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NO TASK TOO SMALL FOR NEW COMPACT JCB LOADERS

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

JCB CEA is introducing two compact wheeled loaders to their range – the 403 and the 406ZX – both boasting small dimensions and versatility suited to any task, from material handling to farming applications.

403 – a loader with the power to perform

The JCB 403 is a 2.5-tonne articulated chassis wheeled loader, and its compact size means it’s perfect for work in constricted spaces like confined warehouses or small farming sheds.

With parallel lift, hydraulic attachment pin operation, joystick hydraulics and transmission control all as standard, the new 403 is a highly equipped compact loader.

It is powered by a fuel-efficient Kubota diesel engine, delivering 26kW (36hp) and 92Nm torque. The hydrostatic transmission offers two speed ranges to suit different applications and situations.

Deon Cope, JCB CEA National Product Manager for Wheel Loaders, says the 403 wheel loader is built incredibly tough to withstand harsh applications, and boasts a comfortable, ergonomic operator area.

“The JCB 403 uses a totally new ROPS/FOPS cab to provide all-round protection from the elements, dusty working environments and potential hazards.

“Even with the cab fitted, the machine is less than 2.2m tall and only 1.1m wide when narrow tyres are fitted, so it can access the tightest sites,” Deon says.

An inching control, operated by the brake pedal, enables the operator to draw on the loader’s hydraulic power to breakout and lift materials without causing unnecessary wear to the braking system and transmission.

406ZX – compact in size, not in nature

The JCB 406ZX wheel loader is a highly productive piece of equipment, with optimal power-to-weight ratio, making it the perfect tool carrier.

The 406’s lift height allows operators to load into trucks, but it’s still compact enough to fit into tight sheds and under small bridges.

“The 406 comes with an easy maintenance mechanical JCB Diesel engine by Kohler, offering powerful performance. The design of the machine and engine means dimensions are compact, great for small turning circles,” Deon says.

“The hydrostatic drive on this model makes it very easy to operate, even for the inexperienced. That means there’s less risk of overpowering the machine at a cost to fuel economy.”

Both the 403 and the 406ZX utilise state of the art manufacturing processes such as robot machining, precision paint technology and innovative assembly techniques to achieve the highest level of quality.

“With quality design, productive performance and versatility at the core, these machines are sure to be a popular addition to our fleet.”

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