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CEG ConExpo Coverage

Tier IV Update for JCB’s Popular Rough Terrain Fork Lift Range


JCB is launching its latest rough terrain fork lift (RTFL) range at ConExpo 2014 complete with the new Tier IV JCB Ecomax diesel engine. The highly efficient four cylinder engine delivers the same 74 hp (55 kW) output as the previous Dieselmax motor, but meets the Tier IV 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 three models in JCB's North American RTFL range: the 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 IV 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 20 gpm (75.7 Lpm), for faster lift and lower cycle times, increased productivity and reduced fuel consumption.

The 930, 940 and 950 models have lifting capacities of 6,000 to 10,000 lbs. (2,721 to 4,536 kg) with mast lift heights of 15 to 22 ft. (4.6 to 6.7 m). 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.