JCB MkIII Backhoe Loader (1977 Onwards): An Insight into the Design, Engineering, Maintenance and Operation of JCB's Iconic Backhoe Loader (Owners' Wo

JCB MkIII Backhoe Loader (1977 Onwards): An Insight into the Design, Engineering, Maintenance and Operation of JCB's Iconic Backhoe Loader (Owners' Wo

By: Julian Carder (author)Hardback

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The JCB Backhoe Loader is the iconic 'yellow digger', variants of which have now been in production for over 60 years. This manual focuses on the classic 3C MkIII Backhoe Loader, which first appeared in 1977 - revered by enthusiasts, and the machine that took JCB from leading British Manufacturer to a global player. The book is produced with the full cooperation of JCB, to coincide with the company's 70th anniversary, and makes use of the extensive JCB archive, featuring a wealth of photographs and behind-the-scenes detail. The yellow 'JCB' has become a generic term for plant machinery, and in particular the Backhoe Loader - distinguished by its shovel/bucket at the front and rear backhoe attachment. This manual tell the story of the Backhoe Loader - the bedrock of the JCB business - and provides fascinating insight into how the the 3C MkIII was built, developed and used, in addition to looking at how an example is maintained and operated today.

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About Author

Julian Carder is currently Worldwide Product Marketing Manager - Backhoe Loader Business Unit at JCB. He is passionate about the Backhoe Loader and owns an extensive collection of documentation, memorabilia and an immaculately restored example of the 3C Mk III. He is an acknowledged authority on the Backhoe Loader and its history, and regularly advises owners of classic examples on authenticity, restoration and sourcing parts. He lives near Uttoxeter.


Published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of JCB.he story of JCB - the origins and evolution of the JCB company from one man in a garage to a global player.Anatomy of the 3C MkIII - full details of the components and systems fitted to the 3C MkIII.3C MkIII attachments and accessories - a listing and explanation of each of the wide range of attachments and accessories available for the 3C MkIII.The owner's view - owning and operating a 3C MkIII.The designer's view - an insight into the design and development of the iconic JCB Backhoe LoaderThe mechanic's view - operating and maintaining a 3C MkIIIAppendices - specifications, identification, parts availability and useful contacts

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/08/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781785210723
  • Format: Hardback
  • Year: 2016
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781785210723
  • ISBN10: 1785210726

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