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Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by XplowX, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. XplowX

    XplowX Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I'm in the process of buying a used backhoe, i was wondering if anyone on here has a JCB, and how do like them, quality wise, getting parts, dealer support. im leaning towards a Case 580M right now, but i can a JCB for half the price.
  2. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    We have a 212S and a 416HT now and have had a few 214's in the past. For what we do...they are more than enough machine. Dealer support is ok...parts are usually here next day if ordered from Savannah Georgia. My experiences with JCB have been great and wouldnt hesitate to buy another...in fact i'm going to look at a 426 next week.

    What are you looking to buy?
  3. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    I'm a Deere man[my fiancee will tell you,maybe:)],but a friend of mine has a good size JCB and he loves his,says it's been real good to him.Only problem I see is that dealers are very few and far apart.
  4. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    We have a 214, other than some funky front end issues we've been having it's a good machine. We've been eating U Joints up front, we're on our third set in 6 months, hopefully we have right this time, apparenty the sterring stops mushroomed and allowed the steering to travel too much thus tearing up the U Joints. We welded in some extensions and it doesn't turn as nice anymore, but it should last ALOT longer.

    DGODGR Senior Member
    from s/w co
    Messages: 641

    Dude, I can't see a word you are typing. The only thing I can see an any of your posts is the new avatar. Tssssss (sizzle noise).
  6. EdNewman

    EdNewman Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    First season with a new JCB, machine is great in design, but has had some power issues in the first 100 hours. Dealer service is great, they have bent over backwards for me.