What is claimed to be the world’s fastest earthmover, which can hit top speeds of nearly 200 km/h, will make its first Australian appearance in more than 20 years at the 2014 Deni Ute Muster.August 19, 2014 3:12am
What is claimed to be the world’s fastest earthmover, which can hit top speeds of nearly 200
The JCB GT Backhoe will be at the Deni Ute Muster on October 3 and 4 and will be joined by YouTube sensations, the JCB Dancing Diggers, making their debut Australian appearance.
World records are not new to the Deni Ute Muster, with organisers anticipating they will again break the records for the largest gathering of registered utes and the largest gathering of fans wearing blue singlets.
JCB CEA executive general manager Hylton Taylor said the JCB GT was unofficially known as the world’s fastest backhoe and the Australian trip would finally make it official.
‘‘We’re excited to see how it performs. More than two years of research and development went into producing the GT, so I’m sure it will exceed expectations,’’ he said.
The 1000 horsepower JCB GT is a unique machine powered by a supercharged Chevrolet V8 big block engine and equipped with a belt-driven supercharger and a pair of four-barrelled Holley carbs. It exhales via eight, 20
Normally housed at JCB headquarters in Staffordshire in the United Kingdom, the JCB GT will launch a short Australian tour at the Deni Ute Muster where it will make trial runs and put on demonstrations in preparation for an official Guinness World Records record-breaking attempt alongside the V8 supercars at the Bathurst 1000.
The Deni Ute Muster will be the first time the JCB GT has performed in Australia since its debut appearance at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in 1990.
Deni Play on the Plains Festival general manager Kate Pitt said the JCB GT and the JCB Dancing Diggers were a great addition to this year’s Deni Ute Muster.
‘‘At each festival we’re able to add activities which enhance our famous event and keep our patrons coming back year after year,’’ Ms Pitt said.
‘‘The JCB team will join bull riding, whip cracking, the Show ’n’ Shine, Carnivale Corner and a host of other entertainment which, coupled with our sensational music line-up, will keep everyone busy from the second they drive in our front gate.
‘‘It’s this huge range of activities that has helped us to broaden the age range of our patrons.
‘‘The fastest growth area for the muster recently has been the number of families, including lots of older attendees, who appreciate the diversity we now offer.’’
Tickets are on sale at www.deniutemuster.com.au
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