New JCB cab

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by FarmerBruce, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. FarmerBruce

    FarmerBruce Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Did anyone have a look at the new cab on the JCB loadalls at LAMMA. What’s the verdict? Any pluses or negatives? Thanks
     
  2. Stock

    Stock Member

    Yep! one, IT'S a JCB...............................................
     
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  3. Clever Dic

    Clever Dic Member

    Location:
    Melton
    No suspension ....why ?
    I will not buy a new handler without it.
     
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  4. A1an

    A1an Member

    have they got rid of the bar between front and top glass?
     
  5. FarmerBruce

    FarmerBruce Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Yes apparently so
     
  6. agcon1

    agcon1 Member

    Location:
    derbyshire
    we have new machine due anytime, pleased I didn't wait for the new cab, slightly better visibility but nothing else, not worth 2k more than old cab
     
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  7. So you can guarantee a replacement windscreen will be £££££££ more.(n)
     
    slim shiny and Nearly like this.
  8. Speedstar

    Speedstar Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    JCB cab looked ok , but paint on it still looked very poor , you would not buy a 80 or 100k car for the paint to fall off, have told our dealer about this problem loads of times and falls on deaf ears , dash in the old ones was very poor no hour meter on show all the time ,fan speeds were joke ,, they could only make a better one you would hope
     
  9. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

    Location:
    North Wales
    The JCB Turd Polising Dept are making a phenomenal job of peddling what is, really, a pretty standard cab.
     
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  10. FarmerBruce

    FarmerBruce Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    What's wrong with it?
     
  11. Farma Parma

    Farma Parma Member

    Location:
    Northumberlandia
    I briefly sat in a 542-70 & thought its a cab & then got out of it thinking what was so wrong with olduns?
    Buttons galore to the right of your right arm.
    Atleast there joystick is half decent unlike merlos current offering
     
  12. agcon1

    agcon1 Member

    Location:
    derbyshire
    don't want to start an argument with the master of all things mechanical, but why is having hour meter on show all the time important?
     
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  13. benny6910

    benny6910 Member

    I hate seeing my hour meter, it reminds me of all the £10’s is costing me to replace it.
     
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  14. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

    Location:
    North Wales
    The usual stuff, probably. They will claim that its this, that, and the other, best at this, most efficient at that, but in reality they will gloss over many big issues.

    Painting
    Weld quality, (on a ROPS structure as well!)
    Dashboard, the electrics, unless there are big changes, they will be cheaply made, unreliable nonsense.
    The seat, seems to be the same as last time, they cheapest that they can find.
    Plastic fit up is not what it should be, we pay a premium price for a premium product.
    Air conditioning, and fan, that does not really do the job
    Cheep joystick buttons that wear out, but cannot be replaced without changing the whole sodding stick.
    Electrics made by someone who has a grudge against common sense

    But it's ok, they have rounded the square bits, and squared the round bits, nice yellow handles so all is good.

    Still, what should be one of the most brilliant companies in the UK, is resting on their laurels, twiddling with some covers and switches, living off the fat of the 3CX and Loadall.

    :)
     
  15. Speedstar

    Speedstar Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    Quick look at it to see when it is to service
     
  16. Speedstar

    Speedstar Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    Try resetting the service hours on the dash , it is very poor
     
  17. Farma Parma

    Farma Parma Member

    Location:
    Northumberlandia
    Now i havnt got a JCB but by chrikey they must have some serious Massey Virus by the sounds of folks on here.
    Maybes behind the closed doors at night some of the RED Tractor folks sneak in & change the designs & parts specs eh...
    How can the likes of JCB get this so fundamentally wrong it does make you wonder
    Yet there supported very much like the hardened DEERE buyers of this world.

    Meanwhile i'll just keep my old trusty merlo gan & no id deffo not have any of there latest models neither.

    Tin hat on :rolleyes:
     
  18. Farma Parma

    Farma Parma Member

    Location:
    Northumberlandia
    Is it that bad you can flick it off with ya thumbnail like speedy ???
    My 14yr old merlo isnt perfect paint wise but i can live with it.
    surely latest kit is painted better ??
     
  19. Fendtbro

    Fendtbro Member

    Is the cab air intake still at the back of the roof? most manufacturers insist on placing it there simply because it's easy.. Totally unacceptable with the exhaust right beside it, diesel fumes sucked straight into the cab.. That's most of the reason at the end of a day you feel rough and a dizzy head.. And of course it's probably knocking years of your life expectancy. When you watch a forklift or tractor at night in the dry, the dust and fumes swirling behind the cab is unreal. Most tractors have this problem, the only way to help this is keep the exhaust as high as possible and the air intake well down and forwards. designers would do much better if they had to sit in it for 12 hours..
     
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  20. Farma Parma

    Farma Parma Member

    Location:
    Northumberlandia
    There is a lot of poor designed kit yet all makers want a fortune for there products.
    Some of it should have never been made in the 1st place
     
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