Spring reinforcement

JCB has expanded its range of attachments. The line-up of multi-functional buckets, which can be mounted onto agricultural machinery of the British manufacturer, has been reinforced with new models, enabling the company to strengthen both its product portfolio and loader capabilities before the coming spring season.

The JCB bucket line-up used to consist of 9 models. Now the number of buckets has increased up to 32. The new buckets feature a weld-on edge and easily detachable bolted forged tines of the upper grip.

‘Whereas maximum bucket volume used to be 1.44 sq. m, now it is 1.66 sq. m.’, says Vladimir Manukovskiy, Product Manager of JCB in AgroCentreLiski. ‘Customers would often request multi-functional buckets of big volume, and JCB has accommodated the demand. The edges of all buckets are made of heavy-duty steel because mounted equipment is constantly under pressure. The new buckets are better protected against bending.’

The improved bucket grip enables the operator to manipulate the material hassle-free.

‘The buckets are used for cleaning out manure, slurry, round or square bales, as well as not bulky timber residue and construction rubbish’, continues Vladimir Manukovskiy. ‘The lateral profile of the attachments has an improved cut to minimise material buildup.’

The new models have been designed with work facilitation in mind. The size of the shield protecting the bucket against spillage has been increased, and with that the excellent attachment visibility remains unchanged. The improved shield protects the hydraulic hoses against mud, preventing the machinery from failures. The new hydraulic cylinders with damping function have a reduced shock load and a longer service life.

‘The increased volume and different modifications of the new buckets are meant to make farmers’ work more efficient’, says Roman Vityazev, Business Manager for JCB mounted attachments in Russia. ‘Now the operator will be able to move more material per working cycle. Correspondingly, they will accomplish all operations faster. And the greater functionality of the machines will eliminate the need to use additional machinery and equipment.’

The new lineup of JCB buckets is scheduled for release in the coming months. The entire mounted attachment range is covered by the manufacturer’s guarantee.