This Manual will cover the JCB Backhoe Loader - the iconic 'yellow' digger, variants of which have now been in production for over 50 years. The book will be produced with the full co-operation of JCB, who are likely to take approx 2,000 copies to use for promotional activity to celebrate the company's 70th anniversary in October 2015 (a year of celebrations is planed running until October 2016). JCB has an extensive archive from which material will be drawn for use in the book, and it is envisaged that the 'project vehicle' will be a 'classic' 1979 3C Backhoe Loader - revered by enthusiasts, and the machine that took JCB from leading British manufacturer to a global player.
Julian Carder is Worldwide Product Marketing Manger for JCB's Backhoe Business Unit. He is passionate about JCB products, having restored his first classic JCB at the age of 16. After gaining an engineering degree, Julian began a career working with plant machinery, and has been working for JCB for 11 years. When he is not at his desk or travelling the world promoting the latest JCB Backhoe products, Julian continues to both advise and participate in JCB restoration projects. He also has an extensive collection of JCB literature and scale models. He lives at Utoxeter in Staffordshire.