Serious problems with brand new skid steer

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by jbailey52, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,142

    I was actually looking at a JCB backhoe. Not anymore!
  2. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Doesn't jcb stand for junk coming from Britain?
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  3. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,142

    EDIT- I had another acronym that I thought better of leaving. Pretty common around here. I'll give the last two. Contractors Backhoe. The first one I'm not gonna say but they are known to be cheap
  4. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,095

    Yea its a real shame. I feel like I have a constant knot in my stomach anytime I think about it. Spent a lot of money on this machine, and it has me thinking its going to cost me tons more, that it shouldnt. I hate feeling taken advantage of.
  5. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,170

    You might want to take the machine to a competetive dealer and see how bad it would hurt to trade it out. If its still under warranty, that would be appealing to a salesman selling it. It might be good information to have. Taking your asskicking now might be better than a much more painful asskicking later.
  6. alco

    alco LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    I'm really sorry to hear they're not helping you out on this. I have been looking into micro excavators recently, and JCB was in the running due to there being a dealer in town. Not any more!

    Now, before anybody jumps on me for this, let me state up front that it's meant jokingly, but..........have you got fire insurance on that thing?
  7. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Let me ask is the JCB also the Volvo machine? I like the look of both (door mostly) but if JCB is building the Volvo it doesn't bode we'll for either make.
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  8. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,840

    Yes. Same machines. While the issues with the machines may be the same, the way that Volvo handles a machine/customer concern may be 100% different than the way JCB handles it.

    Volvo is just buying the machines from JCB and can most likely handle warranty and product support for their machines as they see fit.
  9. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,840

    That was one term, but their skids and CTLs are built in Georgia, and these new machines were supposedly designed from the ground up with the US market in mind.
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,285

    Ddin't read the whole thread, but I have a JCB 212SU that has been an outstanding machine. Used almost exclusively for plowing, I have lost maybe 3 hours of plowing time in 15 years.

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