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Before you buy a JCB 3CX Backhoe loader in Uganda

by Edwin

Backhoe loaders like the JCB 3CX are very common in Uganda and are used for a wide variety of tasks: construction, small demolitions, light transportation of building materials, powering building equipment, digging holes/excavation, landscaping, breaking asphalt, and paving roads.

Before you buy a JCB 3CX Backhoe loader in Uganda

The 3CX backhoe loader is manufactured by JCB, an English multinational corporation, with headquarters in Rochester and Staffordshire, manufacturing equipment for construction, agriculture, waste handling and demolition. JCB 3CX backhoe loaders are one of the most common construction equipment used in Uganda.

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Buying a foreign used JCB 3CX Backhoe loader from a Ugandan car bond

In case you opt to buy JCB 3CX Backhoe loader from the a car bond in and around Kampala, then things could be a little bit more simpler for you because you will not have to face all the lengthy processes and journeys to the port of Mombasa to bring own the bus. Here most of the work has already been done for you. Most taxes have been cleared.

All you have to do is simply pay for the car from the car bond and drive home. However, you can also find that some cars have only cleared the Cost Insurance and Freight (CIF) fees only. This would mean that if you want JCB 3CX Backhoe loader then you will have to clear the rest of the taxes. You can find the Cost, Insurance and Freight of a premium JCB 3CX Backhoe loader (that is from Japan to Kampala) to be around $ 25,000 or even above. However, the total sum of the CIF can change due to year of manufacture, condition of the compactor and the dealer.

Importing a foreign used JCB 3CX Backhoe loader from Japan or any other part of the world

Now this is different from buying from JCB 3CX Backhoe loader from a car heavy machinery bond here in Kampala. You may prefer to import your Case Midi Excavators directly from Japan or from any other part of the world. You have to follow a procedure similar to the one stated below.

Search and select JCB 3CX Backhoe loader to buy from Japanese Used Car Portal Websites or from any other part of the world like Europe or USA. Send Inquiry for price, condition, etc of the JCB 3CX Backhoe loader. The dealers will respond you directly by Email although some may prefer to call and speak to you.

Watch out for fake e-mails as many scams may con you for money. After that you negotiate with the dealer for a price that fits your budget.

Request for a proforma invoice, place your order and make payment which may be either through bank wire or VISA. The seller will inform you about the following things like the Payment Confirmation, Shipping Schedule, B/L copy, Original Document and then you receive the order in this case the JCB 3CX Backhoe loader.

However should you wish to get help in buying a brand new JCB 3CX Backhoe loader, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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General JCB 3CX Backhoe loader reviews and features for Uganda

Auto throttle
The hand throttle, now a lever that works an electronic position sensor rather than a cable tugging at the fuel pump, enables the operator to choose a desired engine speed for excavation work.

Once set, it needn’t be moved unless the operator chooses to alter the working revs.

With auto throttle, the backhoe automatically returns to idle when the operator spins the seat from the excavator driving position to the loader driving position. Cleverly, engine revs return to the previously used speed when the seat rotates back to the excavator driving position. And if you’re not quick enough on the levers, auto idle will also kick-in, adding to the fuel-saving potential.

Those in the north might appreciate the optional auto preheat system now available for the JCB backhoe.
Auto preheat allows the operator to programme – on a weekday basis – the preheating of the engine block, for up to 30 minutes before starting working. Using a truck-style cab heater, auto preheat reduces start-up time, quickly defrosts the windows and warms the cab.

JCB says this feature can also extend service intervals, due to there being no requirement to run the engine to warm fluids or defrost the windscreen once it has been started in the morning.

Those who have cobbled together all manner of hand-throttle systems when travelling to and from the job site just to avoid the pain of keeping a foot throttle pinned to the floor, will no doubt appreciate the auto drive feature.

Auto drive operates in a similar way to cruise control. Though in this instance, it automatically maintains a chosen engine speed rather than a travel speed.

A switch on the dashboard allows revs to be set when roading, and this function is automatically disengaged when the operator touches the brakes, moves the gear lever to neutral or turns the system off using the auto drive switch adjacent to the hazard warning light switch.

Like cruise control, activation of auto drive will only be acknowledged after the system has identified that the brakes work – and a push of the pedal is all that’s required to satisfy this requirement.

Using auto drive, there is no need for the operator to keep their foot pinned on the throttle while travelling, and is another useful feature aimed at reducing fatigue. And climbing a slope sees the transmission respond accordingly, without any need for me to interfere.

JCB’s SRS (smooth ride system) is a well-proven component that provides boom suspension through the loader arm hydraulic circuit. Previous versions required the operator to switch the system on or off.

Now SRS has been automated, so there is no requirement for the operator to turn the system on and off which means I’m not going to get a sharp jolt from the loader to remind me to switch the system on.

In auto mode, the system needs 1.5kph of movement to work, and this prevents activation and unwanted movement when the backhoe is stationary.

The system can still be over-ridden and either turned off, or used manually though I can’t understand why you would want to.

SRS has two operating modes available with gear selection determining the activation speed; for rehandling work in third gear or lower, SRS becomes activated at speeds above 7.5kph; slotting the transmission into fourth (or top gear) means, SRS becomes active from 5kph.

Auto boom lock is available only on servo lever models, and it eliminates the need for a locking cable to prevent the excavator arm from being used. This latest improvement uses a hydraulic ram to lift and lower the cast mechanical lock – its operation is determined by activating the servo levers using the button beneath the joysticks to bring the excavator into play.

So just activating the servo levers will release the boom lock – very simple and very effective.

Alternatives of JCB 3CX Backhoe loader in Uganda

We have a number of alternatives you can consider while in Uganda and some of the most prominent ones include the Caterpillar, Komatsu, CASE, Sany, and Hyundai Backhoe loader.

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Availability of the JCB 3CX Backhoe loader spare parts in Uganda

Of late many people have picked interest in importing spare parts of heavy machinery such as the CASE Skid Steer Loaders unlike before where the company owners imported their own spare parts. If you happen to visit heavy machinery spare shops in down town Kampala, you will most probably find all the parts you need.

However you should fail to find what you need for a particular JCB model, please don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance in that regard.

Reasons why people buy the JCB 3CX Backhoe loader in Uganda

Let’s agree, though putting in mind obvious things are not always obvious, the JCB 3CX Backhoe loader is basically bought and used for ground excavation and dumper soil loading. In summary, the JCB 3CX Backhoe loader is a great fit for: Government / Municipalities, Residential Construction, Roads & Bridges, Rental/hire services, Non-Residential Construction, Utilities, Landscaping and agriculture.

Our Conclusion

The backhoe loader is perhaps unmatched in its capabilities on urban jobs sites. The loaders are like the offspring of an excavator and a front end loader, able to handle the jobs of both machines with a mere swivel of the chassis. The JCB 3CX is built and designed to fulfill that need.

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