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Newest JCB engine tackles tough jobs with lower emissions

JCB’s newest engine, showcased at this year’s RWM show, meets the latest emissions regulations and delivers fuel consumption savings without sacrificing the top quality performance required from JCB machines.

The new Stage IV/Tier 4 Final engine is the latest innovation from JCB and builds on the success of the highly efficient JCB Ecomax Stage IIIB/Tier 4 Interim engine already in use in many of its machines.

JCB has recalibrated the Ecomax engine to achieve the new engine out emissions requirement resulting in a further 5% fuel saving. A compact selective catalytic reduction unit with a urea-based additive will be used on engines above 75hp (55kW) and will be incorporated into a single exhaust muffler, in many cases replacing the existing exhaust. This provides a ‘one can’ solution, delivering the same compact overall dimensions for machine designers.
The technology will be rolled out across most of the 35-strong Wastemaster range, which is designed and built especially for use in the waste and recycling industry. The machines in the range include wheeled and tracked materials handlers, telescopic handlers and loaders.

Fred Bell, JCB’s business manager for the waste and recycling industries, said:
“We’re delighted to be introducing even more efficient, lower emission engine technology to our Wastemaster range. The latest engines have been tested for 110,000 hours in 70 different JCB machines across the toughest applications and environments – so we know they’re up to the challenges of arduous waste and recycling sites.”

Stage IV/Tier 4 Final is the latest stage of the engine emissions regulations which apply to off-highway machines. The regulations aim to reduce the hazardous exhaust emissions of new vehicles sold in the EU and North America.

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