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Platinum edition marks 70 years of JCB backhoe

JCB is celebrating 70 years of manufacturing its backhoe loader with Platinum Editions of the 3CX and 4CX models.

A total of 70 limited-edition 70th birthday 3CX Pro and 4 CX Pro (pictured above) machines will be manufactured.

The first JCB backhoe loader was manufactured by Joe Bamford in 1953 by combining a lightweight backhoe with a Major Loadall tractor loader. It created a machine that combined a front shovel and rear excavator arm.