Any others having jcb paint issues on new machine

Surgery

Member
Location
Oxford
Just been delivered (new) and paint job is shocking , even has rust in places where it’s not even been painted properly , heard of one other locally delivered a month ago , any more ?
Dealer aware and awaiting there comments.
 

Speedstar

Member
Location
Scottish Borders
Just been delivered (new) and paint job is shocking , even has rust in places where it’s not even been painted properly , heard of one other locally delivered a month ago , any more ?
Dealer aware and awaiting there comments.
Welcome to the club, the paint on a JCB is very poor & JCB will not do any thing to put it right, Dealer will maybe do something for you but JCB will not there customer service is very poor now adays
 
We had a Kubuta tractor the same. I sent it back. Twice. The dealer was arsy because K wouldn't pay the second time. Tough.
You don't pay for a rusty new machine. Plenty of those available as trade ins.
 

Wsquire

Member
Two new jcb diggers last year, both have had to be touched up soon after delivery, one with paint coming off in flakes, absolutely pointless it just rusts next to the touch up instead. Still the salesman boasts about the new state of the art paint facility in the factory🤷‍♂️
 

fermerboy

Member
Location
Banffshire
Ah but you'll never go wrong buying a JCB, worth more second hand see, even if heavily oxidised.
The funny bit about that is it's still true!!:D:D:D

I like my Loadalls but I agree the black paint especially is very poor, but folk still want them when used.
My last one depreciated at £2.94/hr on the clock over 5000 hrs with me, buying bill to selling bill. Nothing else can touch that.
 
The funny bit about that is it's still true!!:D:D:D

I like my Loadalls but I agree the black paint especially is very poor, but folk still want them when used.
My last one depreciated at £2.94/hr on the clock over 5000 hrs with me, buying bill to selling bill. Nothing else can touch that.

JCB don't deserve your money. They are obviously making too many machines to give a flying fudge. Appalling for a British company. Wouldn't buy one on principle.
 

mf7480

Member
Mixed Farmer
The funny bit about that is it's still true!!:D:D:D

I like my Loadalls but I agree the black paint especially is very poor, but folk still want them when used.
My last one depreciated at £2.94/hr on the clock over 5000 hrs with me, buying bill to selling bill. Nothing else can touch that.

Those numbers were very do-able with machines bought up to about 18 months ago. We did it ourselves with a couple of consecutive TM320S’s. The thing I’m really struggling with is the £100k asking price for a new well specced Loadall. I just can’t see these getting anywhere near the numbers of the older ones. Who’s going to pay £85,000 for a 4 year old loadall with 5000 hours? Nobody! It’ll be worth probably 50k tops, Making £10/hr depreciation.
 

S J H

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Bedfordshire
Had a some yellow paint peel off a 2 year old digger, and to be fair they changed the panel and light bracket under warranty.

They really need to sort it out though, you could see where the rust was bubbling underneath the paint.
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

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