JCB is set to launch their latest machines at Conexpo 2014 in Las Vegas.
The telescopic handler producer is unveiling a new compact model to add to its growing Hi-Viz Loadall range for construction. The launch of the 525-60 brings full-size telehandler performance and features to the compact sector.
With a maximum lift height of 6m and a load capacity of 2.5 tonnes, the 525-60 is just 1.8m wide and 1.91m tall, allowing access to multi-storey car parks and permitting operation in confined site conditions. The 525-60 Hi-Viz replaces the 524-50, 527-55 and the 520-50 rear-engined models, with a modern side-engine mount design. This permits a low boom pivot point for maximum stability and increased visibility to the rear and across the boom.
Powered by a new Tier 4 Final, 2.5-litre, JCB Diesel by Kohler four-cylinder engine, the 525-60 delivers 55kW (74hp) for easy lifting performance and rapid travel. As with other JCB engines, there is no requirement for a diesel particulate filter or an SCR system to meet the Tier 4 Final emissions regulations. This means that the JCB machine has a service-free emissions control system, reducing operating costs and complexity for customers.
A simple to operate two-stage hydrostatic transmission offers travel speeds of up to 25km/h and the short wheelbase makes the 525-60 an extremely manoeuvrable machine. Equipped with an 80 litre/min hydraulic pump, the machine delivers auxiliary hydraulic power for a sideshift attachment carriage. Customers can choose between JCB’s Q-fit carriage or a skid steer compatible attachment interface for ultimate versatility and fleet acceptance.
All boom functions are controlled by a single servo lever joystick, with proportional control of the two-stage boom extension allowing smooth operation and fine control for the operator. The machine is available with a choice of canopy or fully glazed cab, with the option of air conditioning.
Serviceability is much improved with the side-mounted engine installation and, depending on territory, the machine can be supplied with JCB’s LiveLink telematic monitoring system for maximum fleet visibility and maintenance control. Options include full road light kits and screen guards for harsh working environments.
JCB is also launching its latest rough terrain fork lift range, complete with the new Tier 4 JCB Ecomax diesel engine. The highly efficient four cylinder engine delivers the same 55kW (74hp) output as the previous Dieselmax motor, but meets the Tier 4 emissions regulations without the need for a diesel particulate filter or an SCR exhaust after-treatment system, reducing cost and complexity for customers. The Ecomax engine will be fitted to all four models in JCB’s RTFL range: the 926, 930, 940 and 950.
The JCB Ecomax engine features a highly efficient combustion design that not only reduces exhaust emissions, but also delivers improved fuel consumption, reducing running costs for operators. With ultra-high fuel injection pressures, variable geometry turbocharging and cooled exhaust gas recirculation, the JCB Ecomax engine meets Tier 4 emissions standards with no requirement for a costly DPF or for complex after-treatment.
The Ecomax engine runs on standard lubricating oils, so there is no requirement for expensive CJ4 oils. Service intervals remain at 500 hours, apart from an additional crankcase ventilation filter that requires a change at 1,500 hours.
Available with a four-speed Synchro Shuttle transmission for maximum durability and ease of use, the revised machines feature increased hydraulic flow, now 76 litres/min, for faster lift and lower cycle times, increased productivity and reduced fuel consumption.
The 926, 930, 940 and 950 models have lifting capacities of 2,600-4,500kg with mast lift heights of 3.6-6.7m. All machines benefit from JCB’s latest corporate styling, with clear graphics and a striking appearance. There are new front and rear-mounted working lights available and the machines can be ordered with a canopy or a fully glazed cab, with the option of integrated air conditioning, improving the driving environment for the operator.
The JCB RTFL range continues to offer contractors and rental customers a reliable, versatile lifting and materials handling solution. The machines are designed to perform in any re-handling environment.