JCB has declared the enlargement of its Loadall telescopic handler variety with the introduction of the mid-selection 538-70 to give farmers and growers more selection in performance, capabilities and specifications.
The 538-70 is a 7 metre device that slots into the Loadall Collection III line-up with 3,800kg highest elevate potential and 7.01m of carry peak, positioning it concerning the present-day 532-70 and 542-70 styles.
At 3,000 to 3,800kg, elevate efficiency is notably powerful in the 4-6m loading-at-top zone crucial for bulk loading of grain into vehicles and silage into diet feeders and there is 2,500 to 2,750kg of capability available at whole top, depending upon the edition.
Like all mid-assortment machines in the Loadall assortment, the new 538-70 is out there with a choice of 4 distinctive transmissions, 3 ability outputs and a few common function and specification stages.
The Loadall 538-70 AGRI variant comes with JCB’s Torque Lock 4 transmission, featuring torque converter lock-up in fourth gear for electricity-efficient immediate push on the street, coupled to a 109hp (81kW) version of the Stage V emissions-compliant JCB DieselMAX 448 motor.
The AGRI Super has 130hp (97kW) from this engine and a typical four-pace Powershift as the base transmission set up but alongside with the 150hp AGRI Xtra, it is also obtainable with a six-speed Autoshift with automatic and guide shifting modes in addition to torque converter lock-up in the prime two gears.
The AGRI Tremendous and AGRI Xtra can also be experienced with DualTech VT, the distinctive JCB transmission that combines the finest characteristics of hydrostatic and powershift drives in one particular device.
As the best telehandler transmission, DualTech VT supplies precision gradual pace manage for loading and other managing duties, and immediate-generate vehicle powershift without a torque converter for higher-functionality, gas-effective field and road travel further than 19kph.
Switching between the two factors is carried out seamlessly with out any operator involvement but operator-picked ‘power’ and fuel-conserving ‘eco’ modes are offered to accommodate various purposes, and powershift variety can be limited for subject function.
The transmission’s Flexi mode permits a fastened motor velocity to be set for the best possible hydraulics overall performance with only the transmission then responding to the accelerator pedal – suitable for steady loading effectiveness and for functioning hydraulically-pushed attachments such as sweepers, feeding buckets and straw blowers.
In addition, DualTech VT offers lasting 4-wheel push within just the hydrostatic transmission element’s speed range for most traction in area and yard comprehensive-time four-wheel travel for significant-speed street do the job these kinds of as snow ploughing when most traction is needed and computerized switching to rear-wheel drive only for ideal towing effectiveness while minimising tyre don.
Throughout all variants, the higher degree of normal gear incorporates vehicle wheel alignment when switching between the three steering modes, and an vehicle reversing cooling supporter that blows dust and debris from the air consumption grille.
The 140-litre/min load-sensing hydraulics process includes gravity regeneration of oil for the retract and decrease expert services to bring the growth down promptly but under full control, and automated Sleek Experience growth suspension is regular on all but the AGRI edition where by it is an selection.
JCB’s complete LiveLink telematics remedy is also portion of the typical package, furnishing extensive equipment facts, pro-energetic fault identification, well timed provider scheduling, and machine site and safety capabilities.
And as with all JCB Loadall Series III telescopic handlers, operators of the new 538-70 get to perform in the advanced Command Moreover cab with its extremely-silent noise levels, great all-round and upwards visibility, force-absent ‘memory’ steering column and generous storage provision.
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