JCB celebrated a unique milestone as its 750,000th backhoe loader rolled off the production line. The landmark machine was driven off the line at the company’s factory in Rocester, Staffordshire – the same location where the first JCB backhoe was manufactured almost 70 years ago.
the backhoe loader remains popular in terms of global construction equipment sales, with JCB’s backhoe remaining the biggest selling in the world for 19 consecutive years. The 750,000th model is a Special Edition of JCB’s latest 3CX backhoe loader, and bears a unique livery and comprehensive specification.
JCB Chairman Lord Bamford said today: “Some of my earliest childhood memories are of watching our first backhoe loaders being produced at Rocester and it’s incredible to think we have now manufactured 750,000. What’s even more incredible is that the backhoe remains one of the world’s most popular pieces of construction equipment almost seven decades after the first was produced. It really is testament to the versatility of the machine that its popularity continues to endure and will see it continue to prosper in the future.”