This is the view that first greets visitors when they enter the lobby of JCB's North American headquarters in Savannah, Ga.
The JCB Dieselmax "streamliner" car was designed for the express purpose of breaking the land speed record for a diesel-engined vehicle, which it did, having been driven to over 350 miles per hour (560 km/h) by Wing Commander Andy Green in 2006. The record still stands.
JCB CEO Arjun Mirdha addresses attendees.
JCB ended its press conference with a bang as the curtain rose on gyrating 100C-1 compact excavator, announced only moments before. The 10-ton machine is the largest compact excavator the company has ever produced.
A panoramic view of JCB's Savannah manufacturing facility.
On the skid steer line a worker attaches the single-boom lifting arm -- a JCB hallmark -- to a new skid steer.
The JCB HMEE (High Mobility Engineer Excavator), is a heavily-armored backhoe loader designed specifically for military applications. Unlike most military construction vehicles, which must be towed to a work site and unloaded (a potentially life-threatening maneuver in a combat zone), the HMEE can be driven directly to where it is needed and is designed to resist all manner of attacks, including chemical, biological, and even nuclear weapons.
The HMEE is manufactured exclusively at JCB's Savannah plant.
Some minor customization is apparent on this particular piece of equipment.
The JCB 325T Forestmaster illustrates key components of JCB's disruptive design philosophy: a single boom design allows for side entry and hence easier and safer operator ingress/egress (especially in situations where fallen trees or other debris might block exit from the front). A rear-mounted, hinged recovery winch (located above grade to prevent bottoming out) ensures the machine can be extracted from precarious situations.
The newly introduced 3CX backhoe is targeted directly at the rental market.
JCB shows off a phalanx of wheel loaders.
In the Lincoln Log Challenge, attendees try their hand at using a skid steer to pick up, transport and stack logs, log cabin style.
Photos by Steven Averett.
I've always wanted to visit JCB headquarters. Thanks for sharing this gallery BTW, this Blazing Banana car is amazing. It looks like bullet train, but much smaller. I hope I'll be able to get my hands on it some day...
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