JCB | Creating safer sites

JCB | Creating safer sites

JCB used this year’s Executive Hire Show to showcase a range of new dumpers.

The Executive Hire Show in February rounded up the latest equipment and machinery on offer through the rental sector to developers. JCB used the opportunity to display its latest site dumpers.

Ideal for smaller developments, the new 1T-2 high-tip site dumper is an EU Stage V compliant 1.0-tonne machine boasting a host of safety improvements, including the an optional Smart Safety pack.

The 1T-2 is powered by a 16.1kW (21.6hp) diesel engine that meets the emissions regulations without any requirement for exhaust after-treatment, reducing cost and downtime for customers. The machine is equipped with a drive inhibit system, preventing travel unless the seatbelt is in use and an initial movement alarm, that provides an audible warning before travel commences. An electric parking brake is now standard, while JCB’s Twinlock drive is available as an option. Twinlock controls the rotation of each wheel motor, to provide maximum traction in difficult ground conditions.

In response to consultations with leading plant hire customers and JCB dealers, the 1T-2 is also offered with an optional Smart Safety pack. This includes an intelligent tilt prevention warning system (patent pending) using proven technology from the firm’s Loadall telescopic handler range. It is designed to prevent the skip being raised when the dumper is sitting on dangerously uneven ground.

A visual gauge sits above the main console, with a series of lights running from green, through amber to red. As the skip is raised or tipped, the system senses if the machine is leaning to the side or forwards or backwards, causing a potentially unstable situation. If the lights reach the amber stage, an audible warning is given to notify the operator, to either lower the skip, or move the machine to more stable ground conditions.

In the event that the machine is tipped over, the system will stop the engine to prevent internal damage and prevent restarting for a set duration. Where the optional JCB LiveLink telematics system is installed, it will also send a notification to the fleet manager that the machine has been tipped over. The Smart Safety pack also includes the option for the dealer to reduce the machine’s maximum travel speed, which is particularly useful for less experienced operators.

The machine is available with a wider track for additional stability. This uses an increase in wheel offset to raise the width of the machine from 850mm to 988mm, still allowing access through a standard 1m doorway. The increased track boosts machine stability by 16%, further increasing safety on rougher site conditions.


Heavier Models
The Staffordshire-based manufacturer is also updating its heavier site dumper models with the introduction of the EU Stage V 6T-2 and 9T-2. With capacities of 6.0-tonnes and 9.0-tonnes respectively, the two machines are powered by JCB’s proven Stage V 430 Dieselmax engine. This compact, 55kW (74hp) 3.0-litre engine is equipped with an intelligent diesel particulate filter that has been specifically designed for site dumper operation.

The 6.0-tonne 6T-2 and 9.0-tonne capacity 9T-2 site dumpers are available with a new design of forward-tipping skip, with a reduced spill board height at the rear. This offers improved visibility to the working area in front of the machine and to the front tyres. The skip design conforms to the ISO 5006 visibility standard, yet offers the same skip width as the conventional 6.0 and 9.0-tonne site dumpers. The machines also deliver equal ground clearance and steering radius as the standard models.

The two site dumpers are offered with a choice of a new SiTESAFE canopy or an improved SiTESAFE cab. This ROPS/FOPS Level II cab offers an internal noise level of 84dB, allowing operators to work without any requirement for ear protection. Equipped with easily replaced flat glazing and latchable doors, the cab is supplied radio-ready and can be equipped with an optional chiller.

The SiTESAFE cab leads the market for side impact safety, as it is able to withstand a full rotational speed impact from a 13-tonne excavator and a half slew speed impact from a 20-tonne machine. In addition, the front screen is made of 8mm Hammerglass, with toughened glazing to the sides and rear.

With a choice of high visibility skips, a dedicated site dumper engine with no requirement to stop work for DPF regeneration, improved cab safety and comfort and standard JCB LiveLink telematics, the 6T-2 and 9T-2 site dumpers offer housebuilders and developers a new level of productivity and performance.


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