JCB celebrates milestone as 750,000th backhoe rolls off production line
Company produced its 500,000th backhoe in December of 2012
The company's first backhoe was the JCB Mark I, a concept that helped mechanize many jobs which had previously been done by hand. The product developed rapidly, with the launch of the Hydra-Digga in 1956. The launch of the heavier, more powerful JCB 4 in 1960 was the first machine with JCB's signature yellow branding.
Today, the current generation of backhoe loaders feature automatic deployment of stabilizers on unlevel ground, a Smooth Ride System which cushions the loader and improves load retention when travelling, and a TorqueLock feature which reduces on-road fuel consumption by up to 25 percent.
The latest backhoe production milestone comes after JCB celebrated the manufacture of its 500,000th backhoe in December 2012.