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JCB Loader Review

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Broncslefty7, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    looking at a 2010 JCB 406 with 115 hours on it for 50k. anyone use JCB for snow any feed back? havnt ever ran a JCB.
  2. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,711

    I'd probably be asking myself why a 2010 model loader only has 115 hours on it.

    You could by a new Deere 244J for 75K, I'm sure Cat is around that range too. No way I'd buy a 4 nearly 5 year old machine with 115 hours on it for that price.
  3. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 563

  4. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,711

    I know, that's what would worry me. It didn't get enough use to even see if there were any issues. Plus the 12.5 MPH travel speed on them kills me...

    A year old, yeah, but not 4. I'd expect it to have 500 hours at least by now.
  5. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,972

    The 409 does 25 mph I'd look for one of those instead
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2014
  6. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,035

    Go for it, if it fits your needs. A couple of guys use them for pushing around me and they love them. We run a jcb 212 older machine and its a plowing machine. 12' loader box on it is a little over kill but it does the job. As long as you have a local parts supply it will be a great machine
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,739

    That's the issue. Local parts. And I can almost bet there worse then cat in prices
  8. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    ive never even considered buying a jcb but they price seemed good for the condition. i have a Cat, Komatsu, and Volvo dealer litterally rite across the street. we have a komatsu PC120 excavator and the thing was a BEAST never a single issue with like 8000 hours on it. i drove one of their compact loaders the other day and was pretty impressed they are just a little pricey.
  9. EPM

    EPM Member
    Messages: 92

    I have a 407 and as stated above, the 12.5mph ground speed kills it. I like the machine. operates well and havent had many issues with it. parts can be tricky. we have a large jcb dealer about 45min to our north and they dont stock much for my machine. blew the radiator three weeks after buying it and they wanted $1900 for a new one and couldnt tell me when it would be in.
  10. Drano0127

    Drano0127 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    We have a small loader that we use around the yard that has a 12mph speed. Great little machine, but a pain to move around down the streets. If you have the chance to pick up a small loader with a travel speed, go with that option, otherwise, you will wish you had.
  11. We ran a 409 last year. Had a 9-14 hla wing blade on it. It pushed a lot of snow. Great viz. operator loved it and it was used a lot to load trucks as well.

    But.... We had a lot of issues with the road gear. It started by not going into high. Then it would shut down in the middle of the road. It would leave you stranded. It took 3 months to get fixed. Jcb had no parts. Had to ship a whole rear axle assembly from Europe.

    Loved the machine when it was working. But parts are a pain in the a@@.