JCB Embarks on Southeastern US Roadshow
A pair of JCB backhoes is at the center of a Southeastern United States roadshow that celebrates the company’s heritage as the inventor of the original backhoe loader.
The first stop of the roadshow, at the JCB of Georgie equipment dealership in Pooler, Georgia showcased JCB’s highly specialized military backhoe loader, the High Mobility Engineer Excavator (HMEE), along with the all-new, commercial-purposed 3CX backhoe loader.
At each of the tour stops, JCB is collecting signatures on its “Show Your Support” banner to raise money for the Lone Survivor Foundation, an organization dedicated to the recovery and healing of wounded American service members and their families. Many of these service members struggle with invisible injuries such as combat trauma stress, mild traumatic brain injury and chronic pain management.
Designed and built by JCB in Savannah, GA for the U.S. Military, the HMEE is a fully armored, 16-ton backhoe loader capable of speeds up to 60 MPH. During each open house, the public will have the rare opportunity for a close-up view of the HMEE and its ability to maneuver.
The construction industry was revolutionized when JCB developed the first backhoe loader in 1953 providing a powerful, easy-to-operate earth-moving tool. Today, nearly half of all backhoe loaders sold around the world are manufactured by JCB.
The newest JCB backhoe loader is the 3CX. Produced at the Savannah facility, the 3CX is built right for today’s market and is affordable without compromising quality and power. The technology and durability that are applied to building the HMEE to withstand the most difficult work conditions are utilized in building the entire JCB backhoe line of equipment.
“Being selected by the U.S. Military to build a backhoe loader that will stand up to battlefield conditions and get the job done is an honor,” said Thom Peebles, vice president of marketing. “Being able to support the Lone Survivor Foundation through our HMEE and new JCB 3CX Road Show is a privilege. We are proud to team up with an organization that is working diligently to support service members and their families in their transitions back to civilian lives.”
There is one roadshow stop left on the calendar and its Oct. 10 in Tampa. Florida. Follow this link to register.