JCB fuel-saving machines to appear at Bauma

Posted on 18 Feb 2013

JCB will present its fuel saving solution to EU emissions legislation by showcasing machines powered by the Ecomax engine at the Bauma trade fair.

The company claims Ecomax has met the stringent Stage IIIB/Tier 4 interim emissions laws without the use of diesel particulate filter (DPF) or after-treatment.

Instead, it uses in-cylinder technologies – patent pending – that result in a cleaner, more efficient combustion process.

The JCB Ecomax was developed following a £80 million investment programme and underwent over 110,000 hours of testing. It will result in reduced emissions and consumptions.

It can run on standard engine oils, unlike engines with after treatment.

No DPF and after-treatment also means that the dimensions of the engine and its space claim on the machine are unchanged, with no increase in chassis length or bonnet size needed.

The product range will be fitted into machines spanning the 74hp to 173hp range, including JCB backhoe loaders, Loadall telescopic handlers, wheeled loading shovels, the TM range of telescopic boom wheeled loaders, JS excavators, rough terrain forklifts and skid steer loaders.