Anyone running JCB skidsteers??

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Mowingman, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,714

    We are looking at buying a new 90 HP, tracked skidsteer. JCB is high on our list due to good dealer service nearby, good pricing and features, and we really like the side entry cab setup.
    Anyone running these? If so, how do you like them?
  2. cat2

    cat2 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 891

    i haven't even seen one of those. not many around up here
  3. vadeere

    vadeere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    Ive run a JCB robot loader. I wasnt impressed to say the least.
  4. Fieldman12

    Fieldman12 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    We have about sixteen or seventeen of them where I work. The people that I have talked to that run them seem to like them.
  5. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,850

    I don't have one or own one or drive one. But local concrete crew has one - I think it is a year old and I know they have made a few changes but they say they love it. There is a JCB dealer near by, good service, although they sell alot of telehandlers, but his guys like the side entry, alittle tight to get in and out I guess, but they seem to do well with there track machine.
  6. KRtraxx

    KRtraxx LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    Super easy to get in and out of on that one side.Visibility to the right leaves something to be desired.Cabs are sealed very poorly.You can see daylight if you look carefully in some areas towards the ground from inside.Your dealer can be excellent but most JCB dealers complain a LOT that the product support they receive from the company is extremely poor on skids...At least in this area.
  7. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,396

    i was looking at one at a construction expo here...i really like the side entry, and the cab seemed nice...the only thing i am not to sure about is the single arm boom...other then that JCB has had huge success across the ocean and i'm sure the product hasn't changed much on the boat ride over here
  8. KRtraxx

    KRtraxx LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    Yea on the other side the pond JCB has had huge sucess..
  9. KRtraxx

    KRtraxx LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    Bet it would be excellent for someone who has bad legs or knees..Super easy to get in and out of.And your not crawling over the top of your attachment or load..
  10. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,714

    The JCB salesman says the boom has a lifetime warranty against any kind of failure, cracking, or bending. Sounds like they are pretty sure of the design.

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