There are many reasons to choose the JCB 426 HT wheel loader. It’s productive, efficient, easy to maintain and extremely durable.
Its 5.9 litre 6-cylinder Cummins engine is Stage 2 compliant and produces 112 kW and 633 Nm.
Of course all JCB front-end loaders are designed to get the most from every drop of fuel. On the 426, there’s a load sensing hydraulic system with a variable displacement pump, and a variable speed cooling fan, all of which consume power only when required. There’s also premium componentry, like a Cummins Engine and an all-ZF driveline.
Large glass areas giving excellent visibility around the machine.
Sloped engine cover provides views at the rear.
Front quarter glass panels overlook central pivot area.
Axles provide automatic traction control for all conditions.
Smart hydraulic systems maximise efficiency and drive down fuel costs.
Automatic transmission ensures the machine is always in the right gear.
High-quality, industry-recognised components.
Electronic safeguard systems prevent catastrophic failures.
Designed for easy servicing and maintenance.
Ergonomic high-back seat for superior comfort.
Easy-to-use, clearly marked controls.
Large, spacious cabin with ample storage room.
Ground-level access for easy servicing and reduced downtime.
All components in accessible areas.
Large, single-piece engine cover and swing-out fan give access to engine and cooling bays.
Inclined steps and well-placed grab handles allow easy access.
Ground-level checks eliminate the need to climb onto the machine.
Optional rear-view camera systems available.
Central to the 426’s well-thought-out design is the person who will be controlling it. With operators working for up to 12 hours a day, they need to be constantly alert and comfortable so they can be productive. The 426’s cab is a remarkable achievement, combining a stylish interior with highly practical features.
With a wide door, steps inclined to 10° (something that’s fast becoming a quarry standard), non-slip surfaces and well-positioned handles, access is always easy and safe, helping to minimise accidents on site.
At 3m³, the 426 has one seriously large operating environment, with every detail ergonomically designed for comfort and ease of use. There’s also plenty of room for storage, including a massive open-floor space.
The cab is fully sealed in order to reduce dust and dirt entering the cabin, maintaining a healthy working environment. To suit different environments, a range of fresh air intake filters (P3, carbon and standard) is also available; all are easy to remove for cleaning and replacement.
The standard high-backed suspension seat is fully adjustable and provides excellent support and comfort. The result is reduced operator fatigue for added productivity.
The excellent heating and ventilation systems ensure ideal working temperatures. There is a variable blower speed and a range of fresh air intake filters to choose from. The temperature and recirculation controls are all well marked out and simple to use. An optional airconditioning system and heated, air-suspended seat are also available.
Today’s worksites are busier than ever, so safety is always a primary concern. At JCB, we’re committed to doing everything we can to reduce the risk of accidents and so we have designed the 426 to give operators the best possible visibility all around the machine.
The 360° tinted glass cab allows the operator not only to spot almost all potential hazards, but also to view the load throughout its full lift range. The cab features narrow uprights between the glass panels, an extra large wiper and a choice of front and rear blinds to keep the sun off.
When it’s cold outside, the heated mirrors prevent icing. Plus, there are two interior mirrors that provide superb views of hard-to-see areas.
All the 426 controls are conveniently placed and incredibly easy to use. There’s a choice of single or multi-lever controllers – both allowing for consistent use with minimum fatigue. The singlelever controller incorporates a forward/reverse switch that can be used without taking your hands off the steering wheel, while the multi-lever version is a switch located to the side. Both controllers feature gear-change and disconnect switches, and the latter speeds things up by transferring engine power to the hydraulics.
In a competitive world, you need to move the maximum amount of material at the lowest possible cost. Designed to deliver outstanding power and optimum efficiency, every component on the JCB 426 has been created to meet rigorous demands day in, day out.
A perfectly matched, balanced powertrain provides the power to move even the most demanding material from A to B.
The 426 boasts an air-to-air intercooled low-emission engine with electronically controlled fuel-injection system. This delivers high torque at a low engine RPM, enabling the operator to fill the bucket faster. ZF Smoothshift transmission The 426/436 features a fully automatic transmission. Normally the driver has to select the correct gear to ensure efficient fuel use. But with this system the correct gear is automatically and immediately selected ensuring the absolute maximum productivity and fuel efficiency, and prolonging the life of the machine.
You can choose your ideal loader arm on a 426, with z-bar linkage (ZX) for high breakout applications or high torque (HT) for parallel lift and multi-attachment use.
Choose a HT high lift on the 426, or super high lift HT on the 436 and you can use the machine for higher loading height applications (hopper and lorry loading).
Once in use, the 426 rapidly becomes a vital part of the production process, so any downtime could mean a serious loss in productivity and, therefore, profitability. Keeping it in prime condition is vital, so we have made regular maintenance extremely easy to carry out, which in turn will maximise the machine’s use and longevity.
Daily and weekly maintenance checks can be completed easily and safely by operators, thanks to ground-level checkpoints.
Keeping your machine at the right temperature will ensure it stays efficient and has a long life. The 426’s cooling system is cleverly designed to stay free of dirt and debris, while the cooling pack can be easily cleaned via the swing-out rear grille and single-piece engine cover doors. For particularly arduous or dusty conditions, add-on options include a fully automatic reversing fan and a widecore cooling pack. The reversing fan is designed to protect the cooling pack while the widecore pack allows larger particles through the cooler without catching.
Our sophisticated Electronic Monitoring System (EMS) controls and monitors the components, triggering built-in safeguards that prevent major damage to major parts. For example, if the coolant temperature gets too hot, the machine will automatically protect itself and shut down. This multi-language system allows you to set certain functions to suit the application, for optimum performance, and displays key operation data in real time. Fault codes allow quick identification of problems enabling quicker turnaround of issues, while a service indicator lets you know when service is required.
Everything about the new 426 indicates that it is built to last, offering maximum productivity over thousands of operational hours. Every single component has been carefully designed and manufactured to rigorous standards, ensuring long life, lower running costs and a high value when it finally comes to selling.
Using cutting-edge design techniques, the best components, sophisticated computational analysis and rigorous physical testing,
JCB has created a machine fit for the demands of your business. The cast steel rear end (often of plastic fabrication on competitor
machines) gives real strength and protects against significant damage, reducing operating costs. The slope of the rear bonnet is
shaped for better visibility so that it’s easier to see potential hazards, again reducing damage to the machine. Full chassis belly guarding
also protects the main driveline components from damage on the underside.
The 426 is built to cope with extremely demanding environments, but it can also be customised to meet the specific requirements of
individual applications. For example, for waste applications a series of additional guards is available, including brake lines guards, extra belly guards, lift ram guards, cab screen guards, etc. And for load and carry operations, Smooth Ride Systems can be fitted, turning the arms into a form of suspension which allows them to float. The machine can then travel more quickly over the ground because shock loadings are not passed through the machine making it unstable, plus shock is not passed to loads through all the structures and systems.
A high-quality filtration system ensures no debris passes through the hydraulic circuit. This, along with highly adapted assembly
procedures, ensures a long operating life. Smooth operation By reducing the shock passing through all the components, the
machine is guaranteed smooth and easy operation – and a longer life span.
Easier access for operators and maintenance technicians ensures that the machine can be kept in the best condition, maintaining availability and productivity. Service intervals are every 500 hours.