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NEW DUMPER TO IMPROVE SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY

Manufacturer promises greater visibility, stability and operator protection

JCB is set to unveil a new concept seven tonne ‘Hi-Viz’ Model Site Dumper which is said to address growing industry concerns over accidents and serious injuries involving site dumpers on construction sites.

The new machine is designed and engineered specifically to tackle those concerns by enhancing visibility, operator protection, stability, comfort and serviceability.

JCB CEO Graeme Macdonald said:

“JCB has offered a range of site dumpers under a supply agreement with a third party manufacturer since 2015. In deciding to begin manufacturing our own range, we have taken the opportunity to innovate and we have developed a solution that directly addresses safety concerns. This is good news for everyone in the industry and it’s good news for manufacturing in the UK and Staffordshire.

The machine will go into production at the end of 2017 and will be manufactured alongside nine other site dumper models for the one to nine tonne market. The biggest market for the machines is the UK and Ireland followed by France.

Many drivers choose not to use seat belts

JCB believe that the JCB Hi-Viz site dumper concept will provide a much safer solution in terms of visibility, operator protection and stability. The new dumper will feature:

  • Improved Visibility – reduced skip height and unique design, delivering improvements in visibility

JCB point out that the key to site dumper safety, particularly at the heavier end of the dumper range, is visibility. Current regulations call for the operator to be able to see a 1.5 m tall person or object, standing 1.0 m from the machine when un-laden. The new JCB dumper will enable the operator to see a 1.2 m high person or object all around the machine, even when fully laden.

  • Increased Stability – longer wheelbase and lower centre of gravity to boost stability;

The front axle has been moved forwards to make room for the skip to sit behind the axle line. Increased steering lock allows the longer wheelbase machine to maintain the same turning circle as a six tonne dumper. The front chassis is lowered considerably behind the front axle, to allow the skip to sit much lower in the frame. Despite this, ground clearance has been maintained, as the chassis sits at the same height as the four-wheel drive system’s transfer box and driveshafts.

The new skip offers a 3.4m3 heaped capacity on this 7-tonne machine, with overall width falling within 2.5m. The combination of a longer wheelbase and lower skip greatly improve the laden dumpers centre of gravity, boosting stability on rough ground. Fluid load capacity is also increased to 2.0m³, ideal for working with concrete.

  • Enhanced Operator Protection – through a ROPS/FOPS Level II cab which incorporates a SIPS (Secondary Impact Protection System), screen guard or hammer glass and skip guard allowing the operator to remain in the cab while being loaded

Whilst operators should use the lap belt supplied at all times, many choose not to use it in order to attempt to jump clear in the event of a machine rollover. JCB has therefore designed a ROPS/FOPS Level II glazed cab that can be used on machines above 4.5-tonnes operating weight.

Driver could remain in the cab during loading?

The above provides additional protection from a rollover or a falling object plus the cab has an integral secondary impact protection system (SIPS) built into the cab structure.

JCB state that his supplementary safety measure, in combination with guards on the rear edge of the skip and a front screen guard or hammer glass, could potentially allow the dumper driver to remain in the cab while the dumper is being loaded.

This would completely remove the need for the operator to continually climb on to and off the dumper, improving efficiency and keeping the operator in a safe working environment.

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