Compact Equipment

JUL 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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JCB Two Compact Wheel Loaders for Work in Confined Spaces Advice to Buyers "Buyers should give spe- cial attention to the impact that maintaining and servic- ing the machine will have on productivity and profitability of their compact wheel load- er, especially when you con- sider the potential costs over the life of a machine," says Ashby Graham, general man- ager of Product at JCB North America. "Look for machines that require no exhaust after- treatment and thereby elimi- nate common operating ex- penses." J CB's loader heritage dates back to the 1940s with the Major Loader. Today, the company offers seven wheel loaders and numerous configurations in North America, including two compact models, the 407 and the 409. Both JCB com- pact wheel loader models are powered by Tier 4 Final-compliant JCB Diesel by Kohler engines that require no DEF or DPF, for improved availability and reduced operating costs. Additionally, JCB compact wheel loaders feature hydrostatic trans- missions, all-wheel drive, pivot steer, ground clearance and low height over cab. JCB says its compact wheel loaders are designed with extensive customer input and consequently appeal to those who prioritize safety, efficiency, ease of use, ease of maintenance, productivity, performance, reliability and comfort. With a compact footprint and tight turning radius, the JCB 407 and 409 are well suited for con- struction sites, landscaping supply yards, agricultural settings and other material handling applications within confined worksites. Available high speed and high- flow hydraulic options also ensure the suitability of JCB compact wheel loaders for worksites that require more travel between tasks or the use of larger, power-hungry attachments. The 409 is Tier 4 compliant us- ing only a DOC, while low-rev power and torque means good fuel economy. Dimensions are compact for small turning circles. A variable speed engine crank- driven cooling fan maintains op- timum fan speed for all require- ments without using any excess engine power. Power is trans- ferred to the ground efficiently through an innovative chassis, with perfect harmony between all components. The company offers several axle options on the JCB 409, including open diffs for hard ground and limited slip diffs for soft muddy terrain. The compa- ny's 100 percent switchable front axle diff lock option provides traction on mud and creates no shear forces, so it won't damage the ground when it's not in use. It can also be engaged on the move and under load. The JCB 407 wheel loader can be equipped with an immobilizer option, which can help prevent theft from your fleet. Access steps are complemented by well positioned handles so that operators have three points of contact whenever they're entering or exiting the JCB 407's cab. With no exhaust aftertreatment, the JCB Diesel by Kohler engines are compact for visibility. The sloping rear hood provides an unimpeded view, with the exhaust silencer and air intake filter both packaged out of sight. The JCB 407 even has a cyclonic pre-filter which maximizes air filtration and significantly extends filter ser- vice intervals. JCB's available LiveLink telematics system provides operators with remote access to access important machine status information such as running times and error alerts. 118 Compact Equipment JULY/AUGUST 2018 W H E E L L O A D E R S Model Engine Horsepower Net HP Operating Weight Bucket Breakout Force Lifting Capacity At Full Height Max. Travel Speed Forward (Reverse) Turning Radius 407 61 hp 11,162 lbs 9,419 lbs 3,667 lbs 21.7 mph (NA) 13 ft, 8 in. 409 71 hp 13,296 lbs 13,067 lbs 4,021 lbs 24.5 mph (NA) 14 ft, 6 in.

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