Nineteen JCB’s and counting for Melbourne contracting company

Civil Force is an earth and civil contracting company that services Geelong and surrounding areas. According to Shane Norris, Managing Director for Civil Force, he made the switch to JCB when he purchased his first 3CX Backhoe in 2001. This has now expanded into a fleet of JCB wheel loaders, excavators and backhoes.

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“I had owned a few other backhoes prior to 2001, but I prefer JCB backhoes” says Shane. “JCB’s construction machines are good value for money.”He adds, “I like having a fleet of the same brand of equipment because I look professional to my customers.”Shane is a well-respected customer of JCB. He was invited to the UK factory in 2013 to celebrate JCB’s millionth machine. Shane was also invited to meet Lord Bamford at the Grand Prix in Melbourne last year.“I always get really good service from the JCB CEA team in Melbourne,” says Shane, “I like the consistency of JCB genuine parts across all JCB machines.”


Civil Force conducts detailed earthworks and underground work. The success of the business has been due to a strong commitment to quality and excellent customer service. Services include bitumen profiling, boring, bulldozing, drainage, electric site preparation, land development, land clearing, pre- excavation, pot holing, project management, pre-excavation preparation and retaining walls.


The JCB JS200LC is the 20 tonne model in our heavy tracked excavators range. It’s blessed with exceptional efficiency, strength, productivity, comfort, safety and ease of maintenance. The JS200LC’s new DIESELMAX 448 engine provides up to 20% fuel savings over our outgoing model, while a closed box-section revolving frame increases strength and reduces stress. JCB have also created an all-new high-strength boom and dipper for this 360 excavator, and they’ve used only the very best components too, like Berco / ITM running gear, Kawasaki pumps and Kayaba main control valves.


JCB’s 13 tonne excavator, the JS130 LC is the culmination of 48 years’ tracked excavator expertise, offering performance and productivity without compromise. Designed and developed using JCB’s Efficient Design philosophy, the JS130 is a 13-tonne tracked excavator that’s equipped with a host of efficiency, performance, comfort and safety innovations. Like our new award-winning JCB 444 DIESELMAX engine. In turn, this means you can expect countless everyday benefits to using the JS130 tracked excavator – like great visibility, low running costs and more uptime.Standard JS cab includes: Roof blind, heater, 12v power sockets, seat belt, 3.5 inch colour monitor and front window wiper


There are many reasons to choose the JCB 426 HT wheel loader. It’s productive, efficient, easy to maintain and extremely durable. Its 5.9 litre 6-cylinder Cummins engine is Stage 2 compliant and produces 112 kW and 633 Nm. Of course all JCB front-end loaders are designed to get the most from every drop of fuel. On the 426, there’s a load sensing hydraulic system with a variable displacement pump, and a variable speed cooling fan, all of which consume power only when required. There’s also premium componentry, like a Cummins Engine and an all-ZF driveline.

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