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JCB celebrates milestone as 750,000th backhoe rolls off production line

Company produced its 500,000th backhoe in December of 2012

JCB celebrates milestone as 750,000th backhoe rolls off production line

JCB celebrated a unique milestone as its 750,000th backhoe loader rolled off the production line in Rocester, Staffordshire, the very location where the first JCB backhoe was manufactured almost 70 years ago. 

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. 

                   

Company info

2000 Bamford Blvd
Pooler, GA
US, 31322

Website:
jcb.com

Phone number:
912-447-2000

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