JCB mini excavators – A Family – Owned, Global Company

Based in Rochester, New England, JCB or J.C. Bamford Excavators, Limited manufactures construction equipment, including, but not limited to, excavators. The company has 17 factories in countries other than the United Kingdom. The US factory is located in Pooler, Georgia. This 500,000 square foot facility near Savannah, Georgia serves over 120 distributors in the United States and Canada. JCB was founded in 1945 by Joseph Cyril Bamford. JCB is still family owned. In fact, JCB is the biggest privately-owned construction company in the world. One of their clients is the US Army, purchasing armored backhoe loaders (High Mobility Engineer Excavator) for use in Iraq and Afghanistan. The company manufactures eleven JCB mini excavators in the 8000 series.

JCB 8065

The 8000 series compact excavators range in weight from 2,094 pounds to 18,188 pounds. Digging depths go from 5 feet 6 inches to 13 feet 10 inches. JCB mini excavators have horsepower that measures from 12.7 to 58. The smallest model (Micro 8008) is so small, it can fit through doorways. The tubular boom encases the hoses, protecting them from worksite damage. Despite its small size, the Micro 8008 provides the operator with plenty of leg space. Operation is easy with independent function controls. The open cab is made safer with a Tip Over Protection Structure (TOPS) that can be mounted on the front or back of the vehicle.

The largest JCB mini excavator is model number 8080. The enclosed cab is made primarily of tinted glass to provide maximum visibility. It is also large and comfortable for the operator, reducing noise and allowing enough room even for larger men. Even in the larger sizes, JCB compact excavators rotate 360 degrees with zero tail swing technology. The water-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-cylinder in-line, direct injection, diesel, turbo-charged and intercooled engine provides incredible power and force to break into harder ground for difficult earth-moving jobs.

JCB HT 830

The JCB company believes in answering to the customer rather than shareholders. The privately owned company makes an investment in research and development to bring innovation to its clientele. Safety, sustainability, quality, productivity, and cost-efficiency of JCB mini excavators are all areas they seek to continually improve. The black and yellow JCB logo has become so synonymous with heavy equipment that many British people refer to a front-end loader as a JCB, just as many Americans refer to facial tissues as Kleenex. The JCB Display Team (Dancing Diggers) tours agricultural shows and creates videos showing off the versatility and safety of the JCB products through entertaining stunts.

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One Comment

  1. Posted August 18, 2011 at 2:26 am |

    Incidentally, I am looking for a mini excavator for my need. I am still confused in choosing the best mini excavators. After I read this information, I decided to choose a JCB mini excavator because I think its features correspond to what I am looking for. Thank you for the information…

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