JCB HMEE

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HMEE with slat armor
HMEE, prepared for shipping

The JCB HMEE (High Mobility Engineer Excavator) is a military vehicle made by JCB.[1]

Design[edit]

The HMEE is an armoured backhoe loader designed for high speeds in order to self-deploy with military convoys. Most backhoes are limited to much lower speeds.[2] It is also capable of towing heavy loads and has good off-road mobility. It is based on technology from the JCB Fastrac tractors.[3]

Specifications[4][edit]

Engine: Cummins QSB 6.7
Weight: 16.18 tonnes armoured, 13.5 tonnes unarmoured
Speed: Up to 60 mph

Users[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IDEX Show Scout » IDEX 2007: Video highlight – JCB HMEE backhoe-loader". Retrieved 2011-01-05.
  2. ^ "JCB Defence" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-01-05.
  3. ^ "BATTLESPACE - In this issue". Retrieved 2011-01-05.
  4. ^ "The World's fastest JCB on Biglorryblog..say hello to the HMEE high-mobility, high-speed, armoured backhoe loader! - Biglorryblog". Retrieved 2011-08-29.
  5. ^ BaMachane (Hebrew), 2010.
  6. ^ המחפרון החדש "עמי" ישתלב בשנה הקרובה בצה"ל, Israel Defense Forces official website, 2011.
  7. ^ "JCB HMEE's Are The Newest Recruits Of The Royal New Zealand Army « JCB – The Dirt". Archived from the original on 2012-09-07. Retrieved 2011-01-05.
  8. ^ "Försvarsmakten satsar stort på nytt fältarbetsfordon". Retrieved 2011-011-08. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  9. ^ WWL ships JCB military excavators to the UK Archived 2014-03-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "JCB High Mobility Engineer Excavator (HMEE)". Construction Equipment Blog. Retrieved 2011-01-05.