JCB is to supply Ecomax engines for a range of rotating telescopic handlers from Italian firm Magni Telescopic Handlers.
The deal between the UK and Italian companies is for up to 1000 machines a year, made at Magni’s factory in Castelfranco Emilia, in northern Italy.
Magni is producing seven models of its Magni Rotos range, each powered by JCB’s Ecomax Tier 4i engine. The Rotos payloads will be between four and six tonnes, and have lift heights of between 18 and 30m. Production is due to begin in Spring 2013.
JCB said the introduction of Tier 4 interim legislation meant most engine manufacturers had set out to meet the massive reductions in particulate emissions by incorporating a diesel particulate filter. JCB claimed to have used the new laws as an opportunity to innovate and engineer a solution that would mean no after-treatment, and consequently lower running costs for the customer.