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JCB'S New Optional Automatic Heater System Warms Backhoe Cabs and Engines





JCB's new automatic heater system helps operators start their daily shifts faster for greater productivity.


Backhoe operators are in for some heart-warming news as the first icy blast of winter strikes. With cold temperatures throughout much of North America, JCB has made a new heater system available on its iconic backhoe loaders that automatically heats the cab and engine before the operator arrives for work in the morning.

The device means the machine now takes much less time to reach operating temperature in cold weather and is ready to start its daily shift much faster, boosting productivity for owners and operators.

"This is another fantastic innovation on JCB's backhoe loaders that will allow operators to simply get in and drive without having to defrost windshields or warm up the engine," said Tim Burnhope, the company's chief innovation and growth officer. "As well as providing greater operator comfort, the new system will cut downtime and boost productivity."

Available as an option on 3CX and 4CX backhoe loaders, the system can be activated using a 24-hour timer with up to three pre-set start times or manually through a switch in the cab. The heater can also be used manually throughout the day when the machine is not in use, maintaining a comfortable working environment. It works by using a water heater that is integrated into the engine's coolant circuit.

The heater system is much more than simply a comfort option, however. It also removes the requirement for an engine block heater in colder climates and extends engine life by reducing engine cold starts. As the heater runs off the machine's own fuel supply, there is no need for additional tanks or storage. There is also no need for an external power supply as with an electric block heating system, so the machine can be left in remote areas overnight. For more information, visit www.jcb.com.








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