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JCB has unveiled the 116D single drum soil compactor, a high-performance roller designed for infrastructure construction and maintenance, general construction and landscaping projects. Initially available in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, the 116D is said to deliver low fuel consumption, high compaction performance and improved operator comfort.

JCB single drum soil compactorThe JCB 116D single drum soil compactor, which replaces the VM115D, delivers greater compaction force, with a static linear load of 30,7 kN and a centrifugal force in the drum of up to 256 kN. In trials with competitive machines the 116D required up to 17% fewer passes to achieve the desired material density, saving time and money for customers.

JCB has optimised the balance between the machine’s dynamic force and its frame, to maximise compaction without transferring vibrating forces into the chassis. Insulating rubber mountings further reduce vibration for the operator. The machine has a 2,1 m drum width and a working speed of 0-5 kph in both directions. Maximum travel speed is 10,5 kph, making it easy for operators to relocate the machine on site.

The 116D is powered by a JCB DieselMax four-cylinder engine with mechanical fuel injection, to allow the engine to run with lower quality fuels. The engine meets Tier 3 emissions standards with no requirement for any form of exhaust after-treatment and no need for low sulphur fuels. The high torque powerplant achieves its 114 hp (85kW) at low engine rpm, offering fuel savings of up to 15% against competitive machines in field trials. The machine also uses a JCB drive axle, with a standard limited slip differential, for maximum traction in difficult ground conditions.

JCB has designed a comfortable operator station, with simple, easy to use controls. The 116D delivers greater visibility from the operator’s seat, thanks to the low bonnet line and no exhaust obstruction.

The 116D has been designed for low maintenance, with no greasing points and a sealed-for-life centre articulating joint.

The machine comes as standard with JCB LiveLink. This telematics system is available for the first time on a JCB soil compactor of this type and allows managers to remotely access working hours, vibration and travel data. The system also provides a tracking service for improved machine security.

“The new JCB 116D delivers improved compaction, reduced fuel consumption, is easy to service and has the looks to match its performance. The machine covers up to 75% of the non-legislated soil compaction market and represents a major advance in JCB’s single drum roller history,” says Tim Burnhope, JCB Chief Innovation and Growth Officer.

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