Posted June 7, 2016

JCB Improves Mid-Range Wheel Loader Line

In upgrading its mid-range line of wheel loaders, JCB used the "proven DNA" of its 457 model, adding key features to the 427 and 437 models, and the smaller 411 and 417 loaders.They include improved cab comfort and visibility, the CommandPlus Control system, Tier 4 final engines, a single-piece hood for service access and a range of loader arms for various applications. 

jcb wheel loaderJCB’s new 411 and 417 wheel loaders are powered by the company’s EcoMAX Tier 4 final engines, delivering 108 hp in the 411 and 125 hp in the 417. The  427 and 437 loaders operate with a Tier 4 final Cummins, offering 179 hp and 183 hp respectively. Both of these engines meet the latest emissions standards without the use of a diesel particulate filter (DPF).  

All Tier 4 Final wheel loaders now feature a single-piece engine hood that can be electrically or manually raised to provide improved service access to the engine and cooling pack. 

The loaders have fine mesh front grills to trap larger particles before the air enters a cyclonic pre-filter. The engine-cooling fan provides a cyclonic scavenge system to remove dust particles from the pre-cleaner, rather than using hotter exhaust gases to deliver the cyclonic action. Wide core cooling packs reduce dust accumulation, cutting the downtime required to blow out radiator cores. The single-piece hood also helps to provide a seal around the engine bay, cutting dust and dirt ingress.

The new models will use the JCB CommandPlus cab, a new ROPS structure with A pillars that have been moved out to the same width as the rear of the cab, providing a larger interior with a panoramic front windshield. The machines feature JCB’s Command Driving Position with revised pedals, an adjustable steering column and seat-mounted hydraulic controls.

Electro-hydraulic proportional auxiliary controls are standard. An electric parking brake is standard on the 427 and 437 and available as an option on the smaller models. The exhaust silencers, and air pre-cleaners are all situated below the hood to provide maximum visibility for the operator.

411 and 417 loaders come standard with HT loader arms for easy load handling and improved tool-carrier performance. The loader arms are available in parallel- and non-parallel lift for ultimate shovel-handling characteristics. Bucket capacity is 50 cu.ft. for the 411 and 60 cu.ft. for the 417. The larger models can be ordered with a choice of HT or power ZX loader arms, in a range of lengths. The 427 operates with a 85 cu.ft. bucket while the 437 is equipped with a 95 cu.ft. shovel.