JCB is building upon the success of its New Generation skid steer and compact track loader line with the addition of eight new small platform machines.

The eight new machinesthe 135, 155, 175, 190 and 205 skid steers and the 150T, 190T and 205T compact track loaderscomplement JCBs nine large platform New Generation models launched in November 2010. These smaller skid models are more maneuverable in tight, confined areas and are easily transported from job site to job site. However, they dont sacrifice power, safety, comfort or productivity. According to John Patterson, JCB North Americas CEO and JCB Group deputy chairman, the small platform machines are designed to meet the needs of a growing market.

With this launch of these new small platform machines, we now offer 17 models in our skid steer range  both wheeled and tracked with radial and vertical lift designs  providing 97-percent market coverage, Patterson said. While the majority of these machines are sold in North America, international demand for smaller skid steers and track loaders is growing at a fast pace. By introducing these small platform machines, JCB is well-positioned to answer the unique needs of skid steer and compact track loader customers worldwide.