JCB 457 wheel loader has 16 percent more power and 18 percent more torque than its predecessor, the 456.
JCB 457 wheel loader has 16 percent more power and 18 percent more torque than its predecessor, the 456. The company’s largest loader has a 250-horsepower Tier 4-Interim diesel delivering 800 lb.-ft. of torque. Intelligent Clutch Cut-Off system allows the engine to provide maximum power to hydraulics, when the operator presses the brake pedal. It also reduces power to the driveline for greater control at lower travel speeds. Open differential axle with optional automatic differential locking provides additional tractive effort without operator input, reducing wheelspin, tire wear, and fuel consumption, JCB says. Full-color LCD monitor and revised instrument panel allow operators to access information through the screen’s intuitive menu system.
Demolition package for JCB skid steer or compact track loader models is factory-installed during manufacturing and includes a fire extinguisher, Level 2 FOPS guard, a twine cutter (wheeled models only), front screen guard and heavy-duty rear bars.
JCB is betting that small will be big in future backhoe sales, as it has introduced the 3CX compact backhoe loader at ICUEE in Louisville.