JCB High Mobility Engineer Excavator (HMEE)

January 7th, 2008 by moresnow | Filed under Excavator, Military, Special Purpose, Technology.


This past December JCB entered into the relationship that changes the industry. They built an armour plated 55mph mobile backhoe which looks to be a winner. Check out the specs at the JCB website for the HMEE.

NEW YORK, NY (December 4, 2007) – JCB Construction Equipment, the world’s largest privately owned construction business, unveiled today the 60 MPH, state-of-the- art JCB High Mobility Engineer Excavator (HMEE), purpose-built for the U.S. Army and destined for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan, where it will provide battlefield commanders with a myriad of logistics capabilities in front patrols. Built at JCB’s North American headquarters in Savannah, GA.  JCB’s production contract with the U.S. Army is worth an estimated $209 million for 800 JCB HMEE military machines. A four-year service contract under negotiation has an estimated value of an additional $20 million.

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