JCB launched its latest Wastemaster machine, the JCB 457 wheeled loader (above), at the RWM Show.
The 457 Wastemaster, developed for use on high-output waste and recycling sites to move materials and load lorries, is designed to improve operator safety and owner profitability as it delivers increased output at lower engine revs, reducing fuel consumption, noise and emissions.
Its new features include a 7.7- litre MTU engine delivering 193kW (258hp) and meeting Stage IV/Tier 4 Final emissions standards, along with a CommandPlus Cab providing best- in-class comfort, visibility, ergonomics and noise reduction.
Also on exhibit was the 35D 4x4 Wastemaster Plus Teletruk, featuring a range of safety features, such as interlocking seatbelt so the operator cannot start the machine until the seatbelt is fastened, allround LED worklights and two additional LED low-level worklights for greater visibility for the operator, an air-intake protective guard and valve block protective guard.
JCB’s newest engine, which meets the latest emissions regulations and delivers fuel consumption savings, was also on show. The Stage IV/Tier 4 Final engine builds on the success of the highly efficient 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. The technology will be rolled out across most of the 35-strong Wastemaster range.