Rolls-Royce Enters Excavator Market

For the first time, Rolls-Royce will be supplying MTU engines for use in excavators, having won an order from British construction equipment manufacturer JCB.

“MTU’s Series 1000 engines are compliant with EU-Stage IV and EPA Tier 4f emissions legislation and are to be used to power new excavators in JCB’s JS 300, JS 330 and JS 370 series,” said the official Rolls-Royce’s release.

The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

The excavators weigh between 30 and 37 tonnes and each is to be powered by a 6-cylinder Series 1000 inline engine from MTU delivering up to 210 kW.

Also driven by MTU Series, 1000 units is JCB’s new 457 wheel loader, which was launched on the market two years ago.

A new JS 370 excavator equipped with an MTU 6R 1000 unit is to be unveiled at the Conexpo trade show in Las Vegas in March.