The 457 HT wheel loader has an operating weight of 44,428 lbs. - Photo courtesy of JCB

The 457 HT wheel loader has an operating weight of 44,428 lbs.

Photo courtesy of JCB

JCB now offers a high-lift (HL) loader arm option for its 457 HT wheel loader. With a hinge pin height of 15 feet 5 inches — 23 inches higher than the standard ZX loader arm — the JCB 457 HT HL is now the highest lifting four-cylinder, 4.5-cubic-yard loader available in North America.

The design of the JCB HL loader arm reduces stress on the loader end and improves roll-back torque for easier curling of heavy attachments at full operating height. The advanced kinematics in the 457 HT HL also eliminate the need for a hydraulic cylinder in the center of the loader end, which enhances visibility to the attachment.

The 457 HT wheel loader is the largest wheel loader offered by JCB in North America, with an operating weight of 44,428 lbs. The machine features a 258-hp MTU diesel engine that meets Tier 4 Final emissions standards without the need for a diesel particulate filter (DPF). The 457 HT also features ground-level service access and a one-piece hood.