JCB introduces tandem rollers designed to simplify operation and maintenance
JCB has unveiled the new CT260 tandem vibratory roller, designed to simplify operation and maintenance, while increasing productivity and return on investment. The CT260 tandem roller is available in two drum sizes width 1,000mm and 1,200mm widths.
Built for both asphalt and base layer compaction, the roller’s completely new hourglass design delivers excellent visibility to both sides of the drums. The articulated chassis also offers access to the driver’s seat from either side, with integrated grab handles and an obstruction-free floor providing plenty of space for taller operators.
The spacious operator platform is isolated using anti-vibration mounts, for improved comfort.
A single responsive drive lever allows smooth operation and there are three switchable vibration settings – for both, or independent front or rear, drums. Automatic Vibration Control is standard, while an easy to adjust off-set facility increases versatility, making it easier to work around raised ironwork and kerbs.
The main control panel has easy to understand work modes with large switches that can be operated with a gloved hand.
A pressurised water system has a single switch for easy use and both the fuel and water tanks have easy access to drain points. In addition, the moulded water tank has the words WATER ONLY embossed in the design, to reduce the chance of cross contamination. The water tank cap is now white, to avoid confusion with the blue caps used by other manufacturers that require an AdBlue tank.
The new CT260 is powered by a proven Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V certified engine that uses mechanical injection and no diesel particulate filter (DPF). An operator-present seat switch has a timed cut-out delay, to allow free movement on the seat during operation, while all electrics are IP67 and IP69 compliant, to withstand power-washing for faster rental turn-around.
A full width tilting engine canopy provides easy access to all regular service points and JCB’s LiveLink telematics system is standard, providing customers with location and operational data, including when the vibration system is in use. The new central articulation joint is maintenance-free, cutting greasing time and operating cost, while preventing neglect for rental customers.
Options include a folding ROPS canopy, road lights, a seat-belt activated green beacon, a white noise alarm and LED working lights.