JCB Power Products launches new generators and lighting tower solutions

JCB DieselmaxJCB Power Products has introduced new generators powered by 1600 Series engines from German manufacturer MTU and has announced the expansion of its lighting tower solutions range

The 1600 Series open and canopy variants ranges from 275kVA to 700kVA prime power (PRP), the company said.

Powering the eight model range, the G301 and G331 units use six-cylinder engines, the G401 and G441 use the V8 version, the G501 and G551 use the V10, while the G651 and G731 use the V12 version, enabling JCB Power Products to offer a 700kVA generator in a canopy for the first time.

JCB Power Products said that this 1600 Series engine, designed specifically for generator use, has excellent vibration characteristics from the stiffness in the structure, making them ideal for use in extreme situations and sensitive environments from building sites to data centres. The high power density ensures outstanding load and low maintenance.

Jonathan Garnham, director of JCB Power Products, said, “The MTU 1600 series engines are proving a great match for the JCB line up, and our close relationship between the two companies will ensure we can fully support the product.”

Garnham added that MTU 1600 series engines complement the JCB Dieselmax powered units in smaller models.

JCB Power Products is also expanding its lighting tower range with the addition of an LED model and a lower output 400W unit.

The LT9 lighting tower offers a compact site lighting solution in a sturdy steel-panelled trailer, weighing in at just 1,050kg. New features for the tower include a more robust mast rotation lever as well as a mast-down lock to improve mast security during transportation. The original handbrake interlock feature remains to ensure the mast is fully down before the unit is moved. The trailer drawbar has also been extended to further improve towing on the road.

While the standard LT9 lighting tower uses four metal halide light units, the new LT9 LED has six 240W LED heads. The LEDs provide 70 per cent of the light output of the larger 1,000W metal halide lights but consume considerably less power, allowing the tower’s 400cc Yanmar engine to run for up to 150 hours on a single tank of fuel. Using the same KS2 controller as the standard LT9, the LED lights have the added benefit of supplying instant illumination, with no requirement to warm up the bulbs, JCB Power Products said.


The LT9 ECO uses four 400W metal halide bulbs and is suitable for lighting more specific areas.Whilst still producing 60 per cent of the illumination supplied by the standard mast’s 1,000W bulbs, the ECO unit requires considerably less power, resulting in lower fuel use and a 150 hour run time on a single tank of fuel.

In addition, JCB will launch two new towers — a skid mounted unit to reduce operating costs and improve security, and a mains supplied unit, for sites where noise and emissions may be a concern.

The LTC9 lighting tower is skid-mounted, improving security on site and also reducing transport costs to and from sites. Up to 20 of the compact towers can be loaded onto a single road haulage trailer, which is particularly relevant for events and sites where multiple lighting towers are required.The LTC9 is available with the standard 1,000W metal halide lights, the 400W ECO lights or the new LED lights to suit customer preferences.

The mains powered tower LTB9 is mounted on a base plate with four independent outriggers for stability, the LTB9 tower is suitable for sites that have a stable electrical supply, either from a mains outlet or through on-site generators. Ideal for temporary car parks, perimeter security and lighting in noise sensitive areas, the LTB9 can also be supplied with any of the JCB lighting head solutions to suit the application.

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