JCB’S widespread Loadall telescopic handler vary has acquired extra fire-power and extra choices for the DualTech transmission.
The additional grunt comes from the extra highly effective Euro Stage V emissions-compliant engines, whereas the distinctive DualTech VT turns into obtainable on extra fashions.
This award-winning transmission, which mixes hydrostatic drive for low speeds and powershift mechanical direct drive at quicker speeds for higher efficiency and flexibility, is now not reserved for the top-specification Sequence III Loadalls. It may well now even be specified for AGRI Tremendous variations, in addition to the smallest full-size Loadall – the 532-60 – for the primary time.
JCB Agriculture’s MD, John Smith, identified: “DualTech VT has been immensely profitable and widespread in our top-spec’ agricultural Loadall and now we’re making it extra accessible to a wider vary of farm companies by including it to the AGRI Tremendous gear package deal and to our 3.2 tonne, 6m 532-60 launched in early 2020.
“Person expertise and knowledge from our LiveLink telematics system confirmed our view that this uniquely versatile and succesful transmission will increase productiveness and improves gas effectivity.
“It’s additionally a pleasure to make use of and actually does supply the ‘better of each worlds’ traits of hydrostatic and powershift drive,” he added.
These newest Loadalls are powered by 4.8-litre JCB 448 DieselMAX engines, which include a compact package deal of exhaust after-treatment applied sciences to fulfill EU Stage V emissions compliance and energy outputs that relate to the AGRI, AGRI Tremendous and AGRI Xtra specification ranges.
In AGRI fashions, the engine has unchanged rankings of 109hp (81kW) and 516Nm torque; for AGRI Tremendous variations, there’s an additional 5hp (4kW) at 130hp (97kW) together with 550Nm of torque; and for AGRI Xtra fashions the engine additionally has a further 5hp (4kW) at 150hp (112kW) but in addition a 7% improve in peak torque at 600Nm for livelier efficiency.
Mr Smith mentioned: “These confirmed engines have been geared up to fulfill the most recent exceptionally stringent EU particulate matter and NOx ranges whereas eliminating exhaust fuel recirculation (EGR) and the variable geometry turbocharger, which has been changed by a less complicated electronically-controlled wastegate turbo.
“On the identical time, efficiency traits and repair necessities have been maintained and the superior mixed SCR and DPF exhaust therapy expertise nonetheless suits neatly beneath the engine cowl – with the exhaust finish pipe now changed by streamlined vent making the Loadall’s class-leading rear three-quarters visibility even barely higher than earlier than.”
The environment friendly gas combustion traits of the DieselMAX engine that assist minimise after-treatment necessities additionally contribute to enticing gas consumption, which is additional enhanced by the brand new Auto Cease function that may shut down the engine after a interval at idling velocity to eradicate gas wastage.
The revised mannequin and specification line-up begins with the JCB Loadall 532-60 AGRI, which continues with a 109hp (81kW) engine however now has JCB’s 40kph four-speed TorqueLock 4 powershift transmission, that includes torque converter lock-up for power-efficient direct drive.
This mannequin is joined by the brand new 532-60 AGRI Tremendous, which has a 130hp (97kW) engine and the DualTech VT hydro-mechanical transmission to carry its mixture of easy and exact low velocity hydrostatic drive and power-efficient mechanical drive to the small to medium-size livestock farm for the primary time.
On the high finish of the efficiency scale, the majority dealing with 560-80 AGRI Tremendous has an everyday four-speed powershift however in new top-spec AGRI Xtra guise comes with the 150hp (112kW) engine and both JCB’s acquainted six-speed AutoShift transmission or the seamless DualTech VT.
All different fashions within the vary – the 538-60, 532-70, 542-70 and 536-95 – can be found with a selection of AGRI 109hp (81kW) specification with JCB TorqueLock 4 transmission; AGRI Tremendous 130hp (97kW) spec with four-speed Powershift, six-speed AutoShift or DualTech VT drive; and with the AGRI Xtra package deal combining the 150hp (112kW) engine with six-speed AutoShift or DualTech VT.
AutoShift-equipped AGRI Tremendous and AGRI Xtra variations of the 542-70 and 536-95 can be found as ‘sway’ fashions with hydraulic chassis levelling for safer prolonged growth engaged on uneven floor, and 40kph high velocity is now customary on all 6m, 7m and 9.5m fashions for fast yard-to-field journeys because of a brand new gearbox and axle mixture for AGRI Tremendous variants geared up with the four-speed Powershift transmission.
All Sequence III handlers now include a seat-mounted management joystick as customary, offering the final word in consolation and comfort throughout the Command Plus cab with its first-class all spherical visibility, logical management format and loads of inside house.
Air-con is non-obligatory on AGRI and AGRI Tremendous variations, and on AGRI Xtra fashions the usual system might be upgraded to auto temperature local weather management.
AGRI Tremendous spec’ provides auto easy experience suspension for the growth and the choice to suit as much as 11 LED work lights to show night time into day throughout the machine – a function that’s customary with the AGRI Xtra spec’. That additionally features a restricted slip diff entrance axle, dust and dirt covers between growth sections, and centralised rear grease factors on 7m and 8m variations.
JCB Loadall Sequence III Stage V
Engine: 4.8-litre JCB DieselMAX
Emissions: EU Stage V – single DPF/SCR unit underneath engine cowl
Energy: Agri Xtra – 150hp (112kW)
Agri Tremendous – 130hp (97kW)
Agri – 109hp (81kW)
DualTech VT – 40kph multi-mode hydrostatic to 19kph, auto 3-speed direct drive to max velocity
AutoShift 6 – 40kph 6-speed guide/auto powershift with torque converter lock-up
Powershift 4 – 40kph 4-speed guide powershift (560-80 – 33kph or 37kph, tyre dependent)
TorqueLock4 – 40kph 4-speed guide powershift with torque converter lock-up
UK’s greatest telehandler hirer buys £26m in Loadalls
The UK’s greatest telehandler hirer is increasing its fleet with an order for £26m-worth of JCB Loadalls.
Ardent Rent Options is including 525 new telescopic handlers to its fleet because the UK development rent gear market rebounds strongly from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The order spans the compact 525-60 to the 540-200 fashions, which have reaches of between 6-20m.
The machines – equipped by JCB vendor, Watling JCB – have already began rolling off the manufacturing line at JCB’s World HQ, in Rocester, Staffordshire together with 25 3CX backhoe loaders, that are additionally a part of the large deal. If follows a deal in 2019 from Ardent for £75m-worth of JCBs.
London-headquartered Ardent Rent Options is among the UK’s greatest plant rent corporations and covers the size and breadth of Nice Britain by 11 rent depots, from Glasgow within the north to Fareham within the south and has greater than 7000 items for lease with a mean age of lower than three years.