September launch for JCB

By Sandy Guthrie31 May 2011

The JCB TM180 is based on the 406 articulated wheeled loading shovel.

The JCB TM180 is based on the 406 articulated wheeled loading shovel.

JCB's range of telescopic boom wheeled loaders is being increased with the launch of the TM180 model which will be available from around September.

Like the TM220 which went in to production last October, the new model is built on the existing TM310, making use of its control levers and other functions.

Based on the rear chassis sections of the 406 articulated wheeled loading shovel, the TM180 has a dedicated front chassis section.

The TM180 has a lift capacity of 1,8 tonnes with pallet forks, and there is a maximum pallet loading height of 4534 mm, and maximum forward reach of 3674 mm.

Weighing 5,6 tonnes, the new machine is powered by a Tier IIIB compliant Deutz D2011 engine. This produces 46 kW of power and 190 Nm of torque. It is naturally aspirated, while the larger TM220 is turbocharged.

Both machines drive through a Rexroth hydrostatic transmission with two speed ranges. Drive is to both axles for constant four-wheel traction.

Product manager Andy Byatt said the cabin on the TM180 was easy to get in and out of, and that there was 360° visibility for the driver, which was also helped by the sloping engine canopy.

He added that the full-width engine canopy provided easy access to the engine bay, with all service points located on one side and at ground level. The service interval is 1000 hours.

There are three quickhitch options - a pin & cone, a JCB compact Loadall hitch, or an agricultural market EuroHitch.

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