JCB JS130

nick...

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
south norfolk
Do your homework I guess some plant machines firms will have been servicing on the button I would think. As you say though majority will have been hammered by inexperienced operators.
Your quite correct but I’ve seen plenty of machines started from cold and put straight to work along with machines that never see a grease gun.had several hire machines that have not had much love either
Nick...
 

8100

Member
Location
South Cheshire
Good tools the JS range .Even the rubber duck model was nice to use (even though i hate rubber ducks with a passion) .Ex contract hire machines would be ideal if you could get one as they are serviced regular and maybe looked after better.Case 13 ton machines are worth a look as i found them a better machine on the job .I had to turn compost windrows and track half a mile when a Artic came on the landfill to dig it out and the Case got there over bunds and muck heaps without complaining too much.But you wont go too wrong with a JS :)
 
Doh!

Quoting what you heard from whoever was yabbering at you last is not a sound basis for YOU to form an opinion - surely you know this.
In this case a digger driver who told you JCB has deteriorated in quality over the previous 25 years.

If that’s his opinion then fine, he is entitled to it - I said as much if you read my post. However.

Have you been plant operator for 25 years?

Have you bought a 360?

Have you paid for a 360?

Have you maintained a 360?

Have you compared the running costs like for like from one machine to another and considering purchase price vs likely repairs or depreciation made a decision/took a gamble and then followed through and bought said machine?

A machine shagged with 8000 hours. And have faults. Oh Lawd Jesus Say it’s not so. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

Just what point are you making, in comparison to what?

Here is Salma Hayek. She is 52 years old, and my isn’t she in great order.

View attachment 814426

I have definitely seen 52 year olds in worse condition. Infact I have seen 35 year olds in worse condition. You could say she has been well MAINTAINED

She is certainly wearing her hours well, and I certainly would not use the term you did earlier to describe her appearance in her presence.
I have read you post chill out eh
 
Doh!

Quoting what you heard from whoever was yabbering at you last is not a sound basis for YOU to form an opinion - surely you know this.
In this case a digger driver who told you JCB has deteriorated in quality over the previous 25 years.

If that’s his opinion then fine, he is entitled to it - I said as much if you read my post. However.

Have you been plant operator for 25 years?

Have you bought a 360?

Have you paid for a 360?

Have you maintained a 360?

Have you compared the running costs like for like from one machine to another and considering purchase price vs likely repairs or depreciation made a decision/took a gamble and then followed through and bought said machine?

A machine shagged with 8000 hours. And have faults. Oh Lawd Jesus Say it’s not so. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

Just what point are you making, in comparison to what?

Here is Salma Hayek. She is 52 years old, and my isn’t she in great order.

View attachment 814426

I have definitely seen 52 year olds in worse condition. Infact I have seen 35 year olds in worse condition. You could say she has been well MAINTAINED

She is certainly wearing her hours well, and I certainly would not use the term you did earlier to describe her appearance in her presence.
Yabbering do live on another planet?
 

Chae1

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
Well that proves there are some good jcb machines around,
Just out of interest chae when time comes to upgrade will go jcb again?
Probably, will be a long time till its changed. Only done 1k hours since we bought it. We were paying £35/hr plus moving on/off site for a contractor, it cost 19k if i remember correctly so paid for itself quickly.
 
Probably, will be a long time till its changed. Only done 1k hours since we bought it. We were paying £35/hr plus moving on/off site for a contractor, it cost 19k if i remember correctly so paid for itself quickly.
Chae I did meet farmer once who brought jcb jd series he had some problems with it but it did 4 years work on his farm, suppose it's luck if buy second hand sometimes though.
 

snarling bee

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Bedfordshire
FWIW, I have had 2 JS130's first one was probably 15 years old when the battery caught fire and I got a good insurance payout. Now got 2012 model. Both have been very reliable. IMO they are a good size machine for a farm. Ours is in use 3 days a week all winter and spring ATM as have had a few projects going on.
 

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