JCB to supply Equipment to the Aussie Department of Defence for the Land 8120 Project

JCB CEA announces it is one of a team of equipment partners that will support Prime Contractor, Ventia, under a new contract with the Department of Defence, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), to deliver engineering support platforms for the Australian Defence Force (ADF), under Project Land 8120 Phase 1.

Courtesy of JCB

Ventia brought together the team including JCB CEA, other key machinery manufacturers, and systems engineering specialist, QinetiQ, to offer the full breadth of services sought by the ADF over the five-year program.

JCB CEA will supply equipment from across seven JCB product platforms with a diverse range of machines including heavy line excavators, teleskids, wheel loaders, backhoe loaders, mini excavators, wheeled excavators and rollers. CEO Hylton Taylor said:

“JCB CEA is pleased to supply some of our class leading equipment as part of this large-scale project.”


“This will be the single largest sale of machinery JCB CEA has secured locally, and the largest sale of JCB machinery in Australasia.”


“We collaborated in a thorough and extensive vetting and tender process with the highly experienced infrastructure service provider, Ventia, who specialise in the long-term operation, maintenance, and management of critical public and private infrastructure.”

JCB CEA will also assist with the development of product specific operating manuals, maintenance specifications and other technical documentation, and where required, deliver operator training programs at Defence sites nationally for optimum use of the supplied machines.

The first machine delivery will be a JCB 220X heavy line excavator. Hylton said:

“We look forward to the handover of this machine and the many more to follow over the coming years.”

Source: JCB'
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