There are many things to look forward to in Alaska with summer just around the corner, like fishing during peak salmon season, panning for gold, and hiking up Flattop Mountain. If you’re in the construction business, you’re also likely preparing for a busy couple of months ahead as you take advantage of the warm weather and long days while they last.
As you upgrade your earthmoving equipment to handle the hustle and bustle of the upcoming construction season, you want to invest in high-performance, durable equipment that is sure to tackle any job in even the most extreme conditions. With the right equipment in your arsenal, you can power through whatever Alaska has to throw at you, whether that be harsh, cold weather conditions or an endless stream of demanding work.
When it comes to making your purchase, choose Equipment Source, Inc. as your vendor of durable earthmoving and construction equipment. We are Alaska’s top distributor of JCB equipment and are proud to offer over 20 years of expertise in the field and unbeatable customer service. There’s no better place to find track loaders, excavators, forklifts, that are built Artic tough for all of your jobsite needs.
Want to level up your construction machinery? Call our sales team today.
Get Top-Rated Construction Equipment From a Friendly Dealer
At ESI, we’re dedicated to selling only the best products in the industry to our customers, which is why we primarily vend both Kubota and JCB products. JCB is one of the best companies in the world when it comes to providing high-quality, innovative machinery for extreme industries. While JCB has humble roots, starting out in a one-man garage in England, it is now a world-renowned company with major reach. We are proud to supply our local customers with the best the earthmoving equipment the industry has to offer.
Increase Your ROI With High-Quality JCB Earthmoving Equipment
Your team’s quality and efficiency depends on the equipment your company has on hand. Purchasing cheap or used equipment that has obvious wear and tear might seem like a good way to quickly get equipment while keeping your up-front costs low, but you need to consider your ROI when purchasing construction equipment.
If you are consistently dealing with break downs or low-quality performance, you’ll lose money on wasted labor as your crew works to find a solution. Projects can get pushed back, leading to dissatisfied clients and less capacity to take on new jobs down the road. Not to mention, the cost of repairing your equipment or replacing it if it breaks down completely (and having to rent equipment while you try to locate new machinery) can put you in the red before you know it.
On the other hand, setting aside funds to invest is high-quality equipment, like our JCB line, provides you with a dependable, high-performing piece of machinery that lets you complete projects in a timely manner. With increased efficiency, you’ll be able to take on more work and make more profit in the long run. Even in the rush of summer, you won’t run into any unexpected delays due to equipment failure and your clients will be satisfied with a job well done.
Essential JCB Earthmoving Equipment for Every Construction Company
ESI has you covered with all the essentials from JCB. Whether you need to excavate trenches, move materials, or take care of a demolition, this earthmoving equipment is exactly what you need to tackle your next big commercial or residential project in Anchorage or Fairbanks.
Skid-Steer Loader/Compact Truck Loader
Your skid-steer loader or compact track loader may not be your biggest or most powerful earthmoving machine, but boy is it handy. This versatile piece of equipment can wear many different hats with the right attachment on hand, and it is just the right size for most smaller jobs.
The JCB Teleskid is a game changer for the earthmoving industry — bringing the versatility and compact size of a skid steer but with far more power and even more capability. We carry the Teleskid 3TS-8T, which is a track loader, with a rated operating capacity of 3,695 pounds. Here’s some more fun facts about this must-have addition to your construction lineup:
- It has a 13’3” lift height, 8-foot reach, and 3-foot dig depth
- The lift capacity is 1,614 pounds when the boom is fully extended
- It includes a larger-than-average cab space with a convenient side door
- It offers superior visibility over twin-arm machines
- It can be built with a standard-fit, climate-controlled cab or a canopy
- You can attach different attachments depending on the job
- The standard hydraulic flow rate is 24 gpm; the option high-flow rate is 33 gpm
If you need a heavy-duty machine for a heavy-lifting job, an excavator is a must. Useful for major construction projects, mining, and other industries, these crawlers can dig a ton of dirt, lift heavy objects, load up trucks with debris, and more. These monsters are anything but compact — but they are the reliable choice when working with heavy materials or large-scale projects.
The JCB JS145 is a track excavator that comes in an impressive package. Doing heavy lifting day in and day out can take its toll on an excavator, but this model’s closed-box, revolving frame is designed to reduce stress on the machine and is full welded for increased durability. And the boom and dipper are reinforced.
It’s run by JCB’s award-winning EcoMax Tier 4F engine. Among other benefits, this engine meets all the requirements of the Stage IV/Tier 4F legislation but with a more compact diesel particulate filter. There are several attachment options depending on the job at hand, and advanced hydraulic technology is used throughout the excavator.
Useful in both agriculture and construction work, telehandlers can help clear out snow, move materials, and keep your jobsite clean. Like the skid-steer and excavator, they can be fit with different attachments, making them a very versatile type of earthmoving equipment to have on hand. While they are much more compact than an excavator, they are larger than a skid-steer and have a greater load capacity that can go up to as much as 12,000 pounds.
JCB offers a high-performance, large-capacity line of telehandlers with close to 30 models to choose from. Many of the models feature the EcoMax engine, can be equipped with a wide range of attachments, and allow for three different steer modes. Not to mention, they feature comfortable cabins, boast practical and convenient features, and are designed with user safety in mind.
When you need to lift and move items across your jobsite, a high-quality forklift can easily take large items and debris from point A to point B, while also handling rough terrain or tough Artic conditions. If you were to ask us, one of our top picks would be the JCB’s TLT35D telescopic forklift. Here are just a few of the reasons you’ll want to make this machine your next addition to the team:
- It features a Kohler engine with 4WD and 62 hp
- It has a max capacity of 7,700lbs and max lift height of 14’3”
- The ROPS- and FOPS-compliant cab features easy-reach controls and optimal-lit displays
- The hydrostatic drive system is fully enclosed
- It features a telescopic boom with 111 degrees of fork tilt
- You can add on the Changezee attachment coupler to quickly alternate attachments
- Ground-level access to the forklift’s components makes servicing and maintenance checks quick and easy
A wheel loader allows you to scoop and transport large quantities of material while easily getting around on large wheels, instead of a track system. We offer the JCB 427, which is incredibly comfortable, reliable, and fuel efficient. It a machine designed to go the distance and last through time and trial. Here is what we love about the 427:
- High-performance Cummins engine — a T4i/Stage 3b 6.7-liter engine that produces 158hp
- 3.1yd3 standard bucket capacity and 10,000-pound operating weight
- Eco Mode and Auto Idle functions for higher fuel efficiency.
- ZF transmissions and axles plus Rexroth pumps
- JCB Smoothride load suspension
- 20.5R25 L3 radial tires
- JCB CommandPlus cab
- Heated, adjustable side mirrors
- Rear belly guards
- Parker valve blocks
Get the Best of JCB Construction Equipment from ESI
It’s hard not to be impressed with what JCB has to offer. When it comes to durable, practical, and versatile equipment, they’re hard to beat. ESI has the best of JCB’s line in stock, so start a conversation with us today so we can pair you with the best earthmoving equipment to get you through a busy summer ahead.
Don’t settle for less than the best. Call us to learn more about our JCB equipment.