The JCB 3CX backhoe loader marks the 70th birthday of the iconic British company and Biker Group are extremely proud to have taken delivery of number 8 of only 70 machines made. The limited edition machine, sporting the retro red, yellow and white colours last seen 40 years ago, will join their Groundworks division and is the only ‘Platinum Edition’ machine in the North East.
The late Joseph Cyril Bamford founded JCB on 23rd October 1945 in a tiny garage in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, making trailers from wartime scrap. Today the company has 22 factories around the world and more than 12,000 employees. Since JCB manufactured their very first backhoe loader in 1953, over 600,000 have been produced.
The backhoe loaders have a wide range of applications and offer impressive versatility. They are used to carry out tasks such as digging or excavating, small scale demolitions, landscaping, and much more. In our case, the machine will be used by the Groundworks team, who operate on a preferred supplier basis for national housebuilders within Yorkshire and the North East, on large multi-million pound sites.
Groundworks manager, David Phipps commented “we are extremely proud to add this special machine to our fleet and we look forward to utilising its capabilities on our sites. The reliability and flexibility the JCB backhoe loaders offer enable us to complete a variety of Groundworks tasks safely and efficiently”.
The special anniversary machine also comes fitted with a fully air conditioned cab, a heated seat and a built in coffee machine. The machine is powered by JCB’s 109hp Ecomax engine complete with autoshift torquelock transmission, enabling a top road speed of 40KPH. The EcoMax engine offers impressive power, but also reduces the amount of emissions into the atmosphere.
The Groundworks division has developed organically into a significant facet of Biker Group, with the resources to undertake a current portfolio of multiple sites ranging from 40 – 350+ plot multi-phased developments. You can find out more information by contacting a member of the Biker Group Groundworks team today on 01969 623020 or [email protected].