JCB has updated its 457, 437 and 427 Wastemaster wheeled loading shovels to meet the upcoming EU Stage V emissions legislation.

The new Stage V Wastemasters feature Cummins diesel engines that deliver an increase in engine power and a reduction in emissions and fuel consumption.

The biggest of the Wastemaster wheeled loaders – the 457 – has had its power output boosted from 192kW (258hp) to 210kW (282hp), while the 437 now comes with 145kW (195hp), up from 136kW (183hp), and the 427’s engine delivers 123kW (165hp).

But, when required the output of the engines can be reduced thanks to the machines’ two power modes, which are activated by the operator from the cab.

In addition, the machines are now supplied as standard with a five-speed Powershift transmission.

Because the loaders are able to operate both in low-power mode and with optimised efficiency through the use of better-spaced transmission ratios, fuel consumption is cut.

To optimise on site safety, the machines’ forward speed can be restricted if required, while other safety options include a roof-mounted forward-facing camera; proximity sensors that alert the operator to any obstructions to the rear of the loader; and seat belt beacons that flash when the operator seat belt is not engaged.