We have rounded up a selection of JCB’s newest launches at Las Vegas’ Conexpo construction plant show.
Conexpo-ConAgg provides the global launch for JCB’s telescopic and articulated boom platforms, with a 50 ft. (14.9m) AJ50D diesel articulated boom taking centre stage on the company’s stand in the Gold Lot.
The machine is powered by a Tier 4 Final JCB Diesel by Kohler engine, as are the remaining articulated and all telescopic platforms. Load capacities range from 500-550lb (227-250kg), enough for two occupants and tools.
JCB has signalled its intention to become a major player in the $8 billion global powered access market with the launch of a range of scissors, articulated and telescopic booms.
By the end of the year the company will offer 27 totally new access platforms, covering more than 80 per cent of the access rental market.
JCB has been developing and engineering this line-up of powered access machines in secret for the past two years and all models have been certified by TUV to ensure the highest quality standards. The machines also comply with the latest ANSI and CSA legislation.
The line-up will include:
- Nine electric scissor lifts from 15’ (4.6m) to 45’ (13.8m)
- Three diesel rough terrain scissor lifts
- Four diesel articulating booms from 50’ (14.9m) to 80’ (24.6m)
- One electric articulating boom with a 45’ (13.7m) working height
- 10 diesel telescopic booms from 65’ (20.6m) to 135’ (41.1m)
JCB Chairman Lord Bamford said: “The access market is a truly global market and offers immense opportunities for growth for JCB. It’s a market that is ripe for a new supplier with the ability to offer industry leading, round-the clock-product support. JCB’s 770 dealers, with 2,200 depots can deliver the back-up that global customers expect.”
This ground-breaking move will see JCB grab a slice of a market worth 130,000 units a year, generating an annual revenue of $8 billion. Designed in-house to meet the needs of rental companies and contractors worldwide, the platforms will initially be offered in North America, the UK, France and Germany.
The four diesel articulated boom models will be offered with four-wheel drive and two-wheel steer, delivering up to 40% gradeability and a maximum stowed driving speed of up to 4.4mph.
These will be joined by a 45’ (13.7m) platform height AJ45E electric powered articulating boom model in Q3. The electric model has two-wheel drive and two-wheel steering, with up to 30% gradeability.
JCB is launching a TM320 telescopic wheeled loader designed specifically for the construction and industrial sectors. It combines the central driving position and all-round visibility of a wheeled loading shovel with the reach and lift versatility of a telescopic handler – a combination that creates a formidable machine for re-handling and loading operations.
The new machine features:
• JCB EcoMAX engine meets Stage IV/Tier 4 Final emissions without a DPF
• 3,200kg lift capacity with a 5.2m lift height
• Four-speed Powershift transmission
• Articulated steer wheeled loader chassis
• Durable bronze graphite bushes extend chassis pivot and boom greasing intervals
The TM320 has a maximum 3,200kg lift capacity, which is available to a full lift height of 5.2m as well as from ground level. It delivers a maximum 1,750kg of lift capacity at full forward reach of 2.95m ahead of the front wheels.
This combination of lift and reach performance makes the TM320 highly versatile, ideal for general lift and place applications on a construction site, or for re-handling in a concrete batching plant or smaller quarry operation.
The TM320 is powered by a 4.4-litre version of the award-winning JCB EcoMAX engine, developing 93kW (125hp). The EcoMAX engine meets EU Stage IV/US Tier 4 Final emissions compliance using JCB’s highly-efficient selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system.
There is no requirement for a costly diesel particulate filter (DPF) to compromise the engine installation and potentially add to machine servicing costs.
JCB today previews the world’s first skid steer and compact track loader with a telescopic boom.
The JCB Teleskid is a new product that can reach 60 per cent further forward than any other skid steer on the market and – in an industry first – is the only skid steer in the world that can dig below its chassis to an unparalleled depth of around one metre. In addition, this innovative new machine can reach 8 per cent higher than any other skid steer.
JCB pioneered telescopic technology with the launch of the Loadall nearly 40 years ago and today it’s the biggest selling telescopic handler in the world.
Nearly 25 years ago JCB also introduced another innovation: the industry’s first single-arm – or ‘Powerboom’ – skid steer, taking safety to new levels.
Now the company has taken its drive for innovative product solutions a stage further by combining both technologies into one to produce the JCB Teleskid: a skid steer and track loader complete with a telescopic boom.
The JCB Teleskid has an unrivalled forward reach of 2.4 metres – making it 60 per cent better than the nearest competitive machine.
With a lift height of four metres, the JCB Teleskid can reach 8 per cent higher than any other skid steer in the world. This brand new innovation receives its international debut for the construction industry at the Conexpo show in Las Vegas.
Production is set to get underway of a brand-new fuel-efficient JCB engine following the culmination of a £31 million investment programme.
JCB announced in 2011 that it was launching a new engine development project with the help of £4.5 million from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund.
The company has unveiled the results of that investment for the first time – a brand new three litre engine. It is the third engine line to be launched by JCB since production first started in 2004 at JCB Power Systems in Derbyshire and joins the 4.4, 4.8 and 7.2 litre models.
JCB CEO Graeme Macdonald said: “It is hard to believe that, just over 12 years ago, JCB didn’t make engines. Today JCB has produced 400,000 high-performance diesel engines, leading the way with a purpose-built range which saves fuel, is clean and highly efficient.
One of the most impressive features of the new three litre JCB DieselMax engine is its fuel consumption – using up to 8 per cent less fuel than the already very fuel efficient 4.4 litre JCB engine.
The totally new 3.0 litre fuel-efficient JCB430 DieselMax engine is also 30 per cent lighter than JCB’s popular 4.4 litre EcoMax engine and has been designed specifically for mid-range construction and industrial equipment operating cycles.
Other key features include:
• High torque, heavy duty design, for maximum durability
• Launched at Stage IIIB/Tier 4 Final emissions standard
• Automatic valve adjustors require no regular maintenance
• No DOC, DPF or SCR (no requirement for DEF)
• Heavy duty PTO
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