You may have read the news about JCB’s new 3CX Compact backhoe loader. We’ve more details and publicity photos here.
JCB says that having pioneered the compact backhoe loader with the 2CX, it is now “taking the concept to a new level, to meet the demands of the construction sites of tomorrow”.
Key features include its compact dimensions of 1.9-metres wide and 2.74m high. (The 2CX is 1.85m wide and 2.72m high.) Top speed is 40km/h with hydrostatic transmission, which is 17% faster than the 2CX. The hydraulics deliver 19% more flow, at 100 litres/min.
Following its launch at this year’s Plantworx exhibition in June, the first fourteen-tonne Volvo EC140 E series machine has been delivered to Stafford-based LRD Plant Hire Ltd.
LRD specialises in the construction of concrete flooring for large industrial and agricultural buildings along with the associated works for ground preparation.
Looking to add another machine to his fleet, owner Lindsey Dickin had the opportunity to operate the larger EC220E at a Volvo open day event earlier in the year. “I was particularly impressed with the controllability and gradeability of the machine,” says Mr Dickin. “These features are very important for the work we undertake in getting the groundwork absolutely correct and level prior to laying concrete. Since it was time to add another machine to my fleet and having run Volvo excavators for the last eight years I was happy to stick with what I know best so opted for the new EC140E.”
The UK’s first Hitachi ZX350LC-5 high-reach demolition excavator has shown it’s got the right stuff pulling down an office block at a Wolverhampton brewery.
The special application machine was used earlier this summer to pull down a four-storey building at Marston’s brewery, home of Pedigree pale ale.
The excavator has a maximum tool weight of 3,000kg and a 23-metre reach, which is as good as it gets from standard OEM machines.
The new 516-40 Loadall, JCB’s smallest telehandler, is going down well with a Cotswolds house-builder, the manufacturer reports.
Stratford-upon-Avon-based Johnson & Johnson has taken delivery of one of the first of the newly introduced compact telehandlers off the production line and has used it on a series of housebuilding sites in the Midlands.
Johnson & Johnson director Martin Johnson says: “We bought our first new JCB telescopic handler 15 years ago and have used them ever since. This nippy new model is absolutely fabulous. Performance is very good all round and its ability to get palletised building materials into the most confined areas on site makes a massive difference for us.”