JCB has announced the Australian release of its 455ZX wheel loader, a machine it says delivers maximum uptime with reduced fuel consumption.
Available now through local distributor JCB Construction Equipment Australia (JCB CEA), the 455ZX has an operating weight of just under 18 tonnes and is powered by a 165kW JCB DieselMax 672 engine equipped with a multi-stage fuel filtration system that removes contaminants such as water and dust particles from fuel.
JCB says the 455ZX has been designed with fuel efficiency and reduced emissions in mind.
“The JCB DieselMax 672 engine uses our latest generation EcoMax lean-burn combustion system for ultimate efficiency and reduced emissions,” JCB CEA national product manager for wheel loaders Greg Sealy says.
“Initial benchmarking indicates that the 455ZX is around 15 percent more fuel efficient than its competitors.”
JCB says the 455ZX’s ‘Z-bar’ loader geometry has been designed for improved penetration into the material pile which coupled with breakout forces of up to 164N should increase productivity. An automated electronic management system also monitors the loader’s traction, and can make adjustments via the transmission by diverting power where it is needed.
The operator’s cab is air-conditioned and features an adjustable tilting and telescopic steering column. A centrally located LCD screen displays machine information and service requirements and a three-piece laminated front screen and optional reverse camera provide improved visibility.
The 455ZX has also been specifically designed for ease of maintenance and serviceability, with ground level access to all key service access points and checks, and Cat’s LiveLink technology provides alerts on fuel reports and maintenance history, so they can be managed remotely.
“The JCB 455ZX is easily serviceable to maximise its working life, supremely comfortable to operate, and highly efficient on any site. It is up to the challenge of the toughest conditions and environments,” Sealy says.