JCB’s new 419S Agri shovel replaces the old 418S and comes with a 6.7-litre Cummins engine capable of kicking out 183hp, which equates to a 5% power rise over its predecessor.
The six-speed ZF powershift gearbox lends itself to silage clamp work, says JCB, and also allows a top speed of up to 48kph.
The new chassis design stretches the wheelbase slightly, while the axles have also been beefed up and can handle 750/65/26 tyres – a size usually reserved for the flagship 435S model.
A 180 litres/min hydraulic pump should provide enough flow for farm tasks and lift heights are between 3.48m and 3.71m. The 15% bigger cab offers all the refinements of other JCB models, including joystick control and a thumb-operated shuttle switch.
Optional extras include boom suspension and the integrated remote camera display for improved vision.
Grassland & Muck 2017
This year’s Grassland and Muck is the place to see all the latest developments in the world of farm machinery, including from some of the major players in the GPS sector.
Visitors can find out how to save cash by improving the accuracy of applications, as well as how to make the most of new, more sophisticated operating systems.
Visit the Grassland & Muck website for more information.