JCB plan to launch four new compact telescopic and industrial-scale wheeled loaders at Agritechnica which takes place in Hanover, Germany next week.
JCB Agriculture Managing Director Richard Fox-Marrs said: “JCB is the world market leader for sales of agricultural wheeled loaders and the launch of these four new products will build on that strong position. JCB’s say their wheeled loading shovels are purpose-built and designed for agriculture which ensures our machines meet the precise needs of farmers and gives them the power and performance they require.”
JCB TM180 and TM220
Two of the loaders JCB will be unveiling at the event include JCB TM180 and TM220. JCB say the main change is the switch to the JCB Diesel by Kohler engine which provides more power and torque, as well as lower running costs and cleaner emissions. They say the stage IIIB/Tier 4 2.5-litre engine meets emissions regulations without the need for a diesel particulate filter or external exhaust after treatment.
Other changes include a re-designed rear chassis that allows towing of up to 3.5 tonnes for the first time, and the introduction of a high-speed option for the TM180 that increases top speed from 20kph to 35kph for quicker travel between sites. The TM220 already has a 40kph top speed option, JCB claim.
According to JCB, the new option of a 100% locking front differential on both machines adds to their traction potential. The TM180 lifts 1800kg to a full-height of 4.5m when measured with pallet forks and it can handle more than a tonne with the telescopic boom level and fully extended useful real world performance.
The TM220 has 2200kg maximum lift to about the same height and 1250kg fully out-stretched to off-load a trailer of fertiliser bags or place silage into a feeder.
Changes in the cab is a new joystick control with range-shift button and a more new instrument cluster in the cab, as well as fresh styling for the counterweight and engine cover.
JCB Farm Master 413S & 435S Agri
JCB claim increased engine and hydraulic power, plus an all-new cabin that will make life more comfortable for the operator, are key features of the new JCB Farm Master 413S Agri wheeled loader.
They say performance also improves with a 12% increase in peak power and 3% gain in peak torque by upgrading from the 4.4-litre JCB Dieselmax to the new 4.8-litre JCB Ecomax engine with 108kW (145hp) and 550Nm torque.
In terms of hydraulics JCB say: a new load-sensing variable output piston pump with 23% more output at 156-litres/min has been added. They say it also brings fuel-saving potential and less wear and tear by delivering only as much oil as the machine needs.
According to JCB the new styling and cab, which bring practical improvements as well as giving the machine a sleeker, more modern appearance that will appeal to professional operators. The cab is significantly larger, quieter and more comfortable, with a new instrument display set in front of the driver providing more useful information
Visibility to the rear is better due to the compact, sloping engine cover, and the glazing should stay cleaner now that the chassis-mounted mudguards fully cover all tyre sizes.
The new JCB Farm Master 435S Agri replaces its predecessor the 434S Agri. JCB say the new version has improved traction, faster travel speed and greater comfort and convenience for the operator as well as significant reductions in fuel and other running costs.
Power output at 230hp and 945Nm of torque are unchanged for an unrivalled power-to-weight ratio of 16.8hp/tonne, and with more power and torque available at lower engine speeds than before.
JCB say an 1800rpm ECO power setting for light duties is joined by a new ‘low idle’ feature that automatically cuts engine speed to just 700rpm after 30 seconds of inactivity. Together with a slower cooling fan to cut power loss, these features contribute reductions fuel usage.
Further efficiency gains come from the new Powerinch feature for the six-speed powershift transmission it disengages the clutch so that full engine speed can be used when stationary for optimum loader tear-out and lift.
According to JCB a 48kph top speed option enables the 435S Agri to keep pace with other vehicles in a silage-making or muck spreading crew.