New JCB wheel loaders will feature MTU Series 1000 engines

Tier 4 Final MTU Series 1000 engines will be used in the new JCB 457 wheel loaders.

Jcb 457 Wheel Loader

JCB Type 457 wheel loaders will soon be powered by Series 1000, 6-cylinder inline engines from MTU, a Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG brand. Generating 193 kW, the MTU drive units incorporate exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and selective catalyst reduction (SCR) technology that allows the new series-production machines from construction and agricultural equipment manufacturer JCB to meet EU Stage IV and EPA Tier 4 Final emissions regulations.

"We chose this compact and powerful MTU engine because it gives us fuel savings, contributing to a 16% reduction over the previous generation. The unit's high power density also means additional savings on space," a spokesman for JCB says.

The MTU 6R 1000 is part of the newly developed engine generation in the sub-560 kW power range. Even at low speed, Series 1000 to Series 1500 engines produce high torque which they maintain over a wide speed range.

JCB 457 wheel loaders operate at mines, gravel pits and waste-disposal sites and are used for transporting heavy and bulky loads. The machine was showcased at the CONEXPO/CON-AGG construction equipment show in Las Vegas from March 4 to 8, 2014.