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JCB EXCAVATORS- DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE

Purchase a JCB 220X, JS300 or JS330 excavator and take advantage of one of the following FREE* offers: EXTENDED Premier Cover Warranty 3 Year/6000 Hour OR FREE JCB Hydraulic Hitch Kit

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PURCHASE A JCB 8330 or 4220 FASTRAC AND RECEIVE A FREE SERVICE KIT & MERCHANDISE PACK*

Purchase your new Fastrac 8330 or 4220 before 31st December 2020 and receive a FREE service kit for the first 1500 hours service* as well as a Fastrac merchandise pack valued at $550! hurry offer only applies to current floor stock, and only while stocks last.

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0% FINANCE ON SELECTED MINI EXCAVATORS

Purchase a selected JCB Mini Excavator today and take advantage of an unbeatable 0% finance rate! available on 8008, 8035, 48Z, 55Z and 65R model excavators. Stock is limited, speak with your JCB CEA dealer today to secure yourself a great deal on a new machine!

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0.99%* Finance on 532-70 and 542-70 Agri Telehandlers

Australia's No.1 Telehandler just got more valuable! Compact dimensions, build quality and operator comfort are just the beginning. With a low finance rate of just 0.99%* on all 532-70 and 542-70 agri telehandlers there has never been a better time to secure your new machine. With the first scheduled payment not due until 6 months from settlement, and the governments immediate tax deduction on new machinery purchases, now is the time to hurry in to your JCB CEA dealer today to take advantage of this great deal. Contact your local JCB CEA dealer today!

Call 1300 522 232

Purchase a JCB 455ZX or 467ZX Wheel Loader & Receive Extended Powertrain Warranty!

Purchase a JCB 455ZX or JCB 467ZX wheel loader before the 31st December 2020 and receive extended Powertrain Warranty with 5 years/ 5000 hours. Hurry limited stock available!

Call 1300 522 232

THE BOOTS WHO WERE MADE FOR WORKING NOTCH UP 600 YEARS’ SERVICE

JCB EXCAVATORS- DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE

Purchase a JCB 220X, JS300 or JS330 excavator and take advantage of one of the following FREE* offers: EXTENDED Premier Cover Warranty 3 Year/6000 Hour OR FREE JCB Hydraulic Hitch Kit

Call 1300 522 232

PURCHASE A JCB 8330 or 4220 FASTRAC AND RECEIVE A FREE SERVICE KIT & MERCHANDISE PACK*

Purchase your new Fastrac 8330 or 4220 before 31st December 2020 and receive a FREE service kit for the first 1500 hours service* as well as a Fastrac merchandise pack valued at $550! hurry offer only applies to current floor stock, and only while stocks last.

Call 1300 522 232

0% FINANCE ON SELECTED MINI EXCAVATORS

Purchase a selected JCB Mini Excavator today and take advantage of an unbeatable 0% finance rate! available on 8008, 8035, 48Z, 55Z and 65R model excavators. Stock is limited, speak with your JCB CEA dealer today to secure yourself a great deal on a new machine!

Call 1300 522 232

0.99%* Finance on 532-70 and 542-70 Agri Telehandlers

Australia's No.1 Telehandler just got more valuable! Compact dimensions, build quality and operator comfort are just the beginning. With a low finance rate of just 0.99%* on all 532-70 and 542-70 agri telehandlers there has never been a better time to secure your new machine. With the first scheduled payment not due until 6 months from settlement, and the governments immediate tax deduction on new machinery purchases, now is the time to hurry in to your JCB CEA dealer today to take advantage of this great deal. Contact your local JCB CEA dealer today!

Call 1300 522 232

Purchase a JCB 455ZX or 467ZX Wheel Loader & Receive Extended Powertrain Warranty!

Purchase a JCB 455ZX or JCB 467ZX wheel loader before the 31st December 2020 and receive extended Powertrain Warranty with 5 years/ 5000 hours. Hurry limited stock available!

Call 1300 522 232
Friday, October 23, 2020

AS JCB prepares to mark its 75th birthday tomorrow there’s one family with an extra reason to toast the milestone after notching up a staggering 600 years’ service to the company.

The Boot family started its long association with JCB in 1949 when Bill Boot clocked on for the first time at the company’s factory in Rocester, Staffordshire. In the years that followed, nine of ten of Bill and his wife Lucy’s children went on to work at JCB. In total 27 Boot family members – including nine grandsons and three great-grandsons have followed in Bill’s footsteps – registering a staggering 600 years’ combined service to JCB.

The milestone has just been reached as JCB prepares to mark its 75th anniversary on October 23rd – the day in 1945 that the late Joseph Cyril Bamford founded his business in a lock-up garage in the Staffordshire market town of Uttoxeter.

Today the late Bill Boot’s legacy continues as 11 members of his family still work at JCB – including five of his grandsons and three of his great-grandsons.

Bill’s son Bob, aged 81 and living in Cheadle, Staffordshire, started work in at JCB in 1956 on a temporary contract – and stayed for nearly 44 years. He said: “It is a company that has changed so much, but so many things have stayed the same.  It may have factories in all four corners of the world but it is still based on the values that started it up in Staffordshire 75 years ago.”

Bill’s grandson Gary Boot, of Uttoxeter, 58, of who retired in September, said his family were very proud of their JCB links. Gary, who started working for JCB in 1986, said: “I always wanted to join from an early age. My dad, Dereck, would come home and tell us stories of the company and Mr JCB and that sparked my interest. I’ve made so many great friends and have so many memories of the place. It is amazing to think of how many years’ service our family has put in – 600, it’s astonishing.”

Gary’s identical twin brothers Andy and Steven both work at the World HQ in Rocester.  Andy, 53, said: “I think how it is panned out over the generations has been brilliant. I joined in 1983 on a Youth Training Scheme and haven’t looked back from there.”

Steven, of Rocester, added: “Being identical twins makes it difficult for our colleagues, but to be honest, there are so many Boots I find it difficult to keep up myself on some occasions!”

The fourth generation of Boots working at JCB is made up of great-grandsons, brothers Shaun and Daniel Boot and their second cousin Leigh Boot. Shaun, of Denstone, who has worked for JCB for 20 years, said: “There is definitely something in the blood of the Boot family that makes us want to work at JCB.

“Knowing that dad, grandad and great grandad all worked here really does make me sit back and think. I’m really not sure what our family would have done for a living if it wasn’t for JCB. I have a   six-year-old daughter and my brother Daniel has a six-year-old son. So, you never know, I wouldn’t be surprised if they decide to follow in the family tradition.”

Bill Boot and his wife Lucy – who worked in the JCB canteen – had nine sons and a daughter and nine of the children –  Tony, Dereck (correct), Ken, Bob, Bill, Dennis, Les, Ron and Ruby – went on to work at JCB followed by grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

JCB was founded on the same day as JCB’s Chairman Anthony Bamford, now Lord Bamford, was born. The company’s first product was a hydraulic tipping trailer made out of war time scrap. Today the company manufactures more than 300 different machines, including the world’s first electric mini excavator. JCB has 22 factories around the world, 11 in the UK and others in India, the USA, Brazil and China.

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