JCB Machine News & Articles

JCB’S NEW 1.7 AND 1.8 TONNE MINI EXCAVATORS
18 Feb, 2019

The new 18Z and 19C mini excavators have operating weights of 1.7-1.8 tonnes and are offered in four variants. There are two upper structure designs, zero tail swing (18Z) and conventional tail swing (19C). In both ...

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SHOULD I HIRE OR BUY CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT?
11 Feb, 2019

The decision about hiring versus buying needs to be based on a range of factors, like how soon the machine is needed and how often it’s going to be used.   When to rent Renting from a machinery ...

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NINETEEN JCB’S AND COUNTING FOR MELBOURNE CONTRACTING COMPANY
04 Feb, 2019

Civil Force is an earth and civil contracting company that services Geelong and surrounding areas. According to Shane Norris, Managing Director for Civil Force, he made the switch to JCB when he purchased his first ...

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NORTHERN TERRITORY HIRE COMPANY BUYS MORE TELEHANDLERS
29 Jan, 2019

Hireworks purchased a JCB 531-70 Agri telehandler through their local dealer Forklift Solutions. According to Allan Gillet, Managing Director of Hireworks, the new telehandler was purchased as part of a growing fleet of JCB telescopic ...

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WHEEL LOADER IMPROVES EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AND PRODUCTIVITY
03 Dec, 2018

Riverina Oils recently purchased the 426 HT wheel loader through their local JCB dealer, Cadmac Riverina. The new wheel loader has increased employee engagement and productivity. The operator is able to load each truck faster ...

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INNOVATIVE PINE SHAVING SUPPLIER USES JCB TELEHANDLERS
20 Nov, 2018

Straw Services Australia purchased a 541-70 Agripro telehandler through their local dealer Agriquip. According to Anthony Beck, director of Straw Services Australia the new Agripro transmission is superior to other telehandlers. Straw Services Australia has ...

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JCB BACKHOE FIRST CHOICE FOR LEETON COUNCIL OPERATOR
12 Nov, 2018

Leeton Shire Council purchased a JCB 3CX Backhoe through their local dealer Intersales Leeton. The operator of the new JCB backhoe says the machine has made him more productive, efficient and comfortable. When the Leeton ...

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TRACTOR USED TO MOVE 75,000 TONNES OF SUGAR CANE
05 Nov, 2018

Len Quagliata is a cane farmer and contractor based in Ayr in North Queensland. Len was looking for a tractor to transport 17 tonnes of sugar cane at 60kms per hour from the cane field ...

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THE JCB 435S WHEEL LOADER WINS THE POWER FARMING FARM LOADER OF THE YEAR 2018 AWARD
16 Oct, 2018

The JCB 435S wheel loader has won the Power Farming magazine award for farm loader of the year 2018. We’ve put together 8 reasons why the 435S took out the title.   1.      Farm Machinery Most wheel loaders ...

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2.5 TONNE EXCAVATOR USED TO IRRIGATE WEBSTER WALNUTS
03 Oct, 2018

Webster recently purchased a JCB 2.5 tonne excavator through their local dealer Intersales Leeton. The mini excavator is currently being used for pipework on their Leeton walnut farm. An auger attachment is used to drill ...

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7 TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT WHEEL LOADER
24 Sep, 2018

The sheer size and capacity of wheel loaders make them an essential asset for councils and waste management facilities. There are a number of considerations to keep in mind when reviewing a tender or choosing a ...

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13 TONNE EXCAVATOR INCREASES PRODUCTIVITY BY 20% ON NSW COTTON FARM
12 Sep, 2018

Toby Makin, General Manager of Australia Food and Fibre Kooramba Cotton Gin, bought a new JCB 13 tonne excavator in November last year. He has already noticed a 20% improvement in cycle times using the ...

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WHEELED EXCAVATOR IMPROVES EFFICIENCY AND SAFETY
06 Sep, 2018

Ron Stone, owner of Watermains Australia, purchased JCB’s innovative Hydradig in November last year and is already reaping the benefits. According to Ron, the wheeled excavator has increased time efficiency and safety on-site. The Melbourne-based ...

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FLEXIHIRE PURCHASES 7 NEW JCB TELEHANDLERS
28 Aug, 2018

Flexihire recently purchased three 531-70 and four 533-105 telehandlers. These telescopic handlers are being used on construction and mining projects throughout Queensland and Northern NSW. Flexihire are equipment hire specialists with a fleet of 13 JCB ...

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WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A MINI SKID STEER LOADER
22 Aug, 2018

Skid steer loaders are classified by their rated operating capacity (ROC). The ROC (not the Dwayne Johnson variety) is the weight a skid steer loader can safely pick up without flipping or nose diving and ...

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DEMOLITION COMPANY CUTS FUEL COSTS WITH 20 TONNE EXCAVATOR
07 Aug, 2018

The super-efficient 20 tonne JCB excavator is slashing fuel costs for contractors, with one demolition contractor in South Australia saying he’s cut fuel costs by up to $400 per week. Mr Dapy’s Demolition, run by Sean ...

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JCB’S FOUR AND FIVE TONNE EXCAVATORS
31 Jul, 2018

JCB's 4 and 5 tonne excavators represent a new generation of compact excavators with greater control, efficiency, performance and strength. These excavators are highly productive, compact, agile, innovative and economical to own. They also have exclusive ...

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KENNARDS HIRE PURCHASES JCB 525-60C TELEHANDLERS
23 Jul, 2018

With more than 170 branches across Australia and New Zealand, Kennards Hire is the #1 family-owned supplier of high quality, hire equipment. From DIY through small-medium projects to large construction sites, their equipment range is ...

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JCB’S HYDRADIG WHEELED EXCAVATOR IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE WASTE INDUSTRY
16 Jul, 2018

The JCB Hydradig Wastemaster wheeled excavator is a totally new material handling solution. It brings new levels of innovation and engineering excellence to the growing compact wheeled machine sector of the waste and recycling market. The ...

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3 STEPS TO IMPROVE FUEL EFFICIENCY FOR EXCAVATOR OPERATORS
04 Jul, 2018

Some excavators are always operated in the heavy work mode which uses the most fuel. By using integrated work modes, you can improve your productivity with less fuel. JCB makes this easy for excavator operators with linked work modes ...

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