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JCB strengthen excavator offering with new demolition variant

Building on the success of their recently launched JS360 tracked excavator, JCB now offer a tailor-made demolition specification version – the JS360XD.

A completely new model for JCB, the 36-tonne JS360 was the company’s first entry in the higher end of this weight class. The machine is now available with a series of features designed to increase its strength and resistance to the high impacts and debris common in the demolition environment.

The machine is fitted with heavy-duty arm protection, a platform-mounted FOPS frame, undercarriage covers, side and rear impact protection, upper structure covers and a Visibowl air pre-cleaner, all as standard. As optional extras, a Turbo II pre-cleaner, full-length track guides, a bucket ram guard and radiator mesh screen guard can also be specified.

The undercarriage plate guarding benefits from a significant strength increase on the JS360XD as the material thickness is doubled from 5mm to 10mm. Similarly, all the upper structure under plating is increased in thickness from 2mm to 10mm. Side and rear protection is provided by an integral box section design that ensures all core components of the machine are provided with an additional barrier of safety.

Heavy-duty arm protection is afforded by special edition JCB XD arms. Wear strips on the underside of the arm also provide added strength and resistance to high impact materials. Optional bucket ram guards provide 100% protection to the ram. Using a two-piece sliding design, the guard ensures that none of the ram (including the rod) is exposed throughout its complete stroke.

To ensure that the engine is provided with continuously clean, fresh air the JS360XD features a pre-cleaner. The air can be treated even further prior to reaching the engine with the optional Turbo II pre-cleaner. Additional protection to the engine can be afforded by a radiator mesh screen guard, which ensures that dust and debris cannot block the cooling pack and enter the engine bay.

The JS360’s 7.8-litre, six-cylinder, Tier III-compliant Isuzu engine provides high power and torque and low fuel consumption and noise levels. Producing 212kW (281hp) at 2,000 rev/min, the power is achieved through an isochronous electronic governor that reacts automatically to hydraulic system demand, maintaining a suitable engine output for a given operating condition.

JCB, Rocester, Staffs ST14 5JP; tel: (01889) 590312.

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