Copyright 2011 © All rights reserved. Phil Harbeck
The attached slide show shows my first backhoe which was a 1979 JCB 3C.
This machine had a modern swing-round seat hence the Joey “second seat” was no longer required.
Some of the other modern features were back and front windscreen wipers and high and low cabin heater.
In its time this machine was one of the most powerful hydraulic backhoes around. The greatest part of this machine was it had lights back and front and night time work was possible. This machine incorporated the latest technology of the ‘hydra clamp.’ This meant the side shift could be moved from side to side on this machine and this technology still exists today. It was powered by a 4-cylinder Leyland engine coupled to a 5-speed crash gear box and in those days 4-in-one buckets were not common and 4 wheel drive was obtainable but not common due to high cost.
BACKHOE ON TRUCK
The backhoe on the truck was my last Backhoe JCB 3C series 12.
Once again JCB showed its power and strength in hydraulics.
Although it was the same weight as my first JCB it had stronger break out force and could also power a Hammer (rock breaker).
This machine was acquired in Sydney with very low hours.
The truck was eventually sold and replaced by my current one.
BOOM AND REVERSE CAMERAS
Front Boom and Rear
These cameras are the latest addition to the machine adding safety for reversing.
They also provide a dynamic view for the operator when lowering tanks down into excavations.
1700 (Tilt bucket)
These pages last modified on 24-12-2011