JCB

SoCal JCB came under new management in April, as long time equipment veteran Brady Colton took over the reins of the Fontana location which had previously been operated as a corporate store. As Dealer-Principal, Colton will be responsible for all aspects of the dealership.

JCB is 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 announced that JCB's ultra-quiet and zero emissions 19C-1E electric mini excavator has won the 2020 MacRobert Award.

JCB has been awarded a contract to supply the U.S. military with a fleet of specialized high speed excavators over the next eight years in a deal worth up to $269 million. The deal centers on the supply of High Mobility Engineer Excavators (HMEEs) for the U.S.

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 productive, while the new Command Plus cab provides operators with enhanced comfort, quietness and all-round visibility, according to the manufacturer.

JCB in the United Kingdom is poised to re-start production at a factory closed as a result of the Coronavirus crisis in order to join the global effort to manufacture ventilators, the company announced March 30. JCB received a direct appeal from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to help plug the national ventilator shortage and to help save lives of Coronavirus patients.

Company Wrench held JCB Equipment Demo Day at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 28. The event attracted construction contractors, municipal maintenance employees and landscape contractors from around the Columbus metro and surrounding areas.

JCB celebrated a unique milestone as its 750,000th backhoe loader rolled off the production line in Rocester, Staffordshire — the very location where the first JCB backhoe was manufactured almost 70 years ago. In 1953 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 combining a front shovel and rear excavator arm.

JCB Power Products launched its range of RS generators designed specifically for the North American rental market. The range includes five Tier IV Final-compliant, delivering prime power output of 56 kW (70 kVA) to 500 kW (625 kVA). Additional features of the JCB RS Generator range include: Five models: G70RS produces 56 kW (70 kVA); G125RS produces 100 kW (125 kVA); G220RS produces 175 kW (220 kVA); G400RS produces 320 kW (400 kVA); G625RS produces 500 kW (625 kVA).

JCB and Extreme Sandbox collaborated with the Snickers brand, as they launched their new campaign, #SNICKERSFixTheWorld. Snickers hosted its #SNICKERSFixTheWorld event in downtown Miami, Fla., where the iconic chocolate brand invited professional athletes and media to share "why they dig" as they got behind the seat of two full-size JCB 150X excavators, each wrapped in special Snickers livery, to test their excavator operator skills under the supervision of heavy equipment instructors.

In what could be the heavy equipment industry's equivalent to music's British invasion of the ‘60s, JCB is poised to add significant new dealerships to the company's distribution network in Texas and beyond. An artist rendering of what the facility will look like upon completion.

Construction equipment manufacturer, JCB, was recently recognized by United Rentals Inc. as its 2019 Supplier of the Year. The award recognizes JCB for outstanding value, timely delivery, product support, training and procurement excellence. "Winning the coveted United Rentals Supplier of the Year award is a great honor for JCB and high praise from a vitally important customer we've been proud to partner with for more than 20 years," said Andrea Whelan, vice president of direct sales at JCB.