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Where the Savannah factory is[edit]

  • The factory in the U.S. is actually located in Pooler, a town outside of Savannah (which I live in). Since Pooler is not a suburb of Savannah, the distinction is necessary. It's located right off highway 80 by the intersection with I-95. --BWD 03:48, 10 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Agreed BWD you are quite right - I am a UK JCB employee so its always referred to as Savannah over here. Have been to the Pooler facility a few times. --User:

Format of article[edit]

  • Please leave this article's history section in list format. In an article which is written to carry information, and not merely for literary effect, there is no need for "best essay style" and "varying the expression". See elegant variation. Also, JCBamford's personal life is so closely intertwined with his factory that the two better be in one list. There is a pointer from J. C. Bamford (person) to J. C. Bamford#History. Anthony Appleyard 17:17, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Your additions are very useful, but were slightly difficult to distinguish - if this is about the company, it should be about the company and its products. I agree that useful information was deleted, so I have moved the biographical information into the J.C. Bamford (person) article. I think you will agree that lists of dates are not as appealing to read as an article which is in prose. Thus, by integrating your useful information, a potential viewer gets the best of both. I also had to change a few statements that were not neutral point of view (see Wikipedia:Neutral point of view. Bob 20:53, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
  • At 15:24 on 23 October 2006 User: put a {{cleanup-laundry}} in, with the edit comment "(Cleanup required - too many lists.)". But see the first paragraph in this section. With this sort of information, list format is clearer and more concise than essay style and having to ferret through a jungle of elegant variation when looking for specific information. And User talk: shows that he is a persistent vandal. Anthony Appleyard 15:56, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Was his first trailer hydraulic?[edit]

  • JCB's first-ever product was a tipping trailer, but can it be proved that it was hydraulic? A vehicle can be tipping without being hydraulic: e.g. old-type dumpers: I should know: I have worked round plenty of dumpers at a canal restoration site. Anthony Appleyard 08:41, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Er, didn't you add that information? That said, hydraulics were used on vehicles during WWII, and so if it was made of surplus parts I would imagine it is feasible that it was hydraulic. It doesn't say anything on the company website, just that it was an "agricultural vehicle". Bob 10:06, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
  • JCB's first trailer was NOT hydraulic. I saw it today. It tipped by screwing the hinging part's front up by a very long screw. Anthony Appleyard 17:06, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 17:10, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

The first backhoe[edit]

I remember the first JCB's. They were built on the Fordson Model F, which according to the article was out of production, but was still the predominant, one might almost say, only, UK farm tractor post WWII (I never saw a Model N until much later)

Fordson model F - side.jpg

Also by the '60's JCB1 to JCB10 had become ten very large cars - I once saw them in convoy goung to Derby station for some function or another (talk) 15:35, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

The scooters were bought for the registrations, not as transport they then transferred them over the years to various company cars & vehicles, (JCB the first fifty years) they own 82 "JCB xxx" reg plates. BulldozerD11 (talk) 14:19, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

merge of JCB Insurance Services Ltd[edit]

JCB Insurance Services Ltd is a very small firm that is merely a part of this company, originally formed to provide in-house insurance service  I do not think it warrantsa separate article, I've proposed merging a sentence or two about it here, as an alternative to deletion. DGG ( talk ) 06:23, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Company Name[edit]

Is it accurate to say it was previously JC Bamford? Isn't that still the official company name - according to the JCB copyright notices etc on their website???-- (talk) 08:15, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Urban legend[edit]

There is an urban myth that 'certain people' having deep basements being constructed prefer to leave the JCBs buried therein rather than bringing them to the surface again. To what extent this is the product of 'bash the rich' and 'the tunnel drilling machines' which actually are so buried is anybody's guess. (talk) 16:31, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

JCB research[edit]

I'm intending to add some words about JCB research. I'd appreciate any constructive additional input to what is described as an obscure company. From looking at constituency donations, it does seem to play a disproportionate part in funding Conservative candidates in marginal seats. Regards JRPG (talk) 19:45, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

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