“Each time we need to upgrade a machine, the council provides us with demos from multiple brands. I find JCB machinery are a lot more stable and the controls are less complicated than most others on the market right now,” Barry says.
“The 3CX T4i now has more horsepower but the machine itself is a lot quieter. Currently we are using it to renew and upgrade the local water mains, sewers and storm water drains in Toowoomba, and it is proving more powerful, safe and comfortable for operators to use all day.”
The 3CX T4i boasts the new Auto Idle, Auto Throttle and Auto Drive (Automate) features as standard. These features allow operators to pre-set idle modes when switching between excavator and front loader operations, cutting fuel consumption, engine noise and emissions.
“The upgraded auto throttle and cruise control make operating the machine very easy. We can be in these machines for long periods of time, so other than efficiency and power, the main thing is that they are comfortable and easy to use, and this machine delivers on all of that,” Barry says.