JCB releases new compact excavators

February 22, 2016By

JCB unveiled three new compact excavators: the 48Z-1, the 55Z-1 and the 57C-1. The models are available in conventional and zero tail swing configurations. These new compact excavators feature an upgraded hydraulic system and a redesigned digging end. A longer main boom and shorter dipper arm provide up to 5 percent greater dump height, the company said. A new cab design allows operators to set auxiliary hydraulic flows... read more

People on the Move: JCB names vp of manufacturing and more

January 20, 2016By

JCB North America appointed Tim Witter as its vice president of manufacturing. In his new position, Witter is responsible for JCB’s North American Manufacturing Center, which builds the company’s skid-steer and compact track loaders, the 3CX backhoe loader and the High Mobility Engineer Excavator (HMEE). His experience in manufacturing includes more than 18 years at Gorbel, a global overhead handling solutions manufacturer. There,... read more

Companies in the News: Excel, JCB, TaskEasy, Enviroscapes

January 11, 2016By

TaskEasy, a start-up offering on-demand services, reports $10 million in snow removal and landscape services ordered through its website. TaskEasy has provided services in more than 4,400 cities across 50 states. “Part of our mission is to build strong communities and to fuel our local economies. Hitting this milepost and announcing over $10 million in jobs provided to our contractor network is... read more

JCB launches 3CX Compact Backhoe Loader

October 1, 2015By

JCB released its new 3CX Compact Backhoe Loader. It is 35 percent smaller than the standard model 3CX but designed to maintain the same power and speed, the company said. “With the 3CX compact, JCB has combined over 60 years of backhoe loader expertise and market leadership into a machine that delivers all of the versatility, productivity and ease-of-use of our market-leading 3CX compact,... read more

JCB introduces Master Technician program

July 28, 2015By

JCB introduced its Master Technician program to all dealerships in its North American network. The program is designed to build the skills of JCB service technicians and recognize technicians at the top of their class. To be considered for the program, service personnel must be nominated by their dealership and pass an entry exam. Once those qualifications have been met,... read more

JCB launches 90Z-1 zero tail swing compact excavator

June 29, 2015By

JCB added a 9.9-ton zero tail swing compact excavator to its compact excavator line. The 90Z-1 boasts a more powerful engine than the recently released 9.4-ton 86C-1, JCB said, with a larger dig end and increased hydraulic capacity. The 90Z-1 features a revised H-design undercarriage, steel body panels and a Tier 4 Final engine. The machine is powered by a... read more