JCB unveils ‘industry’s safest’ 1-tonne dumper

JCB has launched a 1-tonne site dumper which it says will become the “safest machine in its class”.

Making its debut at the Executive Hire Show, the 1T-2 model has a number of safety features including the JCB Drive Inhibit System. This prevents the machine being operated without lap belt engagement, while an alarm alerts bystanders to any imminent machine movement. A parking brake button, which locks the drivetrain to ensure the dumper remains stationary, is fitted as standard.

The machine is powered by a Tier 4 Final, EU stage V certified engine. It boasts an operating weight of 1515kg and a payload of 1000kg. JCB said its hydrostatic drivetrain with “stop & go” pedal makes the compact machine “ideal” for both novice and experienced operators. The standard machine is 1.1m wide, while a narrow tyre option reduces the width to less than one metre.

A two-year manufacturer’s warranty will be included as standard and JCB LiveLink telematics is optional.