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Jcb???

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by SnowPro93, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. SnowPro93

    SnowPro93 Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Anyone know anything about JCB equipment? the good and the bad? Looking into buying a JCB 436 Loader didn't know if anyone had an problems or praise to tell me about.
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Are you going to use it all year or just for snow?
     
  3. SnowPro93

    SnowPro93 Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    pritty much just got snow...if not it'll be used to bucket materials around the site...but i don;t see much of that happening
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

  5. SnowPro93

    SnowPro93 Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    it's gunna be a snow machine and it's something we want to own, it's not just for this year it's for every year till it dies....
     
  6. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge Senior Member
    Messages: 237

    jcb

    is junk!! dont waste the money!
     
  7. murray83

    murray83 Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    Why is JCB junk?,I've ran their loaders and backhoes and love them they are far from junk.
     
  8. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge Senior Member
    Messages: 237

    jcb??

    used to have a customer that sold jcb machines an he told me that there machines were decent but were built on a budget . that same customer now works for Cat,go figure! i have personally used the robot an they were a joke period an my uncle owns a Jcb an a john deere backhoes an he always tells me that the Jcb is no where near the john deere ! Hope that helps see ya George
     
  9. murray83

    murray83 Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    Hmmm funny since the JCB 1400B backhoe I use has more power than any 310 i've ran,and the robot skid steer is not a joke,its much better layed out than the Cat's.

    The only issue with JCB is that they use European hydraulic hose fittings and not the normal North American fittings you see on Cat's and John Deere's,other than that they are a very operator friendly layed out machine.

    The 436 loader at the pit here is easier to preform a walkaround than the 950G they also own.Not to mention better on fuel.
     
  10. elmo1537

    elmo1537 Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    jcb's are junk. we had a bunch of jcb equipment in iraq because they were always low bidder on government bids. plain and simple we had 8 boom lifts, 4 backhoes, and 3 front end loaders if more than half of all of the equipment was running instead of being repaired you were having an above average day. We had a couple of bobcat boom lift and they never broke down but the jcb's were being repaired more than they ran. Mind you these were brand new machines when they arrived and our mechanic followed all of the routine maintenance exactly as the manual explained. You are better off buying a shovel they are much more reliable.
     
  11. SD-Dave

    SD-Dave Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 237

    We bought a new machine Deere 244J, after renting for quite a few years, accountant said we were morons to rent when we could buy for nearly the same cash outflow, the great write-off and the strong resale value.

    SD-Dave

    :drinkup:
     
  12. VAhighwayman

    VAhighwayman Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    It all boils down to that you get what you pay for....in the long run..stick with either Deere or CAT