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JCB Cab Systems Factory!

Construction work on the new £50 million JCB Cab Systems factory is forging ahead as it targets a summer opening. The shell of the 350,000 sq ft plant next to JCB Heavy Products and the World Parts Centre at Uttoxeter is on course to be completed slightly ahead of schedule ready for high-tech production line facilities to be installed from March onwards. The investment, one of the biggest in the company’s history, will create the most advanced and productive cab facility in the world with a computer controlled production line,…

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JCB to the rescue!

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has added a JCB Teletruk to its range of front line fire fighting and emergency rescue equipment. The Teletruk is deployed at waste and rural fires where it is used to move bailed and bulky items to support improved firefighting tactics, reduce the risk of fire spread, improve firefighter and public safety and limit the potential for environmental impact during the firefighting process. It will also be used at fire scenes during the clean up and ‘dampening down’ phase of an operation, where there is…

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Excavators Latest News 

X Series Prodigy

Teenager Blair Hughes has landed a dream job as a digger driver – and got straight behind the controls of a brand new excavator costing more than £100,000. Ever since he was a young boy Blair Hughes, 17 has wanted to operate machines. Now his wish has come true after landing a job with the Glasgow-based Clearwater Group, operating a new generation JCB X-Series excavator, which has been launched to great acclaim following a £110 million investment. Blair joined Clearwater straight from school and the company supported him through CPCS…

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Generators Latest News 

JCB Generate Rapid Growth

Mather + Stuart Power Solutions, the power generation division of leading equipment rental firm A-Plant, has placed an order with Greenshields JCB for124 rental specification generators, to meet the demands of its rapid fleet expansion. In a deal worth £4.5 million, the company will take JCB G150RS models, the G200RS and the G250RS. The deal also includes the larger G300RS and the G500RS model. The order is part of an on-going, long-term supply partnership between the two companies, providing a wide range of power outputs in line with Mather +…

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JCB open Edinburgh depot

JCB Chairman Lord Bamford has today officially opened a brand new Scot JCB depot in Edinburgh – over six times the size of its predecessor – which is set to bring several new jobs to the region. Located in Sighthill, approximately five miles west of the city centre and a quarter of a mile from existing Scot JCB depot, the brand new facility follows a massive investment by Scot JCB to further enhance its service to customers across the East of Scotland. New roles created by the move will include…

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JCB Through and Through

Coventry-based Tom White Waste (TWW) has added a further four JCB machines to the range of materials handling equipment (MHE) in operation at its recycling centre in Coventry. The new additions mean that TWW’s MHE fleet is now comprised entirely of JCB equipment. The latest order is made up of three JS20MH wheeled material handlers and a 560-80WM Loadall – the most powerful unit in the JCB telehandler range. Long-established JCB dealer, Gunn JCB, has supplied TWW’s new equipment and the company is also responsible for the ongoing service and…

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Backhoe Loaders Latest News 

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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Generators Latest News 

Falcon’s Fleet of JCB

The UK’s largest tower crane supplier has invested in a fleet of JCB diesel generators with an order for 18 units. Falcon Tower Crane Services Ltd is buying a fleet of JCB’s new rental generators, including G100RS, G150RS and G200RS offering power outputs of 100kVA, 150kVA and 200kVA. The company has evolved from a regional tower crane supplier to an international brand, selling and renting tower cranes all over the world. Falcon Tower Crane Services has responded to demand in recent years, to include a power division hiring diesel generators…

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Excavators Latest News 

Grand Tour of JCB

TV celebrity Richard Hammond today got behind the controls of two of the world’s most innovative machines manufactured for the construction and agricultural industries. The Grand Tour presenter visited JCB’s World Headquarters at Rocester, Staffordshire and JCB Heavy Products in Uttoxeter where he put the company’s high-powered machines through their paces. He took the controls of the brand new 20-tonne tracked excavator, the 220X, which was launched earlier this year following a £110 million development programme. Next for a test drive was the high speed JCB Fastrac 8000 Series tractor,…

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Customer Hails the X Series

One of the first new JCB X Series tracked excavators to roll of the production line has been put straight to work just a few miles away from the JCB factory where it was built. Purchased by Ashbourne-based civil engineering contractor PM Harris Ltd and supplied by dealer Gunn JCB, the machine is carrying out groundworks at JCB’s own Compact Products and Earthmovers factories in Cheadle, Staffordshire. It is working alongside existing JCB tracked excavators and site dumpers from the PM Harris fleet as part of the company’s contract to…

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