18 June 2019, 09:00
JCB has unveiled the new CT160 and CT260 tandem vibratory rollers, designed to simplify operation and maintenance, while increasing productivity and return on investment. Both rollers come in two drum sizes, with the CT160 offered in 800mm and 1,000mm drum widths and the CT260 available in 1,000mm and 1,200mm widths.
Built for both asphalt and base layer compaction, the rollers feature a completely new hourglass design, that delivers excellent visibility to both sides of the drums. The articulated chassis also offers access to the driver’s seat from either side, with integrated grab handles and an obstruction-free floor providing plenty of space for taller operators. The spacious operator platform is isolated using anti-vibration mounts, for improved comfort.
A single responsive drive lever allows smooth operation and there are three switchable vibration settings – for both, or independent front or rear, drums. Automatic Vibration Control is standard, while an easy to adjust off-set facility increases versatility, making it easier to work around raised ironwork and kerbs. The main control panel has easy to understand work modes with large switches that can be operated with a gloved hand.
The CT160 has a best in class linear load of >10kg/cm on both drums, making it an ideal machine for highways work. Both drums come with chamfered edges for a smooth finish and the rear drum sits flush with the rear of the chassis, affording the operator full visibility when reversing to a wall or an obstacle at ground level.
A pressurised water system has a single switch for easy use and both the fuel and water tanks have easy access to drain points. In addition, the moulded water tank has the words WATER ONLY embossed in the design, to reduce the chance of cross contamination. The water tank cap is now white, to avoid confusion with the blue caps used by other manufacturers that require an AdBlue tank.
Both of the tandem rollers are powered by a proven Tier 4 Final engine that uses mechanical injection and no diesel particulate filter (DPF). The engine is already prepared for Stage V compliance. An operator-present seat switch has a timed cut-out delay, to allow free movement on the seat during operation, while all electrics are IP67 and IP69 compliant, to withstand power-washing for faster rental turn-around.
A full width tilting engine canopy provides easy access to all regular service points and JCB’s LiveLink telematics system is standard, providing customers with location and operational data, including when the vibration system is in use. The new central articulation joint is maintenance-free, cutting greasing time and operating cost, while preventing neglect for rental customers.
Options include a folding ROPS canopy, road lights, a seat-belt activated green beacon, a white noise alarm and LED working lights.