17 September 2019, 11:08
JCB will underscore its leading position as a supplier of highly productive and innovative loading and materials handling machinery for agriculture, horticulture and related rural enterprises with a series of new and improved machine introductions at Agritechnica 2019, the farm machinery industry’s biggest trade show.
The event marks the launch in these sectors of:
An electric Teletruk telescopic forklift producing zero emissions in the workplace
More powerful versions of the top three JCB bulk loading wheeled loading shovels
More fuel-efficient compact loading shovels and telescopic wheeled loaders
A more economical version of the JCB 403 Agri ultra-compact wheeled loader
In addition, the third-generation JCB Loadall telescopic handlers are being shown to German and international visitors to Agritechnica for the first time, featuring the new Command Plus ‘high visibility’ cab, increased lift capacities and numerous other improvements and updates.
The new electrically-powered JCB Teletruk telescopic forklift is being launched to thefarming and horticultural sectors at Agritechnica. It provides unique performance characteristics for handling work in and around vegetable and salad glasshouses, crop storage facilities and pack houses, and food distribution centres further along the supply chain.
The battery-powered JCB Teletruk 30-19E with 3 tonnes maximum lift capacity, 1900kg at 2.0m forward reach, is supremely quiet and produces no emissions in the working environment, which makes them ideally suited to tasks inside buildings.
But they are also equipped to work outdoors with fully sealed, weatherproof bodywork protecting the driveline and other key components from the elements.
JCB Wheeled Loading Shovels
More powerful and more fuel-efficient powertrain upgrades for JCB’s biggest wheeled loading shovels provide increased performance with potential for up to 10% savings in fuel consumption.
There are new ‘Comfort’ reduced power settings that the operator can select when engaged in less demanding work, an ‘auto stop’ feature shuts the engine down after a period at idling speed, and powershift transmission upgrades contribute to the improvements in efficiency and productivity.
The JCB 457 Agri gets a new 6.7-litre Cummins engine with increased power output of 210kW (282hp); the 437 Agri has a higher rating of 145kW (195hp); and the 427 Agri retains its 133kW (179hp) output but with the addition of the ‘Comfort’ setting.
JCB Compact Loading Shovels and Telescopic Loaders
Latest versions of the JCB TM180 and TM220 telescopic wheeled loaders and JCB 407 and 409 compact loading shovels are more fuel efficient as a result of powertrain upgrades.
They include a new engine shut-down feature to eliminate unnecessary fuel wastage during pauses in handling and loading operations, and an electronically-reduced engine speed for the TM220, 407 and 409 when travelling from farm to field that can slash fuel consumption by up to 16%.
JCB 403 Agri Smart Power ultra-compact loader
The new JCB 403 Agri Smart Power ultra-compact wheeled loader has a 19kW (25.5hp) diesel engine that makes it up to 10% more fuel-efficient than the current version but with high torque output maintaining excellent performance.
It also features a number of new options to enhance its capabilities, including a folding FOPS/ROPS canopy that allows easier access through low doorways to buildings, separate control of ground and engine speed for use with hydraulically-powered attachments, and enhanced hydraulic supply options to suit different front-end equipment.
JCB Loadall ‘Command Plus’
The new range of JCB Loadall telescopic handlers making their Agritechnica debut feature increased lift capacities and a number of detail enhancements – but the main focus is on the all-new JCB Command Plus cab, which sets new standards for upwards and all-round visibility, interior space and noise levels, ventilation and storage facilities.
The new cab is 50% quieter and 12% larger inside, has 14% clearer upwards visibility, 60% more dedicated storage space and 10% more ventilation air flow giving faster window demisting and defrosting.
It features on the new 6.0 metre lift 538-60, 7.0 metre 532-70 and 542-70, and the 9.5 metre high-lift 536-95, which all have 200kg more load capacity than their predecessors, and the bulk handling 560-80.