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1952 is a huge milestone in the story of JCB. On a sales trip to Norway, Joseph Bamford sees a rudimentary backhoe, realises its potential and is inspired to develop the JCB Mk 1 Excavator; essentially a Fordson tractor with hydraulic excavator at the rear, Major Loader at the front and optional cab. The JCB backhoe loader is born.

1952 is also the year machines start to appear in the famous JCB yellow, and in 1953 we begin to brand products with the company logo. Two other key machines are introduced in this period: the Si-Draulic Loader, a single arm unit with high lift and forward reach, and the Loadover Wheeled Loader, with a bucket that travelled over the top of the driver - only two were made!

In February 1956 the company is officially incorporated as J C Bamford (Excavators) Ltd and a service business is launched. Machine development continues with, in 1957, the Hydra-Digga, the first JCB machine to provide a comfortable cab, and 1958's JCB Loadall, featuring an innovative hydraulic shovel. In 1959, combining Hydra-Digga and Loadall creates the first truly recognisable backhoe loader, with the chassis, not the tractor skid, taking the digging and loading forces.

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JCB: the early years

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Mister Rusty
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Nice one, needs a couple of looks to sort out which scale 
12 " to 1' or 1/87th.
The history of JCB was not so simple as portrayed.
Nor was it such a revolutionary or unique concept, others were out there making similar machinery.
Joe Bamford was however a decent bloke who deserved to succeed and did so.
Just wish they would get a quieter helicopter, it's an old Sikorsky that delivers and collects the current m.d. most days from just outside Chipping Norton to take him to the office at Rocester or wherever.
The reason why the equipment was bolted onto a separate frame, inside which was the skid unit of integral engine/ transmission/rear axle was that Ford would not warrant their unit if the loader stresses were fed through their parts.
Ultimately, things were resolved and the need for the chassis was reduced.
Bunkerbarge,
I am locked out, hooked up on your last message, this is the only way that l can get into the forum.
Anyone else having issues?
Please check.
Could anyone reading  this, please advise Jazavalley or another admin , thanks
Be careful, in case it's a virus. The message received is:-
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