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JCB MACHINES FEATURED IN NEW FILM ‘ALIEN: COVENANT’

Monday, May 15, 2017

A fleet of more than 20 JCB machines is playing a starring role in the latest installment of a cult film franchise. JCB skid steers loaders, Loadall telescopic handlers and JS excavators were supplied to 20th Century Fox for the making of the new film “Alien: Covenant” which will be released in the U.S. on Friday, May 19.

Starring alongside actors Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston, the machines are wrapped in stunning gold to give them a futuristic look – the idea of British film director and producer Ridley Scott.

“This is one of the highest-profile film projects in JCB’s history, involving approximately $1.3 million worth of machines,” said Michael Plummer, JCB’s Worldwide Marketing Director. “Ridley Scott’s idea to wrap the machines in gold delivered a stunning result and is certainly an eye-catching addition to a film which will be seen by millions of people around the world.”

The machines – which appear in the film's finale – arrived at the movie set in Sydney with the help of JCB dealer Construction Equipment Australia. The dealer also provided film makers with six JCB generators for additional on-site power.

The equipment is used in the so-called “terraforming bay,” an area which alters the environment to make it capable of supporting terrestrial life. “Alien: Covenant” is set almost 100 years in the future and is the sixth film in the popular “Alien” franchise.


JCB INNOVATION SEES LAUNCH OF JCB TELESKID WORLD FIRST

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

JCB today previews the world’s first skid steer and compact track loader with a telescopic boom. The JCB Teleskid is a revolutionary new product that can reach 60 percent further forward than any other skid steer on the market and - in an industry first - it is the only skid steer in the world that can dig below its chassis to an unparalleled depth of three feet. In addition, this innovative new machine can reach 8 percent higher than any other skid steer.

JCB Chief Innovation and Growth Officer Tim Burnhope said today: “Through innovation this machine will surpass the expectations of our customers as the world’s first skid steer and compact track loader with a telescopic boom. The JCB Teleskid can reach further forward and lift higher and dig deeper than any other skid steer.” JCB pioneered telescopic technology with the launch of the Loadall nearly 40 years ago and today it’s the biggest selling telescopic handler in the world. Nearly 25 years ago, JCB also introduced another innovation: the industry’s first single-arm - or ‘Powerboom’ - skid steer, taking safety to new levels.

Now the company has taken its drive for innovative product solutions a stage further by combining both technologies into one to produce the JCB Teleskid: a skid steer and track loader complete with a telescopic boom. The JCB Teleskid has an unrivalled forward reach of 8ft – making it 60 percent better than the nearest competitive machine. With a lift height of 13ft, the JCB Teleskid can reach 8 percent higher than any other skid steer in the world.

This brand new innovation receives its international debut for the construction industry at the Conexpo show in Las Vegas. Tim Burnhope added: “The JCB Teleskid can do the work of four machines - a telescopic handler, masted forklift, compact loader and a skid steer, all in one easily-serviced machine. The telescopic boom will allow operators to load trucks without a ramp, reach over kerbing and dig below ground, all with clear visibility of the attachment.”

The JCB Teleskid will be on the only skid steer on the market which is able to combine vertical and radial lift capability. A unique bucket-positioning levelling system allows the bucket level to be set and maintained throughout the boom’s range of movement.



CSTK JCB HOSTS SUCCESSFUL OPEN HOUSE AT NEW LOCATION

KANSAS CITY,KS (May 19, 2016) - Equipment dealer CSTK JCB hosted a successful open house at its new JCB sales, service and rental facility at 401 Shawnee Avenue in Kansas City, Kan., earlier this month.

“Our dedicated JCB facility has been open for a few months, but we wanted to host an event during warmer spring weather that would allow us to demonstrate JCB equipment and its many advantages,” said Dave Burns, vice president of CSTK, Inc. “We’re very pleased with the turn-out we received at our open house, and we feel that it gave us a great opportunity to show the Kansas City area what JCB is all about.”

Nearly 100 attendees ranging from purchasing agents to construction crew workers each received a “Time to Switch” JCB skid steer t-shirt and a CSTK baseball cap. Chunky Al’s BBQ catered a free barbecue lunch, and a few lucky individuals won raffle prizes including three Yeti Roadie coolers and 25 CSTK JCB sport duffle bags. JCB’s world-famous Dancing Diggers backhoe performance team wowed the crowd with their unique routines and stunts. CSTK’s own Sales Representative Mike Horine even got in on the action, safely maneuvering a JCB skid steer through the diggers as they performed.

“We thought integrating JCB’s unique skid steer with its single-arm PowerBoom into the performance would be an excellent way to show off its safety and agility,” Burns said. “All in all, I think the event helped us introduce JCB equipment to a Midwestern market that could really benefit from its durability, reliability and value.”


CSTK JCB OPENS NEW KANSAS CITY LOCATION FOR

JCB EQUIPMENT SALES & SERVICE

KANSAS CITY, KS (March 31, 2016)  JCB equipment dealer CSTK JCB has opened a new, dedicated JCB sales, service and rental facility at 401 Shawnee Avenue in Kansas City, KS 66105. The new JCB facility is directly across the street from CSTK’s existing Thermo King Dealership at 400 Shawnee Avenue.

“When we originally became a JCB dealer in 2013, we merged the JCB product into our existing facility with plans to construct a new facility in a new location,” said Dave Burns, Vice President of CSTK, Inc. “However, the building across the street from our Thermo King location became available. We moved our JCB operations into that building, branded it with JCB signage, and we’re currently selling, servicing and renting equipment there.”

CSTK is a Thermo King dealer and transportation solutions provider with 13 locations in the United States. The company serves transportation companies, fleets, owner operators, and other vehicle/heavy equipment users with units, parts and services for their operations.

“Each CSTK location independently evaluates their market to decide whether other business ventures make sense in their respective areas,” Burns said. “Here in Kansas City, selling JCB equipment was simply a good fit for us. JCB’s Tier 4 Final engines that do not require diesel particulate filters (DPFs) are very similar to the engines used in our other manufacturers’ equipment, so it was easy for us to cross-train our technicians, sales and parts professionals. We also liked the fact that both types of equipment offer environmentally friendly engine solutions. It was a fairly easy decision to carry JCB.”

Thanks to Kansas City’s busy homebuilding market, CSTK JCB has seen success renting JCB’s telescopic handlers to builders who use them to lift pallets of roofing shingles, lumber and other building materials. The company sold several 3CX Super backhoe loaders to Leavenworth County, Kansas, and JCB’s skid steer and compact track loaders with their unique side-entry door have also gained some traction in the marketplace.

“Safety is very important to us at CSTK; we have a corporate safety director that travels to our locations to ensure we’re following proper safety procedures and proactively training our personnel,” Burns said. “Back in 2013, when I initially saw JCB’s skid steers, I was very impressed with the fact that they could help our customers be safer on the job with easy access in and out of the cab.”

According to Burns, there are a variety of reasons why JCB is gaining market share in the Kansas City area since CSTK JCB started selling equipment in early 2014.

“We really feel that JCB’s no-DPF engine solution is a huge selling point,” Burns said. “Other manufacturers’ machines require the use of a DPF and the time necessary to undergo the regeneration process. We’re working hard to get that message out since it’s a tremendous benefit to the end user. Plus, our inventory and service support follow the customer-focused vision that CSTK has implemented for more than 40 years now. That’s a testimony to who we are and the type of service a JCB customer can expect from us.”


CSTK JCB JOINS JCB’S NORTH AMERICAN DEALER NETWORK

New dealer to provide JCB equipment and service to the Kansas City area

SAVANNAH, GA (December 19, 2013) — JCB’s North American dealer network continues to expand with the addition of CSTK JCB. A successful transportation solutions provider since 1975, CSTK will now represent the full line of JCB construction equipment—including new, pre-owned and rental models—and provide JCB parts and service at its dealership in Kansas City, KS.

For over 30 years, CSTK has offered products and services for a variety of applications including transport refrigeration, comfort systems, auxiliary power units, customizable truck bodies, lift gates, trailer skirting and over-the-road and specialty trailers. Now, the dealership will apply its many years of experience to JCB’s wide range of construction equipment, including the world’s safest and most innovative skid steer, known for its patented single-arm PowerBoom and uniquely safe side-entry door. Other industry-leading JCB products now available at CTSK JCB include wheel loaders, backhoes and Loadall telescopic handlers. CSTK JCB also offers a fully-stocked parts department and a full-service maintenance team featuring professionally-trained JCB mechanics.

“We’re very excited to join the JCB family and offer quality JCB products to the Kansas City metropolitan area,” said Dave Burns, vice president of CSTK JCB.  “JCB shares our customer-oriented focus, and by working with JCB, we’re able to continue offering our customers the very best equipment solutions, supported by a wide range of service and parts.”

“CSTK JCB is an outstanding fit for our growing dealer network,” said Dan Schmidt, JCB North America’s vice president of sales. “CSTK JCB’s dedication to a forward-thinking, forward-moving business philosophy matches perfectly with the innovative atmosphere at JCB. I have no doubt that together we will further strengthen the JCB brand in the Kansas City market.”

To learn more about CSTK JCB, visit www.cstk.com or call (888) 225-2785. For more information about JCB’s industry-leading equipment for the construction, agriculture, industrial and waste/recycling markets, or to find a dealer near you, call JCB’s North American Headquarters in Savannah at (912) 447-2000 or visit http://www.jcbna.com.

ABOUT JCB:

JCB, the world’s third largest construction equipment brand, has 22 plants on four continents: 11 in the UK, six in India and others in Brazil, the USA, China, Germany, France and employs more than 10,000 people worldwide.

JCB manufactures more than 300 different machines including: backhoe loaders; Loadall telescopic handlers; tracked and wheeled excavators; wheeled loading shovels; articulated dump trucks; rough terrain fork lifts; mini excavators; Robot skid steer loaders and JCB Vibromax compaction equipment. For agricultural markets, the company produces a range of telescopic handlers and the unique Fastrac tractor. JCB also manufactures the Teletruk forklift for the industrial sector.

JCB is privately-owned by the Bamford family and Chairman, Sir Anthony Bamford, has been at the helm of the company since 1975. The company officially marked its 65th anniversary on June 21st, 2011, the 95th anniversary of the birth of company founder Joseph Cyril Bamford. For more information, please visit www.jcb.com.

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