Production is underway of the first batch of colourful limited edition machines to mark JCB's 70th anniversary. The initial wave of 'Platinum Edition' 3CX backhoe loaders has rolled off the production lines at JCB's World Headquarters at Rocester, Staffordshire in striking livery last seen more than 40 years ago on the JCB 3C III model.
Now the special machines are en route to customers as far afield as Australia and as well as the UK, France, Spain and Russia. A total of 70 of these distinctive limited edition machines will be manufactured – one for every year that JCB has been in business.
JCB Backhoe Loader Managing Director Yvette Henshall-Bell said: “There has been a huge amount of interest in these special backhoes. They look absolutely stunning and we are delighted that customers from all over the world are ordering them.”