Savannah-based JCB Inc. wins $269M Army contract for high-speed excavators

A heavy equipment manufacturer with North American headquarters on the Georgia coast has won a U.S. Army contract worth up to $269 million. JCB Inc. will make up to 400 High Mobility Engineer Excavators (HMEEs) for the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps at its North American headquarters in the Savannah, Ga., area under the contract. The HMEE combines the capabilities of the company’s backhoe loader and its high-speed Fastrac tractor, which has full suspension and anti-lock brakes. The HMEE concept…

A heavy equipment manufacturer with North American headquarters on the Georgia coast has won a U.S. Army contract worth up to $269 million. JCB Inc. will make up to 400 High Mobility Engineer Excavators (HMEEs) for the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps at its North American headquarters in the Savannah, Ga., area under the contract. The HMEE combines the capabilities of the company’s backhoe loader and its high-speed Fastrac tractor, which has full suspension and anti-lock brakes. The HMEE concept…

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