JCB unveils new backhoe loader generation at Bauma 2010
JCB unveiled a new generation of backhoe loaders at Bauma 2010 in Munich, Germany., that the company says ”offer customers more versatility, productivity, cost efficiency and comfort.”
The manufacturer says its new generation machine offers customers average fuel savings ranging from 6 percent to 16 percent at typical daily work rates, largely achieved through the introduction of a new EcoDig system incorporating three hydraulic pumps.
The new generation features a re-styled counterweight and new vertical grille design and a sloping hood that contributes to forward visibility.
In addition, the machines benefit from a host of new features including the following:
- Improved cab for greater comfort
- Power brakes providing proportional braking and fuel economy improvements.
Optional features include the following:
- New heated front windshield – an industry first for backhoe loaders
- An in-cab hot beverage machine
- Combined hammer and bi-directional circuit for excellent versatility in attachment use
- A 9-meter factory-fitted hose reel for improved productivity and versatility.
A new EcoDig hydraulic system uses three hydraulic pumps to provide the same hydraulic output but at lower engine speeds, itself delivering average fuel savings of up to 15 percent.
Operators are able to select from two working modes, either Eco mode or low flow, to optimize productivity and improve machine control.
A secondary benefit of the three pump design is faster performance of the extradig extending dipper stick, further boosting productivity. The new hydraulic system and lower engine speeds also contribute to a cut in exhaust emissions and a reduction in overall machine noise levels, both inside the cab and externally.
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