JCB Rough Terrain Forklifts
JCB stands for Joseph Cyril Bamford, founder of JCB. In 1945, Bamford was working out of a rented garage creating tipping trailers for the revolutionary new diesel-driven tractors. After 68 years of hard work and innovation, JCB now stands as a leader in manufacturing and distribution of construction and agricultural products.
JCB now has over 11,000 employees worldwide in 22 plants on four continents. The company continues to be successful and innovative. JCB celebrated the creation of their millionth machine in 2013. JCB rough terrain forklifts are useful for a variety of industries including:
- Government & Municipal
- Independent Rental
- Waste and Recycling
- Landscape / Snow Removal
The chart below highlights the main specifications of the three types of JCB rough terrain forklifts. This specification table compares specifications such as maximum forward reach, lifting height, lift capacity, turning radius and price for the JCB 930, 940 and 950 models.
|Model||Max Forward Reach||Lifting Height||Lift Capacity||Turning Radius||Price|
|930 RTF||266 inches||299.3 inches||6,000 lbs||14-8.75 feet||$35,000|
|940 RTF||266 inches||299.3 inches||8,000 lbs||14-8.75 feet||$45,000|
|950 RTF||264.5 inches||301.8 inches||10,000 lbs||14-8.75 feet||$60,000|
The JCB 930 Rough Terrain Forklift is the smallest of the three RTF offerings from JCB. However, at 6 tons, it is no small machine. The JCB 930 is tough, rugged, durable and ready to handle the toughest jobs within its ability.
The mast can be customized from 11 feet 8 inches to a maximum of 18 feet in order to create a suitable working range for specific projects. The 74hp JCB Dieselmax engine provides power, while offering lower settings to conserve fuel when maximum power is not required. The machine has a top speed of 18 mph.
Can be switched from 2wd to 4wd, and is available with a cab or a canopy for different environments. A variety of tires are available for use with specific applications and terrains. The sideshift carriage allows operators to accurately place materials on scaffolding. The JCB 930 has a maximum capacity of 6,000 lbs.
The JCB 940 RTF is the 8-ton offering from the company. Basically the only the differences between the 930, 940 and the 950 is the weight and lift capacity. With a maximum capacity of 8,000 lbs, the medium-sized 940 RTF can handle most small and typical projects.
Masts can be extended from 15 feet to 22 feet for accurate operations between that distance, and the mast can be tilted up to 10 degrees for even higher accuracy. The 940 has a lift capacity of 8818 lbs.
At nearly 9 tons, the JCB 950 RTF is the largest rough terrain forklift that JCB offers. With a maximum capacity of 10,000 lbs, the JCB 950 is designed for high productivity in tough situations. The 950 features lower gears to allow the machine to conserve fuel when high power and torque are not needed. Just like the 940, the 950 mast can be extended from 15 to 22 feet. However, the 950 has a higher lift capacity at these heights.
JCB Ecomax engine
The 74 horsepower JCB Ecomax is a 4.4 liter, turbocharged, elite machine. The emissions are compatible with EPA Tier IV regulations, and the engine features Exhaust Gas Recirculation, which allows a percentage of exhaust gases to recirculate, which reduces harmful NOx emissions. The engine also features a high-pressure, common rail combustion system which injects fuel at pressure up to 29,000 psi. This virtually eliminates all particulate matter in the exhaust emissions.