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On the night shift

JCB’s brand new pothole fixer put in a night shift on the fast lane of the M6 – mending road defects in double quick time.  The JCB PotholePro was sent to fix holes on one of the motorway’s busiest stretches – junctions 14 and 15 between Stafford and Newcastle-under-Lyme – during two night-time lane closures.  The night shift on the 10 mile stretch was all part of a national demonstration programme to show how the innovative machine repairs potholes – permanently – in less than eight minutes flat.  JCB PotholePro…

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JCB backhoes turn PRO

JCB is introducing the 3CX, 4CX and 5CX PRO backhoe loaders, with the adoption of Stage V compliant engines on all models. The 3CX PRO is a two-wheel steer machine, the 4CX PRO boasts all-wheel steer for increased all-terrain performance and the four-wheel steer 5CX PRO delivers the ultimate backhoe loader specification for bulk earthmoving. For Stage V, the 4.4-litre JCB 444 engine has been replaced by the more powerful 4.8-litre JCB 448. The previous 68 kW rating becomes an 81 kW output, with 516Nm of torque, delivering leading roading…

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Ye Gods! CASE wins design award

CASE Construction Equipment has earned a 2020 Good Design Award® from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press for “Project Zeus”: the CASE 580 EV (electric vehicle) backhoe loader — the world’s first electric backhoe which is currently exclusive to the North American market. The award recognises “the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world”. This is the third CASE design to win in four years. CASE G Series wheel loaders were honoured in 2017, and the methane-powered concept…

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Video Exclusive – Backhoe Evolution

Received industry wisdom would have you believe that the reign of the backhoe loader is rapidly drawing to a close.   Some have suggested that – like the dinosaurs giving way to the rise of the mammals – the combined forces of mini excavators and telehandlers have stolen the backhoe loader’s crown; that this construction workhorse is about to be put out to pasture. But while the naysayers sound the death knell for the humble backhoe, those in the know insist that the machine’s race is far from over. In fact,…

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Master of all trades

Devon contractor Newenham Agri has re-affirmed its loyal allegiance to JCB backhoe loaders – by making the company’s flagship 4CX even more versatile. The Axminster-based agricultural and landscaping contractor has invested in the top of the range JCB backhoe after retiring its previous model following 10 years’ service. Supplied by Holt JCB, Newenham Agri’s latest 4CX ECO model comes complete with Engcon EC209 tiltrotator package and controls. The result is a high mobility, multi-purpose machine which has revolutionised operations for the customer across services including: grading, trenching, Devon bank hedging…

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Bobcat backs backhoe

Bobcat has launched a new generation backhoe attachment for the company’s skid-steer and compact track loaders. The new backhoe attachment converts a Bobcat loader into a powerful excavator, allowing customers to increase the versatility of their machines and the return on their investment. The new generation backhoe attachment is ideal for applications in construction, utility, road work, landscaping, and other industries. It is available in four configurations [the two Versatile (V) B32V and B35V models and the two Standard (S) B32S and B35S models] that offer a choice of digging…

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3CX takes centre Stage V

JCB has launched a new 55kW 3CX backhoe loader with EU Stage V compliant engine. This latest JCB 3CX takes the backhoe loader into a new decade, with a smart new look that features a revised Command Plus cab. There are four LED beacons integrated into the cab roof as standard, removing the need for magnetic beacons or drilling of the machine. The beacons can be clearly seen from all angles, improving site safety, while there is no requirement for the operator to have to climb up in the cold…

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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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