A range of features hallmark two new mid-sized wheel loaders from JCB including compact space agility and the ability for operators to perform routine service checks without leaving the cabin.
JCB Construction Equipment Australia (CEA) national product manager, Greg Sealey said the in-cab service check ability is one of a list of features on the new 411HT and the 417HT loaders.
The two models take on many of the features first seen on JCBs farming flagship, the 435S Agri and other high productivity model loaders from the British manufacturer.
“The new loaders are powered by the same JCB EcoMAX engine as before – a 4.4-litre generating 81 kilowatts in the 411HT and 93kW in the 417HT,” Mr Sealey said.
“These agile loading machines have a commanding central driving position that makes it easy to position and manoeuvre them in the most restricted of working environments.”
The 411HT and 417HT are designed primarily for hard surface applications, including operating in bulk stores and carrying out routine loading tasks around the farm.
“The more spacious new CommandPlus cab brings new levels of information, control and comfort to the JCB 411HT and 417HT, with excellent visibility and improved sound suppression, making it a great place to spend long hours in the driving seat,” Mr Sealey said.
“Operators also get a second information screen with integrated remote camera display and CommandPlus Control, which enables in-cab adjustment of auxiliary oil flow, the optional boom suspension system and timing intervals for the reversing fan if fitted.
“Being able to perform daily routine service checks from within the cab not only saves time but encourages operators to regularly make these important checks,” he said.
Both models are fitted with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system which combined with a “clean” combustion process, achieves Euro Stage IV / US Tier 4 Final emissions requirements without the need for a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) or a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and the regeneration process often needed to periodically clear a DPF.
The 8.7 tonne 411HT also offers operators the high torque lift arms giving 3.36 metres of load-over clearance with the quick-hitch fitted and a full-turn tipping load of over five tonnes.
Three loader arm choices are available with the 417HT, giving up to 4.2m of clearance for bale stacking or loading an intake hopper in a feed production or fertiliser blending plant.
Optional hydraulic suspension is available to cushion the loader arms when traveling over rough surfaces, improving ride comfort and minimising spillages.