Backhoe loaders have been present in the construction industry for over 60 years, but when did they become one of the most recognised, and utilised types of machinery for businesses? This week we take a look at the history of the backhoe loader, and the most iconic invention of them all, the JCB 3CX.
WHEN WAS THE BACKHOE LOADER INVENTED?
The backhoe loader was first invented back in 1947 by Holopainen and Roy E. Handy Jr. The modern day backhoe loader originated from the idea of a tractor with a hydraulic backhoe. It was coincidental that the backhoe loader was born, after fitting hydraulic digging equipment to the rear of a tractor.
When the backhoe went on sale in 1948 in America, the company sold 24 units. Between 1948 and 1954, 7000 backhoes were made and sold. Meanwhile, in the UK, JCB began the creation of the popular JCB that we all know and love today. The first hydraulic loader was launched in 1948.
HISTORY OF JCB
JCB was originally founded by Joseph Cyril Bamford in 1945. If you want to buy a JCB, you will have peace of mind knowing that JCB is a British multinational corporation, with service and support centres across the UK. There are more than 750 dealers around the world so you’ll never be far away from a JCB machine.
Today, the leading backhoe loader manufacturer, JCB, owns more than 50% of the market share!
Customers trust the JCB brand as the machines are consistently being developed as sustainable, safe and perfect for the construction market. We can see why businesses invest in a JCB 3CX. Are you ready to buy yours?
WHAT IS A BACKHOE LOADER, AND WHY IT IS USED?
A backhoe loader is a type of plant equipment that can be found on most construction sites. They are often compared to a tractor due to the typical shape and design of the machine. However, they are equipped with a front loader bucket and a backhoe attachment at the back.
Operators tend to enjoy using a backhoe loader due to the versatility of the machine. Not only have they got two buckets to use, they can also attach various hydraulic attachments to further better the machine productivity.
They are often used for the following tasks:
- Transporting materials
- Landscaping projects
- Small scale demolition work
If you want to increase productivity when on site, then the backhoe loader is the perfect option if you’re looking to buy used construction equipment for sale.
BUY A JCB 3CX FROM BUYADIGGER
For those of you looking to invest in a JCB 3CX for your fleet, we have some quality used construction equipment available.
All of our JCBs have been previously used by our sister companies, H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd and Diggerland Theme Parks.
Every 3 – 5 years machines are purchased, replacing the older ones, which will be resold on by the sales team at BuyADigger to a new owner. As the machines have never been used on a construction site they are in an immaculate condition with incredibly low hours. We will fully service them before they are passed over to us from our sister companies. We will then sell the machines with a manufacturer’s service history for your peace of mind.
WHY BUY USED DIGGER EQUIPMENT FROM BUYADIGGER
If you’re looking to buy a backhoe loader, we have JCB 3CXs, available with varied hours and manufacturer years, all to suit your budget.
When you buy used construction machinery from BuyADigger you will receive a machine that:
- Comes with a manufacturer’s service history
- Includes a 1 month warranty on all major components
- Has one previous owner
- Has low hours
- That can be shipped internationally
Virtual and in-person appointments are available for anyone based locally to our Head Office. A member of the sales team will show you the machine in detail, and answer any questions.
CONTACT THE SALES TEAM TODAY FOR A QUOTE
If you’re looking to buy a JCB 3CX, then we will be more than happy to assist you in order to find the perfect machine for your fleet. We can send over any additional photos and videos of our machines in operation. If you would like a quote for any of our backhoe loaders for sale, or other used plant equipment, then be sure to get in touch.
Contact us today via email or call us on: (+44) 1634 779123.
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