JCB has launched a total of 33 new models so far this year, including excavators, wheeled loaders, telescopic handlers, skid steer loaders, compactors and mini excavators. The company says that in some cases the use of new engines, hydraulic systems and electronic controls will deliver thousands of Euros in fuel savings for owners.
Among the new launches are is a long line-up of new excavators, and in the 11 to 18 tonne classes, the company is now fitting its own 4.4 litre tier 3 compliant engine. In emerging markets it also fits its own 4.8 litre engine to 20 to 24 tonne excavators. In the larger machines it says this has led to up to a 24% improvement in fuel efficiency. For 24 to 36 tonne machines in Europe and North America, JCB has retained Isuzu diesel engines, which comply with Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB regulations.
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