diggers took to the stage in the Grand Ring at Chatsworth Country Fair performing their gravity defying routines on Saturday and Sunday.

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Magnificent Seven

A Somerset-based construction firm has ordered a further three new JCB 3CX Compact models after the outstanding performance of its first four models. Connor Construction (Southwest) Ltd, which specialises in the hire of plant and labour to the UK and global highways industry, initially ordered four of the brand new JCB backhoe loaders from dealer Holt JCB in Summer 2016. The company was so impressed by the performance of the new 3CX Compact models, that is has now added a further three to its fleet. Connor Construction (Southwest) Ltd’s Director…

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JCB takes the Conway

One of the UK’s leading infrastructure services companies has made a huge investment in JCB equipment with a 38–machine deal worth in excess of £1.5 million. FM Conway has bought the machines – which include excavators ranging from 1–22 tonnes and several of JCB’s iconic 3CX backhoe loaders – to expand its extensive plant and equipment fleet. Supplied by dealer Greenshields JCB, the new models will be working on major highways and public realm projects across London – on behalf of clients including Westminster City Council and Transport for London.…

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JCB advances on German front

BAUMA 2016 will see the international launch of a range of new products from JCB – including the innovative 3CX Compact backhoe loader and four wheeled loaders with Command Plus cabs. In addition JCB’s range of site dumpers from one to 10 tonnes – already being sold with great success in the UK and France – will be launched to the German market. JCB Chief Innovation and Growth Officer Tim Burnhope said: “2016 is an important year for JCB with the launch of some great new products. Bauma will be…

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Makes you proud to be British

As JCB celebrates its 70th birthday, we look back at our own memories of a Great British company. I first visited the JCB World Headquarters in April 1989, and to say it was a flying visit is the understatement of the Century. I was part of the two-man route-finding and navigation team that successfully steered HE Services’ Hugh Edeleanu and his modified 3CX “Landshuttle” to a John O’Groats to Lands End speed record. As part of that record attempt, our convoy swung through the JCB headquarters where the manufacturer had…

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