Jcb skid

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Schrock Lawns, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Schrock Lawns

    Schrock Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 944

    Is their problems with jcb skids ? Andrhing I should look for? And opinions on this machine
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  2. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,627

    i believe there is a gentleman who has had nothing but problems and a total lack of support for his new JCB/Volvo unit. Its a shame really because they look promising
  3. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,168

    I am not sure if that machine is an anomoly or if the new series has problems. The guy on here has not posted anything in a while, so I am not sure where he is at with his machine.

    There is a guy on HEF, who is largely an idiot, was a major JCB fan, well before he bought one. He got his machine about the end of the Summer or so and now you dont here anything from him. So I am not sure if he is having issues with his new JCB or he for whatever reason just doesnt post anymore. Considering how vocal he was prior to his purchase, and now you here next to nothing, I sense a problem.

    Personally I would not buy one, there are too many other quality machines out there to risk your money on a JCB. Lastly no matter how well it may run, you will see a significant reduction in value over about any other brand sold in North America. The only factor that would change my mind would be if I needed the side access for safety. That may trump the downsides of the machine.
  4. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The resale value of a jcb skid steer is horrible. Local johndeere dealer took two in on trade 3 years ago , ended up sending them to the last auction where they sold for peanuts.
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  5. turboawd

    turboawd LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 236

    i'm a big fan of jcb telescopic lifts and excavators, however, you posted an old first generation skidsteer. i wouldnt expect too much in the performance department out of it.

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