JCB showed some of its Tier 4 Interim-powered machines at The Rental Show in Las Vegas this week. JCB has met the EPA standards by using patent-pending in-cylinder technologies that eliminate the need for external exhaust after-treatment parts such as diesel particulate filters. The machines are powered by JCB’s own Ecomax engines.
The no after-treatment approach allows for a recalibration option, making it possible for JCB dealers to recalibrate the Ecomax engine to lower injection pressures and turn off the exhaust gas regeneration function without any hardware changes, facilitating the resale of the machines to non-legislated countries that only offer higher sulphur-content fuels.
JCB showed its new entry-level specification 3CX, powered by the 74-hp JCB Ecomax engine, which comes standard with the JCB SynchroShuttle transmission. The deluxe end of the range includes 91-hp and 109-hp units. The 3CX Super and 4CX Super units have two additional control options — the JCB Easycontrol, which controls the excavator with two seat-mounted joysticks, and the Advanced Easycontrol, which incorporates the loader controls into the right-hand seat controller. A new in-cab monitor is standard on all models, reporting fuel consumption and automatically reporting any fluid levels that are below acceptable levels.
JCB also showed its Loadall 74-hp and 109-hp telescopic handlers. JCB said the 509-42, 510-56 and 512-56, all 109 hp, offer an average 15-percent increase in torque.