1. Thank you for visiting HeavyEquipmentForums.com! Our objective is to provide industry professionals a place to gather to exchange questions, answers and ideas. We welcome you to register using the "Register" icon at the top of the page. We'd appreciate any help you can offer in spreading the word of our new site. The more members that join, the bigger resource for all to enjoy. Thank you!
  2. ALL NEW MEMBERS READ THIS FIRST!! Thank you for joining Heavy Equipment Forums! If you are new to forums we communicate with "Threads", please search our threads to see if your topic may have already been answered and if not then click "Post New Thread" in the appropriate forum. This will allow all of our members to see your question and give you the best chance to be answered. After you've made a number of posts you will graduate to Full Member status where you'll see a few more privileges. Following these guidelines will help make this the best resource for heavy equipment on the net. Thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoy your stay!!

jcb/volvo skid steer

Discussion in 'Skid Steers' started by cat320, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. cat320

    cat320 Charter Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2003
    Messages:
    913
    Location:
    Stoneham,MA
    Just curious if anyone has the one arm machines? how are they performing vs the regular one with the climb in thru the front. I assume jcb makes it for Volvo but uses Volvos engine instead of there's? . they seam like a good machine .
     
  2. clintm

    clintm Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Messages:
    974
    Occupation:
    trucking,concrete recycling,grading, demolition
    Location:
    charlotte nc
    I run a rental on a job loaded 2 of my 20yd dumpsters with sand .I think it was the 1,500 -1,800 pd working ld rubber tire machine. it was ok but did not impress me I've been on skid steers for about 30 years it was better than the old 743 bobcats but thats not saying much. I have been on jobs that they have had 3 or 4 rental machines out there trying to keep one running talk to the local rental mech's if you can. from what I've heard they hate them. They seem like a neat idea but JCB has never seem to have good dealer support or supported the dealers very well in our area
     
  3. popsiclepete

    popsiclepete Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2012
    Messages:
    99
    Occupation:
    Mechanical Contractor
    Location:
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Looked at Volvo this spring but the price was 10K more than the case SR200. A for the size and horsepower both where about equal. Couldn't justify paying 10K to enter from the side.
    The same dealer handles both brands so that wasn't the concern, the mechanic said that most of the initial bugs had been look after and that reliability was much better.
     
  4. cat320

    cat320 Charter Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2003
    Messages:
    913
    Location:
    Stoneham,MA
    I saw the Volvo at the new England grows show very briefly and from what I remember it seamed a little bit pricy but they guy there didn't seam to know to much about the machine in my opinion when I asked him servicing questions. Clintm I'm surprised from down in your area your not that far from them at least a lot closer to the plant than I am you think service would be better and faster down there . don't really see to many of them running around here . so they are 1 probably poor machine and service stinks like you said and they are way over priced for what they are ?
    really no video on youtube of anyone running them
     
  5. hmearth

    hmearth Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2014
    Messages:
    236
    Location:
    Australia.
    A mate got one he couldn't move it unless it was on a trailer
    And had to be careful were he stopped getting out of the thing with that big side door
     
  6. hmearth

    hmearth Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2014
    Messages:
    236
    Location:
    Australia.
    A mate got one he couldn't move it unless it was on a trailer
    And had to be careful were he stopped getting out of the thing with that big side door
     
  7. k45

    k45 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2009
    Messages:
    148
    Location:
    southern Ohio
    The side door doesn't work very well if you ever want to add OTT tracks. Since I run tracks 99% of the time.....
     
  8. CDNDIESELMONKEY

    CDNDIESELMONKEY Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2014
    Messages:
    233
    Location:
    ONTARIO
    The volvo is built by JCB with a JCB engine as well. I can get you all the specs if you desire. A JCB tech can even plug his laptop into a volvo and do diagnostics, monitoring etc.
    The one arm has lifetime warranty and I have never seen any break. Especially the asphalt guys like them because regular arms tend to crack with the repetitive heavy lifting. But everyone has their preferences and price is ALWAYS a huge factor! :D