Of the 18 models that will eventually be produced in JCB's next generation of skid steer and compact track loaders, seven are available immediately with the remaining 11 to be online June 2011. The first seven models are vertical-lift machines, including four wheeled—models 260, 280, 300 and 330—and three tracked—models 260T, 300T and 320T. Rated operating capacities range from 2,600 to 3,295 pounds for the wheeled models, and 3,994 to 4,573 pounds for the tracked units. All 18 loaders retain JCB’s single-boom PowerBoom configuration. The cab is 17 percent larger than previous models and because it is isolated, sealed and pressurized is 85 percent quieter, registering 76dBa.
November 7, 2010