JCB’s mid-range agricultural wheeled loaders have extra power, torque and refinement in a package of upgrades for the new ‘Stage V’ versions that meet latest engine emissions rules.
The JCB 411 Agri, 413S Agri and 417 Agri are now powered by the latest 4.8-litre JCB DieselMAX four-cylinder engine, which features the JCB Autostop system to help operators reduce overall fuel consumption by automatically shutting down after a period at idling speed.
The mid-range JCB Agri wheeled loader enhancements comprise:
n JCB DieselMAX engine meets ‘Stage V’ emissions with single unit DPF/SCR solution;
n Fuel-saving JCB Autostop engine idle shut-down with in-cab timer adjustment;
n Power increase for JCB 417 Agri, more engine power and torque for JCB 413S Agri;
n Rubber cushion-damped steering adds refinement to the driving experience;
n Rear-view camera with dedicated display now standard for driving ease and added safety.
JCB Agriculture Managing Director John Smith said: “As part of our ongoing loader development programme, these highly productive machines get a number of features that enhance their performance or improve the operator’s comfort and ease of operation.
“They complement the already high standard specification, which in the quiet and spacious Command Plus cab includes a choice of seating and control formats, and the ability to get to work quickly by carrying out routine daily fluid and other service checks from the seat.
“The latest upgrades add to the appeal of these machines for operators and owners, further strengthening JCB’s leading position in the agricultural materials handling market.”
The JCB 411 Agri and 417 Agri are designed and equipped primarily for hard surface applications, driving through a four-speed JCB Powershift transmission to operate in bulk stores and carrying out routine handling and loading tasks on farms, with the high central driving position affording great all-round visibility.
Weighing 8.7 tonnes, the 411 Agri has High Torque lift arms giving 3.36 metres of load-over clearance with the quick-hitch fitted and a full-turn tipping load of a little more than five tonnes with a general purpose 1.2-1.6cu m bucket.
Three loader arm choices are available with the JCB 417 Agri, giving up to 4.2 metre clearance for bale stacking or loading an intake hopper, and a full turn tipping load of around 3.9 tonnes in that configuration, with up to 5.8 tonnes capacity available with a quick-hitch on the standard arms, which will clear 3.3 metres.
The ‘S’ designation of the JCB 413S Agri indicates that this loader is equipped for more demanding applications; it has greater engine power, a six-speed Powershift transmission and optional limited slip differentials front and rear for maximum traction.
The combination enables the 413S to generate more muscular levels of pushing power and tractive performance for applications such as silage clamp work and loading manure spreaders in the field, while a near-50kph potential top speed enables it to keep pace with tractors and other agricultural team vehicles on the road.
Weighing typically 8.95 tonnes, it clears 3.61 metres with the optional High Lift loader arms that cater for operators needing to load tall manure spreaders and diet feeders, while the standard arms provide increased torque for improved lifting ability, giving the 413S Agri tipping loads from 4.6 to 5.6 tonnes depending upon the front end configuration.