JCB 403 Agri wheel loader

Farms & Farm Machinery - - News -

A new com­pact wheeled loader, de­signed to suit all live­stock farms, eques­trian cen­tres and nurs­eries, has been un­veiled at Agritech­nica by JCB.

The new JCB 403 Agri is a 0.3-cu­bic-me­tre-rated ar­tic­u­lated chas­sis loader ca­pa­ble of work­ing ef­fi­ciently in con­fined lo­ca­tions in and around build­ings.

It is pow­ered by a com­pact 4-cylin­der Kub­ota en­gine gen­er­at­ing 26.5kW (35.5hp) and 92Nm of torque.

Fea­tures in­clude open or man­ual diff locks in heavy-duty axles to suit hard sur­face and soft ground op­er­a­tion, and a new joy­stick con­troller and arm­rest with one-hand shut­tle with high/low op­er­a­tion.

High torque and fine speed con­trol are the main char­ac­ter­is­tics of the ‘low’ trans­mis­sion range, which are es­sen­tial for dig­ging into ma­te­ri­als and for pre­ci­sion con­trol and place­ment of loads, while ea­ger ac­cel­er­a­tion to a top speed of 20km/h, or 30km/h as an op­tion, is pro­vided by the ‘high’ range for mov­ing around yards and trav­el­ling from site to site.

Inch­ing con­trol op­er­ated by the brake pedal en­ables the op­er­a­tor to draw on the loader’s hy­draulic power to break out and lift ma­te­ri­als with­out caus­ing un­nec­es­sary wear to the brak­ing sys­tem and trans­mis­sion.

On the move, power and torque are chan­nelled through ro­bust ZF axles with open dif­fer­en­tials or op­tional man­u­ally op­er­ated diff locks front and rear for ma­chines fre­quently used off hard sur­faces.

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