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JCB Previews Workmax 800 D Model UTV

Thu July 07, 2011 - National Edition
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The JCB Workmax 800 D offers 1,323 lb. (600 kg) maximum payload and will appeal to a wide variety of sectors including rental, utilities, recreation, golf courses, sports arenas, landscape yards, theme parks and zoos.
The JCB Workmax 800 D offers 1,323 lb. (600 kg) maximum payload and will appeal to a wide variety of sectors including rental, utilities, recreation, golf courses, sports arenas, landscape yards, theme parks and zoos.

The JCB Workmax 800 D offers 1,323 lb. (600 kg) maximum payload and will appeal to a wide variety of sectors including rental, utilities, recreation, golf courses, sports arenas, landscape yards, theme parks and zoos.

The new model offers:

• Independent rear suspension and progressive rate springs for a smooth and comfortable ride

• Off-road performance with enhanced power-to-weight ratio and ground clearance

• Fuel-efficient Yanmar diesel engine

The choice of a 784cc Yanmar diesel engine coupled to a two-speed CVT with Kevlar belt positions the 800 D model in the middle of the growing mid-range UTV volume sector. The 4x4 drive plus selectable diff lock is electronic; the 800 D cab has a flat checkplate floor for uninterrupted access from either side, and bench or bucket seats. The steel-construction tipping cargo bed will take 880 lbs (400 kg).

Underneath, there is a steel plate guard for major transmission components when engaged in unpredictable off-road environments such as forestry applications. Likewise, to protect the engine during wading the air intake is mounted as high as possible, waist-high inside the front stowage compartment.

Engine and CVT are positioned further forward than is the case on most UTVs. This is to achieve an optimum 50–50 weight distribution front to rear when fully laden.

JCB utility products sales director Keith Hoskins said: “We are developing through specialist ATV dealers because we see the professional user migrating to the ’sit-in and carry’ concept rather than the exposed ’ride-on and tow’ concept of the traditional 4x4 quad.”