JCB Machinery news and articles

JCB BACKHOE LOADER TOPS 2017 MARKET SHARE

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Datamotive has released construction market share data revealing that the JCB backhoe loader is number one in Australia once again for 2017.

Nationally, the JCB side-shift backhoe holds 50.6% market share, which is up 6.4% from 2016.
According to Glenn McLeod, Backhoe Product Manager for JCB Construction Equipment Australia, the JCB Backhoe has maintained the largest market share for seven years straight.

“2017 has been our best year for market position for our backhoes, especially so in the major markets on the east coast, with Tasmania recording a 77.8% market share, followed by Victoria at 54.2%, Queensland at 53.8%, who were up 11.6% and the largest market NSW at 50.9% up 13.4% from 2016, which is terrific growth in a crowded market,” Glenn says.

There have been a number of contributing factors to JCB’s substantial climb in the market over the past 12 months, particularly the introduction of the 3CX Elite Tier4i. This model is highly regarded by JCB’s local government customers, especially for its remarkable fuel consumption averaging less than six litres per hour.

“We’ve put a strong focus within JCB CEA on local government tenders over the past 12 months, and from that, the second half of the year saw us at nearly 70% success rate for tender wins proving to be quite a significant market for us,” Glenn says.

“Our team have also performed exceptionally well. Our dealer network sold nearly 50% of the backhoes over the past year.”

He adds, “It’s not only our sales staff who are performing but also the service and support staff who ensure our customers machinery needs are dealt with in a timely matter.”

“We’re all looking forward to the next 12 months, and increasing our market share even further,” says Glenn.

For more information or to request a demo or quote, please contact your local dealer.

Categories: Backhoe Loader, News

LATEST NEWS

ROTATION INNOVATION – JCB HYDRADIG WHEELED EXCAVATOR

When some people take a new direction in their lives, often, they travel or take up a new hobby, but there are some, who deviate even further, throwing their lot into some long-considered idea. This is ...

Read more
531/541-70 TELESCOPIC HANDLER WALK AROUND

The JCB 531-70 and 541-70 agri telehandlers are the smallest of our full-sized telescopic handlers. Designed to meet agricultural demands, these telehandlers offer unparalleled productivity (courtesy of regenerative hydraulics), excellent performance, versatility and efficiency.  World’s No. ...

Read more
7 REASONS TO CONSIDER A WHEELED EXCAVATOR

Wheeled excavators have several benefits over comparable machines including visibility, stability, mobility, maneuverability, serviceability, comfort and versatility. The JCB Hydradig 110W wheeled excavator delivers on these features at class leading levels.  Visibility JCB’s Hydradig 110W wheeled excavator ...

Read more
MINI EXCAVATOR TAIL SWINGS: CONVENTIONAL VS. REDUCED VS. ZERO

Do you know which mini excavator tail swing is right for you? We’ve made it easy by spelling out the pros and cons of zero, reduced and conventional tail swing excavators.  Zero Tail-Swing Excavator A zero tail-swing excavator’s ...

Read more