Compactor sets to work in Ukraine

By Sandy Guthrie26 January 2011

JCB VMT 860 boasts class-leading fuel and water tank capacities.

JCB VMT 860 boasts class-leading fuel and water tank capacities.

JCB's newly-launched VMT860 double drum vibratory compactor has been put to work on a motorway reconstruction project in Ukraine.

The machine has been deployed on the reconstruction of the Zaporozhskaya motorway in Dnepropetrovsk to perform asphalt compacting. It has been bought by UPS, a Ukrainian-Polish joint enterprise.

The VMT860 is powered by the low fuel consumption JCB Dieselmax engine. It also boasts class-leading fuel and water tank capacities - of 240 litres and 1070 litres respectively.

With a drum width of 1675mm, the VMT860 weighs in at 8750 kg with standard ROPS protection and 9250 kg with the optional full ROPS/FOPS cabin. Vibration is powered through a single-piece shaft with overturning weights to ensure maximum compaction performance from a robust design which is said to keep maintenance to a minimum.

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