JCB is expanding its E-TECH lineup of zero-emissions machines with the launch of its first-ever electric Loadall telehandler. The 505-20E is designed to deliver the same performance as the conventional diesel-powered machine. Key features of the new Loadall include: • Dual electric motors for drive and lift deliver increased efficiency • Brake regeneration boosts battery charge • Regenerative hydraulics increase efficiency • Full shift operation capability • Range of charging options, including on-board and off-board rapid charging The 505-20E uses two electric motors, one for the driveline and the second to power the hydraulic system. The 23 hp (17kW) traction motor drives through a permanent four-wheel drive dropbox, to JCB drive/steer axles. The 30hp (22kW) hydraulic system motor powers a fixed displacement gear pump, delivering a maximum 21 gal/min (80 l/min) of flow. Flow is proportional to joystick position and the lift end is controlled by an electro-hydraulic valve block, with hydraulic regeneration on boom function. The traction drive motor utilizes regenerative braking, instead of a traditional braking system, topping up the battery in the process. The hydraulic system also regenerates flow while lowering the boom, reducing the power requirement, and extending operating hours. The brake regen function automatically turns off when the battery is fully charged. The machine has a 240V, 16A on-board charger capable of recharging the battery in 8–10 hours. An optional JCB Universal Charger can be used for a rapid top-up during breaks, in as little as 60 minutes. The 505-20E has been designed to meet the current and future needs of customers in a variety of industry sectors, providing zero-emissions operation for working inside buildings, in underground construction and maintenance work, shipping ports, on environmentally friendly sites, around hazardous materials, and in urban areas with stringent emissions regulations. A secondary benefit of electric operation is a significant reduction in noise levels, making the Loadall suitable for extended operation in noise restricted areas such as schools, inner city work, and hospitals. The 505-20E delivers an in-cab noise level of just 66.7dB, while the external level is 92.2dB. A white noise reversing alarm is available as an option, to warn site workers of machine movement. The full-size ROPS/FOPS cab is ergonomically designed for fatigue-free operation, with easily located controls. The machine will be offered as a cab or canopy. Maximum lift capacity is unchanged from the diesel model as the 505-20E has the same 5,500 pounds (2,500 kg) capability. External dimensions also remain the same with 12 feet 1 inch (3.7m) outside turn radius and overall height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.89m). The machine has been designed to deliver similar cycle times as the diesel telescopic, with no loss of performance. It can be used with forks, a range of buckets and many other JCB Loadall attachments. JCB Chief Innovation Officer Tim Burnhope said, “The launch of the JCB 505-20E Loadall takes equipment electrification further into general construction, industrial and agricultural markets, offering a zero-emissions material handling solution with no compromise in performance or productivity. We are very excited about the prospects for this machine.”

The International HX Series, the next-generation of HX Series vehicles, is the first product released under the company’s Navistar 4.0 strategy and its Project Compass initiative which focuses on flexible, modular design to meet customer needs, streamline the customer experience and deliver strong support and service.

“The new HX Series represents our most comfortable, durable, technologically integrated and driver-focused Severe Service truck ever,” said Mark Stasell, vice president, Vocational Truck, Navistar. “It is the physical representation of our Navistar 4.0 strategy – putting the customer at the center of everything we do.”

The new HX Series is available in both a set-forward axle HX520 and a set-back axle HX620. Both vehicles are now available for order and deliveries will start early next year.

The new HX Series features a redesigned cab to perform in even the most punishing vocational applications. It comes with a durable three-piece hood that is crack-resistant, strong and specifically engineered to offer outstanding front-forward visibility. Backed by rigorous testing, the extreme duty cab is structurally reinforced in key locations to ensure long life and is now protected by ChemGuard, LineX and International Truck’s own topcoat process making it nearly impenetrable to salt – all done with an intelligent design of high-strength steel, resulting in no weight penalty.

The new HX also comes with functional dual external air cleaners, offering increased filtration which is critical when running in dusty environments. All marker lights have been replaced with LEDs which provide superior nighttime visibility and safety while reducing the frequency of repair. To add a personal touch, the new HX Series is easily customizable with optional stainless-steel visors, bright finish mirrors and additional stainless-steel options.

Focus on the driver

Inside, the focus was on the driver. The new extreme duty cab improves driver safety, comfort and productivity. To start, the overall cab size has been increased. With a focus on comfort, the cab now features best-in-class HVAC and larger power windows, creating a view with improved visibility.

The expanded cab also comes laid out with International Truck’s newest and highest trim package Diamond Elite. Included in this package is a new line of premium heated and ventilated seats offering complete comfort at all times and allowing drivers to stay focused and effective. Integrated driver assist technology from Bendix also helps improve driver’s awareness and safety.

“The cab interior is the driver’s command center, so every inch needs to be attuned to their needs,” said Stasell. “Designed directly from driver feedback, the new HX Series is built to be the most driver-oriented vehicle in your fleet.”

On a jobsite, maneuverability is paramount. For improved performance, the new HX Series is available with dual steering gears and advanced anti-lock braking systems that result in superior turning, traction and control. To help maximize delivered payload, the HX620 also comes standard with the International A26 engine, delivering up to 500 horsepower for top tier performance in a lightweight package.

The HX Series continues to offer a high strength 12.5″ x 0.5″ single rail frame option delivering 3.5M RBM, meaning it is capable of withstanding even the heaviest loads.

The new HX Series features proven component technology from key partners. Both the HX520 and HX620 models can be ordered with the Cummins X15 engine, delivering the power to perform in a variety of ratings up to 605hp and 2,050 lb-ft of torque.

It also features the new Hendrickson HAULMAAX HMX-EX Suspension, bringing improved reliability and increased jobsite ratings.

A wide range of steerable lift axles are also offered for the new HX Series. All lift axle combinations are available from the factory; most notably, International Truck now offers the option for all controls to be placed in the wing panel of the dashboard for improved ergonomics and quality appearance.

With a comprehensive offering of manual, automated manuals and automatic transmissions for any application, the new HX Series features the Eaton Fuller manual transmissions, Eaton Ultrashift automated manual transmissions or the Allison 4000 Series Transmissions. The automated manual and automatic transmissions are controlled through International Truck’s intuitive, driver-friendly stalk shifter control that allow the driver to keep their eyes on the job.

Truly connected trucks

To maximize uptime, International Truck has integrated the Diamond Logic electrical system into the new HX Series. Diamond Logic offers fleets an integrated, easily programmable and customizable electrical system that operates directly from the dash. It decreases body installation labor, increases uptime and safety and allows drivers to operate the truck’s body with unmatched confidence.

The new HX Series is supported through OnCommand Connection – the company’s real-time remote diagnostics system, offering the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of connected vehicle services. All HX Series customers will have visibility into the health of their fleet, making it easier to manage maintenance and repair. This technology allows International Truck and its service network to predict parts needs, so dealers have inventory on shelves where and when you need it.

The series is also backed by International 360 – the service communications and fleet management platform that makes it easier than ever to seamlessly communicate with the International service network for fleets of all makes.