the new type jcbs

#1
i am currently writing a peice about the new jcb replacement for the 410m (the 524/50) or load all.

what i need is any input from units/ guys who are and can operate them as to what they think off them and any improvements they would like to see to make there jobs in operating them easier.

so far i have
using elastics to strap the fork down to stop them moving around in rough terrain.
a comfier seat.

i have been asked to do this from the alc whom collect and run the c veh fleet.
 
#2
Make the door removable. The windows need to open more or add aircon as that fan just circulates warm air.

Add a stereo!!!

Any more GEMS suggestions you would like to steal?
 
#3
cheers mate i will add those to the list as i also now have changing the types of tyres as the current ones arent up to the job and they are falling apart to easily.
 
#4
strima said:
Make the door removable. The windows need to open more or add aircon as that fan just circulates warm air.

Add a stereo!!!

Any more GEMS suggestions you would like to steal?
strima, you JCB hoooore.
 
#6
Reposition some of the switches that are near the joystick. You can accidently press them when operating the lift arms etc.
Agree with the warm air fan!
 
#7
CH512O said:
Reposition some of the switches that are near the joystick. You can accidently press them when operating the lift arms etc.
Agree with the warm air fan!
do you mean the horn switch? which wins the worse place to put a switch ever award!?
 
#8
strima said:
Make the door removable.

IIRC the door (when shut) forms part of the structural frame which becomes more important when you find yourself upside down in a ditch (a bit like a roll cage). So I imagine the frame would need to be strengthened to do this.

Probably a good idea anyway as

a. no-one ever shuts the door anyway and

b. if you do find yourself upside down in a ditch it's preferable not to have a door blocking your escape!
 
#9
Replace the big knob behind the steering wheel.
 
#10
i was taklking through some of these issues with the military jcb liason and he said they are putting out some mods on the jcb's namely reinforcing the annoying dome mirror on the rear with one that wont droop like an old mans length! and to turn the door in to a reverse hinged door (suicide style) and allow the top half to open like a barn door (similar to the jcb's bigger bro)
 
#14
I operate both the new ones. the one thing they really need away from the cab, is a tow pintle.
 
#15
Secure the loading ramps on the sideshift version onto the CES pallet, increases visibility and prevents " I just need to borrow those". Flatracks need strenghening, have had a couple where the boards have snapped when I have reversed onto the rack.
 
#16
stefdaunt36 said:
Flatracks need strengthening, have had a couple where the boards have snapped when I have reversed onto the rack.
There is a repair programme being run for flatracks, just report it up the chain to get them repaired as they're all getting a bit old now and are never looked after.
 
#17
strima said:
stefdaunt36 said:
Flatracks need strengthening, have had a couple where the boards have snapped when I have reversed onto the rack.
There is a repair programme being run for flatracks, just report it up the chain to get them repaired as they're all getting a bit old now and are never looked after.
Just come off GRIFFINS FARCE and we have gone through a flatrack as well. Not that flatracks will be needed for a few weeks!!
 
#18
i have also just got back from griffin **** up and have added some more mods like a jubilee clip to the rear mirror arm to stop it from dropping and bugee loops to the forks to stop them slidding about the place. an i pod station attached above the steering wheel.

they also need to get hold of the sa80 stencil so they can correctly mount the brackets in thew door as they are a bit hit and miss as of the 2 we got issued only one could house the rifle..
 
#19
sharkie said:
i have also just got back from griffin * up and have added some more mods like a jubilee clip to the rear mirror arm to stop it from dropping and bugee loops to the forks to stop them slidding about the place. an i pod station attached above the steering wheel.

they also need to get hold of the sa80 stencil so they can correctly mount the brackets in thew door as they are a bit hit and miss as of the 2 we got issued only one could house the rifle..
Your lucky having brackets, we dont have any!!
 
#20
Hope I never have to follow one on a convoy light, obviously an afterthought! and why have the Army bought a sideshift and non sideshift model? sods law says you'll have a shed load of Iso's too load and the wrong model to use to do it :? be the same situation as the flatracks on Telic1 , shit loads of Iso's and no GP flatracks.
Not going to lose sleep over it though :)
 
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