J.C. Balls classic plant lineup at Belper 2010 - IMG 9547

Some of the J.C. Balls & sons classic plant fleet lined up at Belper Steam and Vintage Event 2010

Caterpillar sixty 750

JC Balls & Sons restored Caterpillar 60 at the SED show 2007

JCB 7 excavator

JCB 7 excavator at Cromford Steam Fair 2008

JCB 1 fitted with Petter engine

JCB 1 (grave) Digger (formerly parked on the Excavator pub roof nr Ambergate)

Caterpillar 60 Crawler

Caterpillar 60 at Cromford Steam Fair 2008

Caterpillar R4 Dozer

Caterpillar R4 Dozer of 1943 fitted with Le Tourneau buldozer gear and a Hyster CCU

JCBall Thames Trader APR196B

Thames Trader Tipper APR 196B in JC Balls livery

Hymac 480 crane

Hymac 480 crane

JCBalls Concrete mixer unit

Modern Volumetric Concrete Mixer unit

JCBalls Mercedes and Low loader unit

JC Balls Mercedes tractor unit and Low loader

J.C. Balls & Sons of Ambergate in Derbyshire, are Excavation and plant hire contractors.

The Brothers that now run the firm have been building up a collection of classic machines, some of which featured in the firms early history. They take machines to several shows and events throughout the year. They are all immaculately restored and several are painted with the companies name or Logo.

They have 3 of 60 only JCB anniversary specials, produced in a custom specification for JCB;s 60th Birthday.

Classic MachineryEdit

Classic TrucksEdit

They also run a Dancing digger display team for local shows. They were at the Cromford Steam Fair 2008 held in Derbyshire.

Modern Machine FleetEdit

  • State of the Art Mobile Volumetric Concrete Batch plant.
  • Fleet of Tippers fitted with Grab Loaders
  • Mercedes Tractor unit & Low Loader.
  • Fleet of predominately JCB machines from mini excavators up to 40 ton machines used in the recycling yard
  • Recycling plant and skip service
  • Roller hire

Events attendedEdit

These are some of the events that they have attended with some of the fleet of classic machinery;


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