JCB WHEEL LOADERS, COMPACT EXCAVATORS AWARDED FOR LOW COST OF OWNERSHIP
The JCB 407 wheel loader and JCB 8018 compact excavator have received EquipmentWatch 2017-2018 Lowest Cost of Ownership Awards. The awards recognize the JCB 407 and the JCB 8018 as the most cost-efficient machines, within their respective construction equipment product categories, to own and operate over a five-year period.
The JCB 407 received the Lowest Cost of Ownership Award in the small wheel loader category. The JCB 407 is a highly productive compact wheel loader with a full-turn tipping load of 7,334 lb and a hinge pin height of of 10 feet 3 inches. The machine is powered by an efficient 64 hp (48 kW) JCB Diesel by Kohler engine that requires no replaceable diesel particulate filter (DPF) or productivity-sapping engine regeneration. High-quality driveline components, from proven suppliers including DANA and Bosch, further contribute to the JCB 407’s exceptional reliability, low maintenance costs and strong residual values.
The JCB 8018 won the Lowest Cost of Ownership Award in the compact excavator category. With bucket breakout force of 3,642 lbf, maximum dump height of 9 feet 4 inches and maximum dig depth of 10 feet 1 inch, the JCB 8018 compact excavator delivers class-leading performance. Operating costs are reduced by way of the JCB 8018’s robust build quality and simplified maintenance procedures, and its ability to deliver maximum torque at low engine speeds for reduced fuel consumption. An available hand-held hydraulic circuit also boosts machine utilization by powering a wide range of attachments such as cutters, augers and breakers.
“JCB customers understand, in addition to competitive pricing, that JCB machines deliver lower operating costs, increased machine utilization and higher residual values,” said Ben Coleman, general manager of Product and Direct Sales for JCB North America. “It’s gratifying to see JCB recognized not just for producing better construction and agriculture machines, but for producing better, more cost-effective business solutions.”
Contributing to the low cost of ownership for JCB construction and agricultural equipment is a comprehensive aftermarket sales and support system. A global network of JCB Parts Centers, with 16 regional bases, delivers approximately 95 percent of all parts within 24 hours to anywhere in the world. Additionally, JCB Yellow Shield offers comprehensive extended warranties, service agreements and maintenance contracts.
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JCB is the world’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of construction, agricultural and defense equipment. From its North American headquarters in Savannah, Georgia, and at 21 other manufacturing facilities in the United Kingdom, China, India and Brazil, JCB manufactures a range of more than 300 products for customers in 150 countries. JCB products include Loadall telescopic handlers, backhoe loaders, excavators, wheel loaders, compact excavators, skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, Access aerial work platforms, rough terrain forklifts, and Fastrac tractors.