JCB lands deal to supply IPU engines to Powerscreen

JCB Power Systems has started a contract to supply Stage V IPU engines to screening equipment specialist Powerscreen.

The move will see bespoke specification JCB 81kW and 97kW engines power all of the latest models in Powerscreen’s Warrior and Chieftain screening ranges. This includes the Chieftain 1400, Warrior 1400X and Chieftain 2100X models.

Production of the new JCB-powered equipment is already underway with the first models now in the market.

Neil Robinson, product and applications manager at Powerscreen, said, “We have been working with other suppliers for decades but JCB came in and quickly provided an excellent package for key Powerscreen products with minimal fuss. There were a number of reasons for initially specifying these engines including JCB’s market reputation, availability of stock and overall support package, particularly its network across Stage V regions.

“We then worked very closely with JCB Power Systems on design and integration of the solution and we must give credit to the team for an impressively fast and smooth transition process given the scale of the project.”

Jon McNulty, JCB Power Systems OEM engines sales and applications manager, added, “To be selected by a market-leading screener manufacturer such as Powerscreen is a fantastic achievement for JCB engines and it is testament to the capability and durability of our IPU models that they can excel in the arduous crushing and screening environment. Their proven performance in this type of application is seeing JCB Power Systems gain significant traction in this huge market.”

JCB revealed that the engine packages have been engineered to be as small as possible, while featuring engine-mounted aftertreatment comprising a diesel oxidation catalyst with a selective catalytic reduction urea injection system for NOx reduction as standard – to simplify engine integration.

The new models are said to deliver ‘incredibly low’ fuel consumption and are described as ‘ideal’ for heavy duty environments due to the high-power density of the engines.