Equipment Roundup: JCB moves to Rolls excavator engine; new Mustang/Gehl CTLS; Wacker Neuson 3001 dumper; Terex Trucks Generation 10; Bergkamp M310CS paver

Updated Feb 14, 2017
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For the first time, MTU will be supplying engines for use in excavators, having won an order from JCB. In the picture one of the three new excavators, the JS 300.
Mit dem Auftrag von JCB liefert MTU erstmals Motoren für Bagger. Im Bild einer der drei neuen Bagger, der JS 300.

JCB moves to Rolls-Royce engine to power its largest excavators

JCB is making a change when it comes to the engines inside its three largest crawler excavator models.

The U.K.-based construction equipment manufacturer has decided to award Germany’s Rolls-Royce Power Systems with an order for MTU Series 1000 engines to power the JS300, JS330 and JS370 excavators.

These machines were previously powered by Isuzu engines.

JCB says it will unveil a new JS370 model at ConExpo next month powered by the MTU 6R 1000.

Though the move will mark the first excavators to be powered by Rolls-Royce engines, it represents the expansion of a partnership between the engine maker and JCB that includes use of the same 6-cylinder Series 1000 engine in JCB’s 457 wheel loader.

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Manitou unveils 4 new Mustang/Gehl compact track loader models

Manitou, Mustang and Gehl wasted no time unveiling the many models they have to offer this year at an “Unlock the Future” event.

Focusing on serving niche markets, rental markets and the heavy construction market, they introduced new skid loaders, compact track loaders, telescopic articulated loaders and telescopic handlers.

“For the past multiple years, most all of our competitors, as well as with ourselves, had to try to get in conformance with the EPA regulations – with the engine compliance – and a lot of our engineering resources have been totally tied up in that side of the business,” said Eric Burkhammer, vice president of sales and marketing for the North American Manitou Group. “Now, we’re finally reasserting ourselves as a main player.”

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Bergkamp’s M310CS paver features Tier 4, PTO-driven gear pumps

Bergkamp’s new M310CS truck-mounted slurry seal and micro surfacing paver features a Tier 4 engine and offers PTO-driven hydraulic pumps that eliminates a side engine requirement, the company reports.

The output and performance from these new hydraulic pumps is equal to the standard side engine package on the M310 paver, Bergkamp says.

The M310CS uses an Electronic Mix Control and Diagnostic (EMCAD) system designed to manage power in puts and electronically control material outputs. The system, the company reports displays material ratios, total material use and application rates. It also can create on-demand reports of production.

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Terex Trucks Generation 10 articulated haulers to make North American debut at ConExpo

Terex Trucks, exhibiting as a stand-alone brand at ConExpo, will launch its Generation 10 truck to North America at the show.

The truck had its global introduction at last year’s Bauma trade show in Munich, Germany, and was showcased as the division’s first new product since Volvo Construction Equipment purchased the division from Terex in 2014.

The 41-ton Generation 10 TA400 is a Tier 4 Final hauler made in the Terex Trucks plant in Motherwell, Scotland. The truck has upgraded hydraulic and electrical interfaces, a new drop box, improved aesthetics and telematics.

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Wacker Neuson adds 3001 Concrete Edition to 3-ton dumper lineup

Wacker Neuson’s  3001 Concrete Edition of its 3-ton dumper uses a specially-designed concrete chute to deliver and place concrete.

Using feedback from concrete contractors, Wacker Neuson engineers designed the chute, which along with the dumper’s bucket shape, gives users the ability to transport and place concrete with less spilling.  The company shaped the metal chute with high side walls to avoid spilling, and the narrow-shaped front allows precise pouring into a desired location, reducing concrete splatter.  The machine’s bucket has higher walls that are tapered inward.

In addition – compared to a conventional concrete buggy, which typically tops out at capacities of 21 cubic feet – the dumper allows users to transport 40 cubic feet of concrete per load. With a maximum speed of 14 mph, the dumper also can reduce concrete placement cycle times. The machine’s small footprint reduces the risk of rutting. Adding optional turf tires enables the dumper to let finished surfaces remain undisturbed.

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