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New JCB 457 wheel loader with mtu Series 1000 engines

Posted on March 07, 2014

JCB Type 457 wheel loaders will soon be powered by Series 1000, 6-cylinder inline engines from mtu, a Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG brand.

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  • New wheel loader generation meets EU Stage IV and EPA Tier 4 final targets with mtu engine
  • 16% fuel saving over Tier 4 interim predecessor

Friedrichshafen/Las Vegas, March 7, 2014. JCB Type 457 wheel loaders will soon be powered by Series 1000, 6-cylinder inline engines from mtu, a Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG brand. Generating 193 kW, the mtu drive units incorporate exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and selective catalyst reduction (SCR) technology that allows the new series-production machines from construction and agricultural equipment manufacturer JCB to meet EU Stage IV and EPA Tier 4 final emissions regulations.

ʺWe chose this compact and powerful mtu engine because it gives us fuel savings, contributing to a 16% reduction over the previous generation. The unit´s high power density also means additional savings on spaceʺ, a spokesman for JCB said.

The mtu 6R 1000 is part of the newly developed engine generation in the sub-560 kW power range. Even at low speed, Series 1000 to Series 1500 engines produce high torque which they maintain over a wide speed range.

JCB 457 wheel loaders operate at mines, gravel pits and waste-disposal sites and are used for transporting heavy and bulky loads. The machine will be showcased at the ConExpo/Con-Agg construction equipment show in Las Vegas from 4 to 8 March 2014.
Wolfgang Boller Spokesman Regional and Business Media
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