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JCB will launch its brand new TM420 telescopic wheeled loader with a whopping 4.1 tonne lift capacity. The company says the new model will have extra lift height to 5.4m, ideal for high sided diet feeders.
This new model also uses the same 108kW (145hp) JCB EcoMAX engine that meets Euro Stage IV emissions rules using SCR technology. Other new features over previous models include a regenerative hydraulics circuit giving faster boom lowering for quicker loading cycles and a tougher chassis with larger pins and bushes for the centre pivot and loader. It also has heavier-duty JCB axles with permanent four-wheel drive to handle the increased payload and 26in wheels with larger tyres to optimise traction.
A larger lift cylinder fed by the 160-litre/min piston pump provides 4.1 tonnes of lift capacity from ground level to full height, which is 32pc more than from the TM320S. THE semi-tracked Claas Axion 900 Terra Trac is the first tractor that has a suspended front and rear axle and also has a substantially larger contact area compared to Triangle tracks, which results in excellent directional stability both in the field and in road travel.
Claas say it is not officially available as yet but it is going to be offered as an option for all Claas Axion models.
Optimum adaptation to the ground contours is key for low compaction. This is achieved by a 15-degree pivot range, and the fact that the machine weight is distributed to all track rollers hydraulically.
The pivot point was moved forward, which shifts more weight to the rear axle.
This benefits from a larger contact area and so can transmit tractor power to the ground more effectively while keeping compaction low.
The machine transfers more than 450hp to the ground without causing damage to the soil. At the same time, it does not exceed the statutory road width limit. It also won a silver medal from Agritechnica.
The Agco Ideal will be launched at the Agritechnica 2018 Show in Hanover next month. The giant combine is a collaboration between Challenger, Fendt and Massey Ferguson.