This year’s Grassland & Muck Event – being held May 24th and 25th at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire – will see the UK launch of the all-new JCB 419S Agri high-performance wheeled loader and the working debut of new Fastrac tractors and Loadall telescopic handlers, as well as the TM320S Agri telescopic wheeled loader in its latest form. The new JCB 419S Agri replaces the current 418S Agri with increased power and torque from its 6.7-litre Cummins six-cylinder engine. Peak power is increased 5% to 136kW (183hp) and the engine now meets latest emissions rules using only an AdBlue injecting SCR system and DOC – no particulates filter is needed. The new levels of power and torque are channelled through a ZF six-speed powershift with a low first gear delivering exceptional pushing performance and torque converter lock-up in all gears giving unrivalled silage clamp-climbing ability. Yet the JCB 419S Agri can also travel on the road at up to 48kph, enabling it to keep pace with other machines in a contractor’s silage-making or manure spreading team. An all-new front and rear chassis design, longer wheelbase and bigger axles enable larger tyres to be fitted for greater traction and/or flotation on soft surfaces. In fact, the 419S Agri can run on the large 750/65 R26 tyres fitted to the flagship JCB 435S Agri. The new axles are available with limited slip differentials front and rear to help maintain traction when conditions get slippery underfoot; and a new auto locking diff can be installed on machines likely to operate in especially challenging conditions. A load-sensing piston hydraulic pump with up to 180-litre/min capacity ensures strong but economical performance from the front end, which can be equipped with Standard and High Lift loader arms for maximum break-out performance or lift height clearance as appropriate for different applications. Load-over height ranges from 3.48m to 3.71m and the 419S Agri has a full-turn tipping load of almost 6.9 tonnes. JCB wheeled loader operators moving to the newcomer will find the CommandPlus cab is 15% bigger than the previous design, with improved visibility and control and information features that establish new levels of operator comfort. CommandPlus Control provides in-cab daily service checks – so operators can get their machine up and running sooner – as well as in-cab adjustment of auxiliary oil flow, the speed at which the optional boom suspension engages, and timing intervals for the auto-reversing engine fan option to suit different conditions. An integrated remote camera display is also available. These all help the operator to exploit the loader’s performance with the help of new joystick and multi-lever hydraulic controls, both of which feature a thumb-operated shuttle switch and provide proportional control of all loader functions. The newly-updated JCB 413S Agri, the new 419S Agri and the 435S Agri will all be in action at the Grassland & Muck event to demonstrate the performance potential delivered by their unrivalled power-to-weight ratios, six-speed torque lock-up powershift transmissions and high output hydraulic pumps. Elsewhere on the site, the new JCB Loadall 536-60 AGRI Pro telescopic handler will be seen in the UK for the first time. Featuring the all-new JCB DualTech VT transmission providing the best characteristics of hydrostatic and powershift drives, the 536-60 AGRI Pro weighs about a tonne less than the equivalent 7m Loadall introduce last year but still has a lift capacity of 3,600kg to a full height of 6.2m. It will typically be used by larger dairy and other livestock farms, where the low-speed control and fast cycle times provided by the DualTech VT transmission are ideal for the daily feeding routine and other year-round tasks. It also features JCB’s advanced Smart Technology hydraulics with automated bucket rattle and fast but controlled boom operation for rapid fuel-saving loading cycles, JCB LiveLink telematics to provide security functions, service monitoring and early warning of potential faults, and data that can help owners and operators manage their JCB machines to the optimum. In addition, the 536-60 AGRI Pro has a premium specification cab and controls, JCB’s Smooth Ride Suspension for the boom as standard, and a 4.8-litre, 145hp version of the fuel-efficient JCB EcoMAX diesel engine. This has a compact ‘one-can’ SCR + DOC emissions control package housed beneath the engine hood with no detrimental effect on all-round visibility or service access. JCB TM320S Agri The high central driving position and great all-round visibility of the JCB TM320S will be clearly demonstrated as it handles bales on the McHale working plot. Improved ownership costs and operator experience have been in focus for the latest round of upgrades, alongside installation of the 108kW (145hp) JCB EcoMAX engine to Euro Stage IV / US Tier 4 Final emissions specification with SCR but no DPF. Performance is unchanged – the machine lifts a 3200kg load to 5.2 metres and supports 1750kg at 2.95m forward reach. But improvements include graphite impregnated bronze pivot bearings that extend the greasing schedule from once a day to every 500 hours, which matches service intervals for the engine (after the initial 100 hour service), four-wheel drive prop shaft and chassis articulation joint, which also now uses the new self-lubricating bearings. Cylinder end damping for boom extension as well as retraction and lowering further refines the operator experience, while additional work lamps for the LED lighting option make life easier when the machines are operated in dark yards and buildings. A larger right-hand rear three-quarter window improves visibility from the cab, where the air conditioning filters have been doubled in size to extend the service interval. A dedicated storage box installed in the right-hand footwell provides a secure location for tools, couplings and other equipment. Daily checks for engine oil, coolant and washer fluid levels no longer have to be performed outside the machine as they are part of the start-up procedure displayed on a new full colour instrument panel that provides information and warnings in a clearer at-a-glance format. An improved control arrangement makes the auxiliary hydraulics service more intuitive to use; for example, the in-cab switch for the pressure venting valve – which makes it easier to connect hose couplings on JCB AGRI attachments such as fork and bucket grabs – shows when this feature is available and a buzzer sounds as the hydraulic pressure is reduced. JCB Fastrac 8000 The Grassland & Muck event will be the first opportunity for many to see the new Fastrac 8000 Series tractor at work. Available as the 228kW (306hp) Fastrac 8290 and 260kW (348hp) Fastrac 8330, the new design represents a significant increase in performance with heavy draft equipment, demanding pto-driven implements and heavy trailers, tankers and spreaders. The Fastrac 8330 has 24% more peak power output and 10% more torque channelled through its multi-mode CVT transmission. New features include a unique dual circuit hydrostatic steering system – another ‘first’ for the Fastrac – and JCB Rapid Steer when the tractor is equipped with satellite guidance for precision hands-free bout matching. Operators are treated to the new, more spacious Command Plus cab, which provides space, comfort and practicality in abundance, with deep door glass and side windows, and wide lower windscreen glazing, providing good visibility all round, as well as natural ventilation through the opening rear three-quarter windows. Being able to swivel the driver’s seat 50 degrees to the right and 20 degrees left will be welcomed by operators needing to keep an eye on rear-mounted and trailed equipment, while the forward-raked cab structure not only adds to the sense of interior space but also improves visibility and cab access. The JCB LiveLink telematics system is standard on the new Fastrac 8000 Series tractors, providing valuable location and operating information, as well as proactive service scheduling, remote fault finding and anti-theft features.
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