J.C. Bamford Excavators Ltd. (JCB) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of construction, waste handling, demolition and agricultural equipment. It offers more than 300 types of machines including backhoe loaders, standard and compact excavators, compact track loaders, forklifts, skid steer loaders and telescopic handlers.
Headquartered in Rocester, Staffordshire, England, JCB sells its machines in more than 150 countries through a global dealer network that includes over 2,000 dealer locations. It employs 12,00 workers and maintains over 20 manufacturing plants in Europe, Asia, North America and South America.
JCB was established as a small builder of agricultural tipping trailers in 1945 by Joseph Cyril Bamford. It has since grown into one of the world’s three largest manufacturers of construction equipment. The company is still family-owned, with Bamford’s son, Anthony Bamford, serving as chairman.
“My father and company founder Joseph Cyril Bamford’s motto was, “Jamais content”, and that is exactly right – we are never content with our achievements,” Bamford writes on the company’s website. “But I believe that even he would be amazed by what the company has become.”
Renowned for its excavators, JCB offers 19 machines in the standard and compact size categories. The company’s first entry in its new X-series lineup, the 220X, is billed by the company as its most advanced 20-ton excavator yet.
“The 220X delivers the performance you need to get the job done and the build quality you need to drive down costs,” the company’s website states. “Longer service intervals, higher resale values and industry-leading operator comfort are just part of the new JCB X-series experience.”
The 220X features 32-inch steel tracks, a 173 hp engine, 6.71 meter dig depth, 10-foot monoboom, maximum capacity lifting shackle, dipper limiter, rear view camera and a CommandPlus cab with both heat and air conditioning.