JCB 40th Anniversary 541-70 Agri Pro
Oakes Bros Ltd are pleased to announce the arrival of a JCB 541-70 AP 40th Anniversary Addition Demo unit early next year.
First launched on October 20th 1997 the potential of the machine was quickly realised by the agricultural world and would go on to revolutionise tasks like; materials handlings, stacking bales, loading muck and shovelling grain. To date JCB has assembled more than 220,000 Loadalls, generating over £7 billion in sales. Such is the success of the machine one Loadall rolls off the JCB's Rocester production line every six minutes.
As well as featuring the Limited Edition Anniversary High Gloss Black Bodywork & Special Anniversary Logos, the 541-70 AP also features; LED road lighting, Big Bore exhaust & Twin, Double acting rear auxiliary & 500/70 R24 Tyres.
To find out more about this machine or to book a demo contact your local sales reps here.
JCB Loadall production – Fascinating Facts
· There are 34 base models and over 1,000 individual configurations.
· Welding during Loadall manufacture consumes more than 14.5 million metres of wire per year.
· Each Loadall takes around 35 stages to produce and 8 hours to assemble.
· Loadall manufacture consumes more than 35,000 tonnes of steel a year.
· A recent £1 million investment brought new precision laser and plasma cutting equipment.
· A 650-tonne steel press forms the telescopic boom box sections.
· On average, it takes 45 minutes to make two sides of the heavy-duty chassis.
· Robots handle 70% of chassis welds – but skilled operators tackle hard to access welds.
· Preparing and painting booms, chassis and stabilisers (on construction models) takes two hours.
· The painting facility uses 73,000 litres of primer and 50,000 litres of gloss paint per year
· Every Loadall spends 13 minutes at full speed in a roller test booth to calibrate the driveline.
· Every Loadall must hold a test weight with the boom fully raised and extended for 10 minutes.