New JCB 457 wheel loader with MTU Series 1000 engines
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.
ʺWe 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 spaceʺ, a spokesman for JCB said.
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 wastedisposal sites and are used for transporting heavy and bulky loads.