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As JCB is the pride of the UK manufacturing industry, you will always find plenty of used JCB machines for sale here at Plantpages. JCB manufactures a huge range of machines, from backhoe loaders to generators and everything in between. Use the filters to narrow your search for the perfect piece of JCB Equipment for sale. Read on to find out more about the UK’s largest construction equipment manufacturer and the world’s largest manufacturer of backhoe loaders.
JCB has a long history of production of construction equipment in the UK from its Staffordshire base. Starting in 1945 manufacturing trailers, JCB made their first backhoe loader in 1953 and has branched out into related machinery ever since.
The JCB Loadall telehandler came as early as 1978.
This heritage means that JCB is prolific in the UK and their brand is often used by the public when talking about a backhoe loader – let’s face it, it’s easier to say ‘JCB’.
Parts are therefore readily available and JCB machines are typically well regarded in the used machinery market, which means strong residuals.
It is indeed a long list, from Access platforms – JCB make electric scissor lifts – the models start with ‘S’ for scissor and end in ‘E’ for electric.
Moving down the list comes the ubiquitous Backhoe Loader. JCB claim that nearly half the world’s backhoe loaders are made by JCB (thanks to their maga factory in India).
The ‘3C’ model designation has been running since the early 1960s – although it has gained an ‘X’ over the years. However, the models have evolved and include the 4CX and 5CX.
Moving to Compaction equipment, in 2005, JCB bought the German manufacturer, Vibromax. The company now promotes the CT range of twin drum vibratory tandem rollers.
‘D’ is for Dumpster – these small, tracked machines are now available in diesel or electric power.
JCB Forklifts are marketed under the Teletruk range – these are telescopic forklifts, unlike most that operate on a column – they are a cross between a traditional forklift and a telehandler. More popular are JCB’s rough terrain forklifts – the 900 range covering 926 to 940
JCB Generators come in a broad range from just 18kVa to 770kVa and now include electric power packs and stage V diesels.
JCB Make a range of Lighting towers – under the ‘LT’ range (they had their best team on that one).
After the backhoe loaders, JCB are famous for their Mini-diggers. The company makes a wide range of mini-excavators from 0.8 to 10 tonnes. Check the model numbers for tail swing (CTS) and zero tail swing (ZTS).
JCB Site Dumpers differ from the pedestrian ‘Dumpsters’ thanks to their size and operator position. They come in different sizes from just one-tonne right up to 9 tonnes. Up to 3-tonnes, the operator is in the open air – heavier machines from 6 tonnes come equipped with cabins for driver comfort.
Alongside the JCB Skid steer loaders we like to include the tracked version. These models end in the letter ‘T’, whereas the wheeled skid steers simply use numbers, such as the 155 or 215. Check out also JCB’s teleskid range of skid steer telehandlers.
JCB’s main Telehandler range is marketed under the ‘Loadall’ brand. Breaking down the model designation, using the 516-40 as an example, the ‘5’ is the telehandler range, the 16 is the 1.6 tonnes maximum lift capacity and the 40 is the 4-metre maximum lift height. There are high-viz versions that have lower boom mountings which give the operator a better all-round view.
JCB Tracked Excavators have been traditionally marketed under the JS model range and have more recently added the new 16-28-tonne ‘X Series’ to their tracked excavator range.
JCB distinguish their wheeled excavators from the tracked versions with a ‘W’ at the end of the model number – so the JS160W is definitely a wheeled, not tracked excavator. The newest member of the JCB wheeled excavator family is the Hydradig range – it look totally differnt and JCB claim it is the answer to improved visibility, stability, manoeuvrability, mobility and serviceability.
JCB Wheel loaders have been part of the JCB range for more than 50 years – the broad range starts at 2.5 tonnes and reaches a whopping 20 tonnes for their 457 wheeled loader.
JCB is celebrating 70 years of manufacturing its backhoe loader with the unveiling Platinum Editions of the 3CX and 4CX models. Company founder Joseph Cyril Bamford CBE invented the backhoe concept and the first JCB model was manufactured in 1953 after he combined a lightweight backhoe with a Major Loadall tractor loader. It created, for the first time, a single machine which combined a front shovel and rear excavator arm. While it took 20 years for JCB to build its 50,000 backhoes, under the leadership of JCB Chairman Anthony Bamford, more than 900,000 have now been made. JCB has been…>
A groundworks and civil engineering specialist has hailed the outstanding performance, fuel efficiency and operator environment of its new JCB 140X tracked excavator. Luton-based Harkmac Construction Ltd bought the 15-tonne JCB 140X specifically for drainage and foundation work on groundworks contracts for its leading housebuilding clients. Supplied by dealer Watling JCB, the new machine has immediately excelled on a new-build residential development in Bedfordshire. Dean McElroy, Harkmac Construction Ltd’s Managing Director commented, “We chose JCB for its well-established reputation for manufacturing high quality construction equipment and the excellent aftersales service.” “The machine's performance has been outstanding, even exceeding our already…>
The biggest fleet of JCB Pothole Pros - a machine which fixes potholes in eight minutes flat - is set to hit the road in the UK after one of the country’s leading hirers placed a massive order for 50 machines. Commercial asset supplier Dawsongroup has already bought 11 JCB Pothole Pros – but all are now out on long-term hire with councils up and down the country, with more urgently needed. Demand for the machines is huge, especially given the Asphalt Industry Alliance’s (AIA) Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance survey estimating that there are a record £14 billion worth…>
JCB has announced it is set to build a new factory in North America which will create 1,500 new jobs over the next five years. The construction of the 720,000 sq ft (67,000m²) factory will begin early next year on a 400-acre site in San Antonio, Texas. The new facility will manufacture machines largely for customers in North America, the world’s biggest market for construction equipment. The plant will be the second JCB factory in North America, where the company began manufacturing in Savannah, Georgia, in 2001. JCB North America already employs 1,000 people. Details of the products to be…>
Malcolm Harrison is showing some of the backhoe loaders available at the Prees sale taking place on the 16th September. Pictured front and centre is a 2000 Sitemaster 3CX 4WD backhoe with cross lever controls, forks and a 4 in 1 bucket and plenty of additional buckets to suit multiple tasks. This machine is joined by a range of machinery from access platforms to wheeled loaders and excavators to rollers. Check out the advert on page 18 for full details of this Saturday's sale. Remember, there's always tonnes of farm machinery for sale at our sister site www.farmmachinerypages.co.uk If you…>