The all-new JCB 457 HT/ZX wheel loader gives you, epic style, visibility, power, speed, strength, efficiency and quality. Featuring a powerful new MTU diesel engine that meets Tier 4 / Stage IV emissions without the need for a costly and in-efficient DPF. New JCB CommandPlus cab provides the ultimate in operator comfort and productivity. Unrivalled visibility, command driving position and seat mounted controls keep you in total command. Innovative design provides easier ground level service access with a one piece automatic opening bonnet. Tailored service packages and the best dealer backup complete the picture. A machine designed and built to be everything you’re looking for in a wheeled loader.
The new JCB 457 HT/ZX wheel loader has been built using only the most advanced production techniques and premium componentry for superior structural strength. It’s been tested to the limit on sites all over the world to make sure that, wherever you’re operating, you’ll maintain total productivity.
Time is of the essence on any worksite so the new JCB 457 HT/ZX wheel loader is designed to provide the fastest cycle times in the business. Powerful twin hydraulic pumps, a load sensing value block and optional 5-speed transmission with torque lock-up provide speed, accuracy and productivity in abundance.
Power without compromise has long been the reason for the existence of any large wheeled loading shovel and the new JCB 457 HT/ZX wheel loader takes this ethos to another level. Its cutting edge Tier 4 Final/ Stage IV MTU engine boasts power aplenty, while the efficient, smoth ZF driveline and low fuel consumption help to make your decision even easier.
The new JCB 457 HT/ZX wheel loader heralds the dawn of a new era in cab design: JCB Command Plus. This unique approve to ergonomics is the result of a radical rething and a rigorous research programme. Expect best-in-class comfort, visibility, ergonomics and quietness.
Maximising your fleet’s uptime is our number one priority, and we’re certainly pulled out all the stops on the new JCB 457 HT/ZX wheel loader. A unique one-piece bonnet, easy ground level access to key components, livelink telematics and world-class aftercare all come as standard, with tailored service packages available to suit.
Operators, bystanders and your fleet are well protected at all times by the new JCB 457 HT/ZX wheel loader. Great visibility inside and out, non-slip surfaces and excellent air filtration is just the beginning.
Your new JCB 457 will have benefitted from finite element analysis and rig testing of up to 1 million cycles to ensure superior structural strength and durability. For further peace of mind, cold cell testing guarantees starting performance down to -20°C.
High tolerances and accurate location of pins and bushes are guaranteed with JCB’s precision machining techniques.
You can specify a 457 for heavy-duty applications like waste or corrosive material handling.
State-of-the-art manufacturing processes like robot machining, precision paint technology and innovative assembly techniques help to achieve the very highest levels of build quality.
A solid cast rear counterweight protects your 457’s back end – including the rear lights and cooling pack – from damage.
Hoses are neatly routed and clamped through the articulation joint, well away from any pinch points.
The articulation joint has a heavy-duty centre pin and oversized bush, as well as twin taper roller bearings on the bottom box joints. This setup can tolerate both vertical and horizontal loadings for durability and rigidity.
The MTU 6R1000 7.7-litre engine fitted to the new JCB 457 produces a substantial 193kW (258hp) of power, not to mention 1150Nm of torque (6% more than our outgoing model). What’s more, it produces all of this at low revs for an incredibly responsive operating experience.
Powerful twin variable displacement piston pump hydraulics can circulate a massive 323 l/min for fast cycle times and excellent multifunctioning capability.
Choose the optional JCB quickhitch and you’ll find attachment changing is quick and efficient.
Specify your perfect loader arm: Z-bar linkage (ZX) for high breakout applications or high torque (HT) for parallel lifting and multi attachment work.
High lift and super high lift options equip your 457 for applications involving high loading heights: hopper and lorry loading, for example.
With maximum breakout forces of 172kN, this wheel loader has the power to carry out extremely arduous loading jobs.
A smooth 4-speed transmission is fitted as standard, while an optional 5-speed unit makes operation even more slick, with closer gear ratios for improved acceleration, hill climbing and roading performance. The 5-speed gearbox also has torque convertor lock-up to eliminate losses, allowing faster cycle times and improved efficiency.
Tailor a 457 to any application with a range of axle options:
› Open differentials are ideal for hard standing ground conditions.
› A limited slip differential is perfect for soft, muddy terrain with reduced traction.
› Open differentials with an automatic locking front diff provide excellent traction in varied ground conditions.
The new JCB 457’s MTU engine offers you plenty of low-end torque and maintains it over a wide engine speed range. By using lightweight materials like cast aluminium and synthetics, you can also expect an excellent power-to-weight ratio.
To save on fuel, the engine idle shutdown feature can safely apply the brakes and turn your machine off after a programmable amount of time.
A hydraulic cooling fan automatically reacts to ambient temperature and adjusts the 457’s fan speed to optimise cooling and reduce fuel consumption. This also lowers noise on your site.
Opt for the torque lock up 5-speed transmission and you’ll get 100% efficiency in second to fifth gears, as well as closer gear ratios to keep engine speeds down. The end result is improved fuel economy
Wheel speed braking means the brakes on the new 457 rotate at the same speed as the wheels for heat and drag reduction, as well as improved fuel economy.
Unloaded spool valves in the valve block allow the arms to lower under gravitation – not hydraulic – force; this reduces fuel consumption still further.
Patented JCB Smoothride load suspension limits shock loadings on your machine. Thus you enjoy reduced material spillage and structural stress, as well as increased operator comfort.
A choice of 3 or 4-spool hydraulics gives you the scope for invaluable extra versatility.
Selectable loader arm detents let operators control loader arm height limitations, return to dig settings and float functions, improving safety and productivity.
You’ll immediately notice the totally redesigned ROPS structure; this has allowed the A pillars to be moved to the same width as the rear of the cab, providing a larger interior with a superb panoramic front windscreen. All switches and auxiliary controls are now located on the right-hand A-pillar for easier access.
Using the JCB 457’s simple, dedicated menu interface is easily done with an intuitive optional rotary controller.
Controlling the loader is now easier than ever – all of the controls are seat-mounted, even going as far as to move with the seat suspension.
Select the control system that’s best for your operators; we offer single lever joystick or multi-lever configurations, both fully electro-hydraulic.
There are two full colour LCD screens to navigate your 457’s operating menus, with one doubling as a monitor for the rear view camera (optional).
As standard, the new JCB 457 is equipped with heated external mirrors that can be electronically adjusted from inside the cab.
An all-new air venting system boasts nine demisting vents and six operator vents to maintain visibility and operator comfort at all times. It also operates at a reduced noise level.
After extensive research into operator ergonomics, we’ve devised the Command Driving Position, which boasts the very optimal control layout for a multitude of different driver shapes and sizes.
A set and forget feature means that your preferred steering wheel position is stored and can be instantly returned to, even after you’ve folded the wheel away for easier operator access.
Several seating options are available: there’s a premium quality hard-wearing half leather seat, a heated seat or even a cooled one if you plan to operate your JCB 457 in warmer climates.
Air conditioning is a standard feature and there’s also the option of automatic climate control to create perfect working temperatures.
With a dedicated media port on board, you can be assured of superb connectivity for all your electronic devices.
It’s easy to get to the engine on a new JCB 457 with a large automatic opening single-piece bonnet.
Accessing the diesel and DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) tanks is similarly straightforward via the lockable grille at the rear of the machine. Full hydraulic dual circuit braking with multiple oil-immersed discs provides a virtually maintenancefree lifespan.
Most Tier 4 Final Stage IV engines use a costly Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) that can require replacement at the expense of both money and time. The MTU engine is DPF-free, thus reducing your servicing and running costs.
The standard cooling package is a large singlefaced unit so you can be assured of quick, easy and safe cleaning.
Intelligent electronic monitoring keeps you abreast of your 457’s operating condition, providing real-time alerts that help to safeguard both the machine and its operator.
You can check brake, steering and hydraulic system pressures easily courtesy of group test ports.
By using exclusively premium components (MTU engine, ZF transmissions and axles, Rexroth pumps and Parker valve blocks), we’ve built in long service life as standard.
The main fuse board and relays have been repositioned next to the door for easy access.
Select the widecore cooling pack and reversing fan option to ensure superior cooling efficiency in environments with large amounts of airborne debris.
If you plan to use your wheeled loader for quarry work, it’s worth specifying the dedicated quarry safety pack, which includes blue flashing reverse lights, a green operator presence beacon, a rear object detection system, and hi-viz exterior chevrons.
Access steps are inclined and equally spaced, complemented by well positioned grab handles for three points of contact at all times.
On the new JCB 457, you’ll find the rear-view mirrors mounted in front of the A-pillars for improved all-round visibility.
Interior mirrors, heated exterior mirrors and bonnet mirrors combine to offer excellent views to every corner of your machine.
Our optional rearward camera displays an unobstructed view from the back of the machine.
Superb visibility in dark conditions is guaranteed with JCB’s optional LED lighting.
The new front fender flaps have been carefully designed and honed to keep forward spray to a minimum. This increases safety and decreases debris build-up.
The new 457’s cab is isolator-mounted, compliant with ROPS/FOPS standards, and positively pressurised against dust. You can choose from fresh air and carbon recirculation filters as well.
Door hinges are now mounted on the B-pillar; this simple change has created much better access via a larger and wider door aperture. It also means you can access the rear of your loader more safely.
Engines fitted with a DPF pose a greater fire risk because in regeneration mode, extreme heat can be created. The new 457 doesn’t need a DPF, so this is no cause for concern.