Important product launch year kicks off for JCB at bauma 2016
bauma 2016 will see the international launch of a range of new products from JCB – including the innovative 3CX Compact backhoe loader and four wheeled loaders with Command Plus cabs.
JCB is upgrading its mid-range wheeled loader range, introducing the proven DNA from its range-topping 457 wheeled loading shovel to the 427 and 437 models, along with the smaller 411 and 417 loaders.
Key features include:
- JCB’s CommandPlus Cab delivers class-leading comfort and visibility
- Innovative CommandPlus Control system
- Tier 4 Final/Stage IV compliant engines with no costly Diesel Particulate Filter
- Single-piece bonnet for improved service access
- Range of loader arms to suit various industry applications
- Optional Wastemaster package available
JCB’s new 411 and 417 wheeled loaders are powered by the company’s own EcoMax Tier 4 Final/Stage IV compliant diesel engines, delivering 81kW (108hp) in the 411 and a powerful 108kW (125hp) in the 417. The larger 427 and 437 loaders operate with a Tier 4 Final/Stage IV Cummins diesel engine, offering 133kW (179hp) and 136kW (183hp) respectively.
In line with JCB’s overall emissions policy, both of these engines meet the latest emissions standards without the use of a costly Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), reducing operating costs and complexity for the customer. All Tier 4 Final loaders now feature a single-piece engine hood that can be electrically or manually raised to provide improved service access to the engine and cooling pack. The machines drive through automatic powershift transmissions for maximum productivity and efficiency.
All four of the new wheeled loaders will use the JCB CommandPlus cab, first seen last year on the larger 457. This totally new ROPS structure has B pillars that have been moved out to the same width as the rear of the cab, providing a larger interior with a panoramic front windscreen. The machines feature JCB’s Command Driving Position, with revised pedals, an adjustable steering column and seat-mounted hydraulic controls.
Switches and auxiliary controls have been repositioned on the right hand B pillar, providing the operator with a simplified interior and easy access to all machine controls. The loaders have full colour LCD screens that incorporate access to the loader’s operating menus and act as a monitor for a rear view camera.
JCB’s CommandPlus Control system allows the operator to adjust auxiliary flow rates on the main screen. It is also possible to use the monitor to adjust SRS boom suspension engagement speeds where fitted, and the timing of cooling fan reversal to clean out the cooling pack cores. The screen also offers an operator help system, that lists switch functions if required.
The cab benefits from increased internal space, as the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system has been repositioned outside the main cab structure. This provides additional storage for the operator, both behind the seat and in pockets in the front and side consoles. The new cab, in combination with on-demand cooling fans and the Tier 4 Final engines contribute to a cut in noise and vibration, reducing operator fatigue and boosting productivity.
Operators benefit from a range of seat and control options, with electro-hydraulic proportional auxiliary controls now fitted as standard. An electric parking brake is standard on the 427 and 437 and available as an option on the smaller models. The exhaust silencers, and air pre-cleaners are all situated below the bonnet to provide maximum visibility for the operator.