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AWJ Services
06-03-2006, 08:36 PM
I ran an 8052 which is a 5.2 ton Excavator most of the day.

It switches between ISO and SAE with a switch.



Dug some stumps up in some really hard dirt.No rain here too speak of in months.

What do ypu guys think of there Excavator.

They actually have 9 ton ZTS excavator that looks pretty good.

I guess I can not have too much equipment?

jazak
06-03-2006, 10:04 PM
I have seen their backhoes and they seem to perform just as good as CAT, Deere, or a Case.

Squizzy246B
06-04-2006, 06:18 AM
I try not to think about them...it makes my head hurt!:rolleyes:

Seriously, I'm sure we did this JCB thing before. Have you tried a search?. Xing should be able to help!.

And....Good machine...just don't like the service and support down here.

AWJ Services
06-04-2006, 10:43 AM
What we are not supposed to post first then search later?:)

I have been reading through some of the posts.

Thanks!

Tigerotor77W
06-04-2006, 02:09 PM
Xing should be able to help? Haha! I can only say I think there's a better shade of yellow... :rolleyes:

But seriously, I think JCB is a viable alternative -- they are wildely successful in Europe and in India, two markets Cat has some "trouble" in. JCB has revamped its line pretty significantly in the past few years, introducing larger cabs and operator refinement. I do fear that its dealer structure in the US is a little small, but certainly (and more importantly) that depends on the local dealer, not a generalized statement. I'm not sure about resale value, either (would expect it to be rather low here), but JCB does have a commitment to its compact range, which hasn't caught on in the US as well as it might like.

To give specifics, in terms of operator perceptions, I've heard nary a thing.

salopez
06-05-2006, 12:14 PM
I can tell you that I am happy with my old 1550B backhoe that I picked up at auction last year. JCB is def. a different beast. I have a great dealer here in Md. and would buy another without question. They are still a family owned co. and do what they feel is right, not what will make investors the most money.

If you are happy with the machine you ran, give it a try.

Gravel Rat
06-05-2006, 04:13 PM
After spending many hours in a JCB 4x4x4 backhoe would I buy one prolly not they are too cheaply built. If their backhoes are that cheaply built god knows what their excavators are like.

Stick with a Deere/Hitachi or Cat or if your into mini ex then Kubota is in the line up.

mow king
06-05-2006, 06:26 PM
After spending many hours in a JCB 4x4x4 backhoe would I buy one prolly not they are too cheaply built. If their backhoes are that cheaply built god knows what their excavators are like.

Stick with a Deere/Hitachi or Cat or if your into mini ex then Kubota is in the line up.

I'd tend to disagree with you on build quality. I owned a 8014 mini ex from them awhile back. It had 2000+ hours when I got rid of it a few months back, although that isn't a lot of hours, it still ran and performed like new. I think they're built as well or better than the bobcat mini ex's.

Scag48
06-05-2006, 06:36 PM
Maybe JCB's excavators are good, but their backhoes are terrible. Leaky, back heavy machines that are worthless in loose conditions.

Gravel Rat
06-05-2006, 06:38 PM
The parts on the backhoe literally fell off like the plastic parts. The hoe was horrible to run I have ran both types of Case foot pedals and multi sticks and regular two stick controls.

The JCB was slow as molassis roading down the road I had another contractor running a 590 Case 4x4 blow past me I was going to slow :laugh:

I think I would rather stick with proven brands of equipment.

murray83
06-05-2006, 08:19 PM
hmm proven equipment....

wasn't jcb one of the first to design a modern style backhoe back in the late 60's early 70's we see today with the 3C? which i still see working today.

jcb is quite popular here not so much the excavators yet but the backhoes and skid steers are i had no problem with them what so ever over the years i've gotten seat time with them.

btw our 1400 blew by a 430 cat awhile ago so its not a brand issue:rolleyes:

Gravel Rat
06-05-2006, 08:57 PM
The 4x4x4 machine was slow my right foot never left the floor running that machine down the road. Then I had a few scary moments when the thing started bouncing around and had a heck of a time of getting it under control.

Case and Deere backhoes the the most common with the odd Cat backhoe but Case is the most previalant there is some old 70s 580s kicking around.

turboawd
06-11-2006, 03:18 AM
The 4x4x4 machine was slow my right foot never left the floor running that machine down the road. Then I had a few scary moments when the thing started bouncing around and had a heck of a time of getting it under control.


all backhoes can get a little bouncy. stating that jcb only does it, is ignorance on your part.
jcb is a good company and make good products. their latest backhoe is very nice. hell, the interior is nicer than my truck's.:dizzy:

Squizzy246B
06-11-2006, 09:08 AM
A good friend of ours has a JCB. He is a Scotsman that retains his Scottish accent but has a very broad grasp on the Australian vernacular. So I can't actually transcribe his opinion of JCB onto this forum but suffient to say its a colourful description. It very loosley translates to biggest POS he has ever owned in his life: The funny thing is his name is David Brown.

Here is some pics. He said he didn't want to be seen in them cause JCB is an embarrassment to his beautiful Ford Truck::rolleyes: BTW, one of his biggest problems, apart from the oil leaks, is the cab, breaks windows without provocation, cab mountings fail, seat collapses etc. It all looks good but it aint good.

Gravel Rat
06-11-2006, 05:14 PM
If I was going to buy a brandnew rubber tired hoe it would be a Case 580 Super M 4x4 + or a 590 Super M 4x4 or a Deere 410G both proven machines.

ksss
06-14-2006, 11:22 PM
JCB has never had much success in this area. Arnold Machinery which is big in the NW used to carry JCB so there was some support. Now that Arnolds is Volvo strictly they no longer carry JCB. What really sucks is JCB has bought VIbromax I really like their compaction equipment but now CASE can't carry Vibromax equipment, so service sucks. I have never really hear anything positive about JCB backhoes which is the only piece of JCB equipment that you see around here. I don't know of anyone that has bought two backhoes back to back from JCB. The parts costs are a major complaint and poor resale is another.

houstoncallihan
06-15-2006, 12:22 AM
Getting parts for JCB stuff has been my biggest problem. Everytime I turn around they have to order something from overseas and it takes weeks IF it even comes. At work, we've got 2 JCB Teletruk's, 1 JCB Robot 190, and 1 JCB 28' Offroad Forklift. The Robot blew out a bearing and they had to order parts from overseas. Seems like they'd keep enough parts in the US to rebuild a track assembly, dontcha think? Both Teletruk's needed misc. hydraulic o-rings and such, and even they had to come from overseas.

Budget
06-15-2006, 12:01 PM
JCB, my brother just sold one of his and said it's like buying a boat, the two happiest day's are the day you purchased it and the day you sold it! And he serviced these machines for years and said that JCB stands for-------------- J- junk
C- comming from
B- Britain

turboawd
06-15-2006, 03:19 PM
JCB, my brother just sold one of his and said it's like buying a boat, the two happiest day's are the day you purchased it and the day you sold it! And he serviced these machines for years and said that JCB stands for-------------- J- junk
C- comming from
B- Britain
thats a good one.
what machine did he have?

J-just
C-cause it's
B-better:dizzy: