JCB is launching its latest rough terrain fork lift (RTFL) range at Conexpo 2014 complete with the new Tier 4 JCB Ecomax diesel engine. The highly efficient four cylinder engine delivers the same 55kW (74hp) output as the previous Dieselmax motor, but meets the Tier 4 emissions regulations without the need for a diesel particulate filter or an SCR exhaust after-treatment system, reducing cost and complexity for customers. The Ecomax engine will be fitted to all four models in JCB’s RTFL range: the 926, 930, 940 and 950.
The JCB Ecomax engine features a highly efficient combustion design that not only reduces exhaust emissions, but also delivers improved fuel consumption, reducing running costs for operators. With ultra-high fuel injection pressures, variable geometry turbocharging and cooled exhaust gas recirculation, the JCB Ecomax engine meets Tier 4 emissions standards with no requirement for a costly DPF or for complex after-treatment.
The JCB Ecomax engine runs on standard lubricating oils, so there is no requirement for expensive CJ4 oils. Service intervals remain at 500 hours, apart from an additional crankcase ventilation filter that requires a change at 1,500 hours.
Available with a four-speed Synchro Shuttle transmission for maximum durability and ease of use, the revised machines feature increased hydraulic flow, now 76 litres/min, for faster lift and lower cycle times, increased productivity and reduced fuel consumption.
The 926, 930, 940 and 950 models have lifting capacities of 2,600-4,500kg with mast lift heights of 3.6-6.7m. All machines benefit from JCB’s latest corporate styling, with clear graphics and a striking appearance. There are new front and rear-mounted working lights available and the machines can be ordered with a canopy or a fully glazed cab, with the option of integrated air conditioning, improving the driving environment for the operator.
The JCB RTFL range continues to offer contractors and rental customers a reliable, versatile lifting and materials handling solution. The machines are designed to perform in any re-handling environment, delivering ease of use and high productivity.