JCB has also launched a new ultra-compact wheeled loader with double the power of the current model.
The JCB 403 Plus mirrors the size and layout of the current 25hp (19kW) 403 Smart Power but draws on a 50hp (36kW) engine and 60-litre/min hydraulics to tackle more demanding work.
With an overall height of 2.2m and width of just 1.10 metres on narrow tyres, the JCB 403 Plus engine is equipped with JCB Autostop to shut down the engine if left idling for a time-adjustable period to avoid using up fuel unnecessarily.
In addition, JCB LiveLink telemetry is installed on the new Plus model to help keep the machine secure, encourage timely service scheduling and provide remote location, fault early warning alerts and operational records.
The hydrostatic transmission comes in 12mph (20kph) and 18mph (30kph) versions, and a 60-litre/min gear pump provides oil for the articulated chassis steering, lift arms and front end attachments.
Up front, buyers have a choice of lift arm sizes with the standard version providing a load-over height of 2.6m (8ft 6in), while the extended option takes load-over height to 2.8m (9ft 2in).
Four different quick hitch couplings with hydraulic pin locking from the driver’s seat cater for new or existing attachments on the farm.