JCB is a strong supporter of the Construction Equipment Security & Registration (CESAR) scheme and has had CESAR registration as standard on its construction machines since 2007. It now becomes the first company to offer the anti-theft marking system on its breakers in the UK.
JCB Attachments director and general manager Paul Hartshorn said: “This move is in direct response to our customers, who have asked us to come up with an effective anti-theft deterrent for their breakers. Theft of attachments is an ever-growing and often uninsurable problem for our customers that is having a big impact. By registering the breakers with CESAR we are aligning our hammers with the JCB carrier machines, which are already protected by CESAR and Datatag technology.”
Datatag has developed a marking system to cope with the working conditions that a hydraulic breaker will encounter. This includes a tamper evident triangular registration plate, with a unique number for each breaker. Radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders are installed on the hammer, along with numbered ultra-destruct labels with additional covert marking.
“We wanted to ensure that we had a durable security marking solution and so we developed the new system in conjunction with leading hirer Clee Hill Plant,” said Datatag sales director Chris Harrison. “We have had a security system working on Clee Hill breakers for over a year and so we’re confident about the durability of the CESAR breaker system.”
JCB Attachments offers a range of 15 hydraulic breakers, to suit its full line of minis, JS excavators, skid steers and backhoe loaders. CESAR will initially be offered on the HM100, HM100Q, HM140, HM140Q, HM166Q, HM266Q and the HM386Q in response to specific customer request. Additional models may be added to meet customer demand.