Before you buy a JCB JS220-LC excavator in Uganda

by Edwin

The JCB JS220-LC is a full excavator mainly used for digging of trenches, holes, foundations, material handling ,brush cutting with hydraulic saw and mower attachments ,forestry work, forestry mulching ,construction ,general grading/landscaping ,mining, especially, but not only open-pit mining ,river dredging among other uses.

Before you buy a JCB JS220-LC excavator in Uganda

UK-based JCB is one of the local excavator brands in the Ugandan construction equipment market with a range of super competitive and marketable excavators. With 40 years in existence, there is no doubt that the JCB excavators meet the requirements to suit the job. So, if you looking out for full sized excavator, the JCB JS220-LC is worth a consideration.

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Buying a foreign used JCB JS220-LC excavator from a Ugandan car bond

In case you opt to buy JCB JS220-LC excavator 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 JS220-LC excavator then you will have to clear the rest of the taxes. You can find the Cost, Insurance and Freight of a premium JCB JS220-LC excavator (that is from Japan to Kampala) to be around $179,000 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 JS220-LC excavator from Japan or any other part of the world

Now this is different from buying from JCB JS220-LC excavator 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 JS220-LC excavator to buy from Japanese Used Car Portal Websites or from any other part of the world like Europe. Send Inquiry for price, condition, etc of the JCB JS220-LC excavator. 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 JS220-LC excavator.

However should you wish to get help in buying a brand new JCB JS220-LC excavator, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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General JCB JS220-LC excavator reviews and features for Uganda

In the JCB’s cabin
Once in the cabin, you will observe that everything is well laid out. An operator is made to feel very comfortable and at ease when he cannot find anything automatically wrong with the cabin layout. This is the case with the JS220-LC test machine.

The 70/30 front windscreen split provides excellent viewing of the right track for safe maneuvering and trenching, the low-level engine bonnet provides excellent rearward visibility, and the rear and side cameras provide the full coverage of the rest of the machine.

The seat come with multiple repositioning options and adjustable arm rests, and the operator’s console is fitted with a large 7-inch multi-function monitor that has an operator-friendly coloured icon-based menu with manual operation. (No requirement for an IT degree with this as JCB has kept the menu operation so simple even I could negotiate it.)

JCB has introduced the new EcoMAX T4i/Stage 3B engine, which uses up to 10 percent less fuel than the previous Tier 3 units. The EcoMAX produces high torque at 1500-1600 rpm, making for improved fuel efficiency, aided by advanced auto-idle technology which reduces engine speed when the hydraulics are not in use, and advanced hydraulic technologies including optimised pump settings.

Further to this the EcoMax T4i Engine does not require costly exhaust after-treatment so no heat resistant lube oils are required, the engine can run on lower grade fuels and there’s no diesel particulate filter (DPF) or selective catalytic reduction (SCR).

Structural advancements
Seeing the new JCB excavators next to the older models, it was easy to see at first glance that that there have been significant modifications made to the new range. Visually, the new models look more robust and powerful.

The boom and dipper arms on the range have been built up quite markedly as JCB has introduced a new high-tensile reinforced dipper and boom with three- piece wrapper plates and cast ends for strength and durability.

The particular excavator I reviewed would be an ideal quarry machine as it has a good, solid grounding base, is well balanced, has a robust boom and dipper, boasts powerful hydraulics and has newly introduced graphite-impregnated bronze bushes in the boom and dipper arms, which reduces greasing intervals to 1000 hours in normal operation. All other grease points are centralized for safe and easy access.

Alternatives of JCB JS220-LC excavator in Uganda

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

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Availability of the JCB JS220-LC excavator spare parts in Uganda

Of late many people have picked interest in importing spare parts of heavy machinery such as the JCB JS220-LC excavator 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 JS220-LC excavator in Uganda

Let’s agree, though putting in mind obvious things are not always obvious, the JCB JS220-LC excavator is basically bought and used for ground excavation and minor soil loading. In summary, the JCB JS220-LC excavator is a great fit for: Government / Municipalities, Residential Construction, Roads & Bridges, Rental, Non-Residential Construction, Utilities, Landscaping and agriculture.

Our Conclusion

If you are in the market for a new mid-range excavator and feel it’s time to look around for something that you may not have considered before may I suggest you have a look at the new range of excavators from JCB Construction Equipment. Like us, I think you will be suitably impressed.

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