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.
Tier 4-Final John Deere PowerTech diesel engines provide 124 horsepower to the 444K wheel loader, 141 horsepower to the 524K, and 163 horsepower to the 544K.
Komatsu says its WA470-8 wheel loader uses up to 6 percent less fuel than the Dash 7 version.
JCB has released four telehandlers for the North American market: the 525-60, 560-80, 516-42, and 540-200.
The JCB 67C-1 6.7-metric-ton conventional-tail-swing compact excavator features a Tier 4-Final engine with no DPF, a 30-degree tilting cab, 500-hour greasing intervals, 100-percent steel bodywork, and an easy-to-clean undercarriage.