Meeting Stage V emissions regulations, the manufacturer has also added a bevy of tech to lessen fuel use.
JCB’s 407 and 409 compact loading shovels and TM180 and TM220 telescopic wheeled loaders now meet Stage V exhaust emissions standards and as a result of engine and powertrain revisions, are now more fuel efficient, says the manufacturer.
Powered by the same 2.5-litre JCB Diesel by Kohler engine as before, a diesel particulate filter has been added. Power and torque on all models remain the same, 64hp for the 407 and TM180 and 74hp for the 409 and TM220, with all models producing 300Nm of torque at 1,500rpm.
An engine shut-down feature is now available, said to guard against unnecessary fuel wastage if the machines stand idle during pauses in loading or materials handling operations.
The 2.2 tonne lift capacity TM220 has a maximum speed of 40kph through a three speed Rexroth transmission, but the 1.8 tonne rated TM180 is limited to 20kph through its single speed hydrostatic drive. The two compact loading shovels both achieve 35kph through a two speed box.
All models, apart from the TM180, feature Eco Drive Mode, an electronic engine management system that reduces the speed of the engine once the top speed has been reached, reducing fuel usage by 16 percent, says the manufacturer.
The company has also taken the opportunity of the Stage V engine introduction to upgrade the cab interior on these machines, bringing it closer to the standard of the Command Plus cab fitted to its larger wheeled loaders.
In addition to a clearer instrument display that includes a DPF regeneration indicator, the quality of plastics used, has been improved it says. Externally, new mouldings for the cab roof and access panel on the ventilation air conditioning unit have been revised, mirroring its larger models.