JCB has completed its new generation of skid steer loaders and compact tracked loaders with the launch of Tier 4 Final/Stage IIIB small platform models. The eight machines, including the 135, 155, 175, 190 and 205 skid steers, plus the 150T, 190T and 205T crawler loaders, are powered by all-new JCB Diesel by Kohler Tier 4 engines. These have been specifically designed to meet emissions regulations without the need for a complex and costly diesel particulate filter (DPF).
JCB Power Systems has worked closely with Kohler’s Global Power Group to ensure that these engines meet all JCB standards, with 500 hour maintenance intervals on all models. Strong, low-rpm torque characteristics result in improved machine performance and response.
The engines use a Common Rail fuel injection system working at 2,000 bar pressures. The four-valve design has cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and the engines use a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) within the exhaust system. This allows the engines to meet Tier 4 Final/Stage IIIB without the need for a bulky DPF, reducing cost and complexity for the customer and allowing the designers to provide a a lower engine cover for improved all-round visibility.
JCB’s skid steer loaders and compact tracked loaders set the bar in safety, fuel efficiency and productivity. The company produces 17 models in total, nine large platform models and the eight small platform machines, all of which are now powered by fuel efficient Tier 4 emissions standard engines, delivering up to 16% fuel savings over competitor machines and an average of 9% improvement over the previous generation JCB loaders.
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