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JCB today stepped up the battle against construction equipment theft by announcing that seven models in its Hammermaster hydraulic breaker ranges are to get CESAR marking as standard. The move means JCB, which was the first major manufacturer to make CESAR standard on its construction range in 2007, is the only company to offer the anti-theft marking system on its breakers in the UK.

Paul Hartshorn, Director and General Manager of JCB Attachments, said: "This move is in direct response to our customers, who have asked us to come up with an effective anti-theft deterrent for their breakers. Theft of attachments is an ever-growing and often uninsurable problem for our customers that is having a big impact. By registering the breakers with CESAR we are aligning our hammers with the JCB carrier machines which are already protected by CESAR and Datatag technology."

Datatag has developed a special marking system to cope with the demanding application and working conditions that a hydraulic breaker will encounter. This includes a tamper evident triangular registration plate, with a unique number for each breaker. Radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders are installed on the hammer, along with uniquely numbered ultra-destruct labels with additional covert marking.

"We wanted to ensure that we had a durable security marking solution and so we developed the new system in conjunction with leading hirer Clee Hill Plant," says Chris Harrison, Datatag’s Sales Director.

"We have had a security system working on Clee Hill breakers for over a year and so we’re confident about the durability of the CESAR breaker system."

JCB Attachments offers a range of 15 hydraulic breakers, to suit its full line of minis, JS excavators, skid steers and backhoe loaders. CESAR will initially be offered on the HM100, HM100Q, HM140, HM140Q, HM166Q, HM266Q and the HM386Q in response to specific customer request. Additional models may be added at a later date to meet customer demand.

Every JCB Hammermaster breaker is supplied with a comprehensive fitting kit for both JCB and non-JCB machinery. All models feature an autogrease system automatically supplying lubrication to the tool. A sealed for life accumulator, floating bottom bush and a low number of moving parts make the Hammermaster breaker simple to service and easy to use.

All JCB Hammermaster breakers are covered by a comprehensive JCB warranty, and now with the standard fitting of the CESAR marking scheme, customers can have total peace of mind in the performance and security of their equipment.

Date Created: 09/05/2012

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