JCB Tier 4 Final Skid Steers and Compact Track Loaders Make an Impact in the Rental Market

Feb. 25, 2015

At the 2015 American Rental Association Show, JCB will be displaying a model from its 17-strong line-up of skid steers and compact track loaders-the 190T compact track loader. A machine from JCB’s small platform SSL/CTL range, this machine offers rental dealers and their customers the power and performance they want with the safety and value they need.

The 190T features a fuel-efficient, Tier-4-Final engine from Kohler’s Global Power Group. Like JCB’s Ecomax engines, the water-cooled Kohler Direct Injection (KDI) engines – branded JCB Diesel by Kohler – also meet the next stage of emissions regulations without the need for a DPF.

Increased Fuel Economy
Kohler Global Power Group’s fuel-efficient Tier 4 Final engines power all of JCB’s small platform range-135, 155, 175, 190 and 205 skid steers and 150T, 190T and 205T compact tracked loaders. The engines meet all JCB standards with 500-hour maintenance intervals available on all models. Strong, low-rpm torque characteristics add up to improved machine performance and added engine response for greater productivity.

All of JCB’s large platform machines-models 225, 260, 280, 300 and 330 skid steer loaders and 225T, 260T, 300T and 320T compact track loaders-are now powered by the Tier-4-Final JCB Ecomax engine, using up to 9% less fuel than the previous Dieselmax engine, which was up to 16% more efficient than some competing machines. The JCB Ecomax engine achieves Tier-4-Final emissions standards without the need for any exhaust gas after treatment, reducing ownership costs. The engine also allows JCB designers to maintain the high visibility and unique single-loader-arm “Powerboom” for which the JCB skid steer and compact track loaders have become renowned.

The large platform skid steers and compact track loaders are equipped with a new air filter design that features a high-efficiency active scavenging pre-cleaner, allowing JCB to extend air filter service life up to 500 hours depending on application. A reversing fan is also available as an option for machines working in particularly dusty environments. The reversing fan reverses the air flow to remove any debris build up that may have accumulated on the protective grating over the cooling pack. It will automatically run every 15 minutes for 10 seconds, or it can be overridden manually. In addition, the skids steers and compact track loaders include an auto idle feature for further fuel savings.

Operator Control
The small platform loaders feature proven electro-hydraulic control levers that offer operators three levels of response, from slow modulation for fine trimming work, to faster and more responsive controls for digging and loading work. The electro-hydraulic control system also allows machine owners the option of specifying H-pattern controls rather than the standard JCB ISO pattern. This will improve integration in mixed rental store fleets where operators will likely have experience with alternative control patterns.

An optional power quick-hitch permits faster attachment and bucket changes, reducing downtime. Larger models are equipped with on-demand, pressure-compensated, variable-flow hydraulic pumps. This system delivers optimum hydraulic performance to efficiently multi-function between boom, bucket and attachment operation with standard auxiliary hydraulics or optional high-flow, while consuming only required engine power to reduce fuel consumption.

Leading Loader Design
JCB’s skid steer and compact track loaders have become synonymous with operator safety, visibility and cab comfort, thanks to Powerboom design that allows the operator safe access through a full-size cab door, rather than having to climb over dangerous attachments to enter and exit the cab. JCB’s small platform models feature a cab that’s 46% larger than competitive models (33% larger on large platform machines), and thanks to its tilting design, delivers 21% better service access (23% better on large platform models.) It also provides 60% better all-around visibility than the average twin-arm skid steer or track loader.

With 31 attachment families available from the worldwide JCB dealer network, each specifically designed to work efficiently and productively with the these machines, JCB skid steers and compact track loaders offer the high level of versatility that rental store owners and their customers demand. Learn more about these machines at