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How many machines have you made all together?

How many backhoe Loaders have been sold by JCB?

JCB has sold over 400,000 Backhoe Loader since we produced the first in 1953.

How many machines have you made all together?

How many nuts and bolts are used to make all the JCB Backhoe Loaders you make in a year?

Over 14 million nuts and bolts

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Which is the fastest backhoe Loader?

The Fastest BHL is the JCB GT has a top speed of 120mph with 7.4 liter 1000 hp engine

How much diesel does a 3CX use per hour on average?

How much diesel does a 3CX use per hour on average?

The amount of diesel a 3CX uses will depend on what it is doing during that hour. It could be driving on the road (what we term 'roading') or loading dumper trucks using it's front bucket or excavating ground with it's excavating arm.
On average a 3CX will use 11 litres per hour of diesel when it is excavating ground, however this will depend on the type of ground (soft soil or hard, compacted soil) and how much machine is working during the hour.

How long does it take to build a JCB backhoe loader

How long does it take to build a JCB backhoe loader

It takes 2 days to assemble a JCB Backhoe Loader on our production line. Our factory is near Uttoxeter in Staffordshire, however we also build Backhoe Loaders in the USA, India, Brazil and China.

What is the difference between the JCB 4CX and a 3CX?

What is the difference between the JCB 4CX and a 3CX?

The initials 1CX, 2CX, 3CX, 4CX refer to different sizes of the Backhoe Loader, 1CX being the smallest and the 4CX being the biggest. However there are a few more differences between the 4 machines.

  • 1CX is a compact model with skid steer manoeuvrability.
  • 2CX balances manoeuvrability and performance. This is also compact machine but with 4x4x4 steering, mechanical parallel lift loader and powerful excavator is great in small areas.
  • 3CX and 4CX both have mechanical parallel lift loaders for lifting really heavy loads. The 4CX also has a JCB Powershift gearbox as standard for great performance, ease of operation and control.
How many machines have you made all together?

What is a JCB micro excavator?

Micro Excavator is a small wonder from JCB. Small enough to fit through doorways, strong enough to do the work of ten men! The JCB micro excavator is a truly remarkable machine. It is remarkable not only for its size, but also for the fact that it is very powerful. Able to access areas that were previously out of reach, they can track through a standard 2ft 6in doorway.

How many tonnes of steel do you use in a year? Were does all of the left over scrap metal go?

How many tonnes of steel do you use in a year?

Every year, the Backhoe Loader factory uses 60,000 tonnes of iron and steel - enough to build the Forth rail bridge. The Loadall factory uses 26,000 tonnes of sheet steel - equivalent to the weight of 107 jumbo jets.

How many machines have you made all together?

How many machines have you made all together?

At the end of 2007, JCB had produced 702,387 machines since 1954 (which is when our records start).

Why is the location of your headquarters in the countryside?

Why is the location of your headquarters in the countryside?

JCB headoffice is located in the countryside because of its company history. JCB was founded in 1945 by Joseph Cyril Bamford who lived near Uttoxeter. His first product was a tipping trailer and he produced these in a rented lock-up garage in Uttoxeter. In 1947 he moved to new premises in Crakemarsh Hall and took on his first full-time employees. The business grew and by 1950 it was producing the 'Major Loader' the fore-runner to the 'digger' you see today. In 1951, the company moved to the old Witshire United Dairies milk and cheese factory and former cattle market on the outskits of the village of Rocester. The site was renamed Lakeside Works and today this is where JCB has its global headqarters and has factories producing Telescopic Handlers and Backhoe Loaders.

Why are there so many different types of JCB machine?

Why are there so many different types of JCB machine?

There are many different JCB machines which do different jobs. For example, Excavators are great at digging and also at demolishing buildings, Wheeled Loaders are strong machines specifically designed to collect material and load it into Dumper Trucks. Loadalls are experts at lifting heavy loads and the Backhoe Loader is famous for its versitility, i.e being able to do many different types of job. Each type of machine has different models, usually because we produce different sized machines, some small enough to drive inside a house to those big machines needed for heavy duty work in quarries or on big building sites.
You will find more information about the different types of JCB machine in the Information section of the JCBexplore website.

How does the JCB Torquelock work?

How does the JCB Torquelock work?

Torquelock engages in top gears, eliminating torque converter slippage. This means that when it is engaged, Torquelock reduced fuel consumption and decreases travel time. Torquelock is the world's first fully automated lock-up torque converter and comes as an option on powershift and autoshift transmissions.

What is the speed of the JCB Backhoe?

What is the speed of the JCB Backhoe?

The maximum speed of the 3CX model is 21.6 miles per hour.

How much does it cost to run a JCB?

How much does it cost to run a JCB?

The cost of running a JCB Backhoe Loader depends on how you use the JCB machine. Different parts will wear at different rates and the fuel consumption will vary on how much the machine is used. For example it is is used everyday on a building site, excavating and also clearing rubble, then it will use a lot of diesel and both the bucket and scoop will be used, meaning at some point they will need replacing as the teeth wear out. I have spoken to the Backhoe Loader senior engineer and he informs me that each machine needs servicing at regular intervals. The oil and the oil filter needs changing every 500 hours of use. The fuel filter is changed every 1000 hours of use. Therefore the more you use a machine, the more often it will need to be serviced, adding to the cost of running it.

What age was Mr. JCB when he died?

What age was Mr. JCB when he died?

Mr JCB (Joseph Cyril Bamford) died in 2001 in London aged 84 years old.

Why are JCB and CAT machines both yellow?

Why are JCB and CAT machines both yellow?

CAT was the first company to have yellow machines. JCB machines were initially blue and red, before they too became yellow. This was mainly because the colour yellow had become associated with safety on a building site. The reason for this is that you are much more likely to notice a yellow machine or object in your periphery vision ( by that I mean what you see out of the corner of your eye,) than any other colour. Nowadays most construction machines are yellow for safety reasons.

How much does a JCB weigh?

How much does a JCB weigh?

We produce many different machines. Here are some examples of what different ones weigh:

  • A JCB 8008 micro excavator weighs only 950 kilos.
  • A JCB 1CX backhoe loader weighs 1,530 kilos
  • A JCB 3CX backhoe loader weighs 8,070 kilos
  • A JCB Fastrac 8250 tractor weighs 10,640 kilos
  • A JCB Vibromax VM200D road roller weighs 19,700 kilos
  • A JCB 460L tracked excavator weighs 46,820 kilos

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