JCB celebrated the production of its 100,000th compact excavator on January 6.
JCB’s first compact excavator—an 801 model weighing 3,307 pounds—rolled off the production line in 1989, a year when the global manufacturer produced just over 450 machines. By 1992, JCB’s compact excavator range had expanded to four models with 1,000 units produced annually.
Its 100,000th compact excavator—a 24,250-pound 100C-1—is one of 22 models in JCB’s compact excavator range.
“To have produced 100,000 compact excavators is something for the whole JCB team to celebrate, and with more additions to the range due later this year, we look forward to more growth in this important sector of the market,” said JCB CEO Graeme Macdonald.