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JCB expands its E-TECH range of zero-emissions machines with the launch of its first-ever electric Loadall telescopic handler model. More than 43 years after the company pioneered the concept of telescopic handlers, JCB is introducing the 505-20E, a fully electric version of the popular Loadall. Designed to deliver the same performance as the conventional diesel-powered machine, the 505-20E offers a...
JCB was founded on October 23rd, 1945 by the late Joseph Cyril Bamford in a tiny lock-up garage in the Staffordshire market town of Uttoxeter in the UK. JCB was founded on October 23rd, 1945 by the late Joseph Cyril Bamford in a tiny lock-up garage in the Staffordshire market town of Uttoxeter in the UK. It was the same day...
Since 1976, Neil Smith has represented JCB, the world’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of construction, agriculture, and defense equipment, in a number of roles, most recently as the head of the company’s North American demonstration team.  But you can also find him in the Guinness Book of World Records as the holder of the record for the longest trip made...
The DLA contract qualifies JCB to supply heavy equipment machines to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. federal and international agencies, and foreign governments as authorized throughout the world. JCB has been awarded a share of a Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) contract as part of the DLA’s Heavy Equipment Procurement Program. The contract gives JCB eligibility to provide construction...
The JCB 19C-1 electric mini excavator has been awarded the UK Royal Academy of Engineering’s 2020 MacRobert Award. The MacRobert Award recognizes product innovation. JCB is today celebrating the news that its electric mini excavator has scooped one of the world’s most prestigious prizes for engineering innovation. The UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering has today announced that JCB’s ultra-quiet and zero...
JCB has been awarded a contract to supply the U.S. military with a fleet of specialised high speed excavators over the next eight years in a deal worth up to $269 million (£217 million). The deal centres on the supply of High Mobility Engineer Excavators (HMEEs) for the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. Prototypes of the machine - capable of...
JCB has developed the construction industry’s first-ever hydrogen-powered excavator as it continues to lead the sector on zero and low carbon technologies, the company announced today. The 20-tonne 220X excavator powered by a hydrogen fuel cell has been undergoing rigorous testing at JCB’s quarry proving grounds for more than 12 months. The exciting development means JCB is the first construction...
The new JCB Series III agricultural telehandlers feature an all new, next generation cab designed specifically to meet the needs of the agricultural customer. The new JCB Series III agricultural telehandlers are designed specifically for agricultural customers, feature the JCB Command Plus cab, and include several other enhancements including increased lift capacity.  These new features allow operators to be more...
Two pieces of the JCB range of equipment have received awards from EquipmentWatch. The JCB 411, members of the wheel loader range have received the Highest Retained Value Award (HRVA) in the wheel loaders-small (1-134hp) category. And the JCB JS160 excavator received the Lowest Cost of Ownership (LCO) Award in the excavators, crawler (6.1-20.1 MT) category. The HRVA award recognizes...
A new addition to the JCB Loadall telescopic handler range is aimed specifically for the livestock farming sector, according to the British machinery giant. Dubbed the Loadall 532-60 AGRI, according to John Smith, managing director of JCB Agriculture – “The machine has the potential to improve productivity on dairy and other livestock farms, while keeping ownership costs in check”. The Loadall 532-60 slots...