Jcb Construction EquipmentJCB is family-owned British company which has grown into one of the largest manufacturers of construction and agricultural machinery in the world. The company was founded by Joseph Cyril Bamford in 1945, and he began by making and selling trailers. By 1950 he and his staff of six had produced Europe’s first hydraulic tipping trailer, and in 1953 JCB released what was to be Bamford’s crucial innovation; the backhoe loader. This piece of equipment was extremely popular and helped JCB to grow into a large international company. Today, JCB has a range of over 300 pieces of equipment, and a turnover of billions of pounds a year. JCB also, as of 2010, sponsors a college academy in Arkwright Mill, Rocester. This academy will run specialist programmes, and the student will benefit from close links with, not only JCB, but also Rolls Royce and Toyota.
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JCB equipment for sale is recognisable by their distinctive yellow-and-black colouring, and the iconic logo, designed in 1957 by advertising designer Leslie Smith. JCB equipment is comprised of over 300 vehicles and pieces of machinery, but certain key products remain the backbone of the company, in particular the backhoe loader, excavators and tractors, although the range is extensive and includes dumper trucks, telehandlers, forklifts and compactors, including the Vibromax which are made at a separate facility in Germany. The backhoe loader market is still dominated by JCB, who introduced the vehicle to the world in 1953, and they also have a large share of the excavator market, having pioneered the hydraulic excavator in 1957. In 2004, JCB began to produce the first engine to be designed and manufactured by the company, the JCB444, a diesel engine. They also opened a factory in China, in a facility in Pudong near Shanghai, and JCB now employs close to 4000 people. 2008 saw JCB reinvigorate their British manufacturing base, demolishing the Uttoxeter site which had been with them for so long, and establishing a new state-of-the-art development near the A50. This site is dedicated to the manufacture of heavy machinery, and is part of the network of facilities that JCB own around Staffordshire and Wales, including sites in Cheadle, Rugely, Foston and Wrexham. 2008 also saw India become the single largets manufacturing hub for JCB, with their factory in Ballabgarh, Haryana, being the largest backhoe loader manufacturing facility in the world, both in terms of size and volume.
JCB are also famous for their ‘dancing diggers’; a display of backhoe loaders ‘dancing’ on their hydraulic arms. This originated in a display of the hydraulic failsafe systems on the arms, evolved into the spectacle that it is now. Aside from being a memorable demonstration that remains in people’s minds, it serves to demonstrate the incredible strength and flexibility of the backhoe loader.
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