The safety benefits of JCB’s smallest site dumper; the JCB 1T-2 has been crowned Hire Industry Product of the Year at the Hire Awards of Excellence 2021.
The award was presented by The Hire Association Europe and Event Hire Association (HAE EHA), and the winners were announced recently at a virtual awards ceremony.
The EU Stage V compliant 1.0-tonne site dumpers were recognised for a number of safety features, including a drive inhibit system, preventing travel unless the seatbelt is in use and an initial movement alarm, that provides an audible warning before forward or reverse travel commences.
Another key feature of the machines is the Smart Safety pack which includes an intelligent tilt warning system using proven technology from JCB’s market-leading Loadall telescopic handler range. It is designed to sound an alarm when the skip is raised with the dumper sitting on dangerously uneven ground. It also shows the operator when they are driving the dumper on uneven ground that could pose a risk of overturning.
The final safety development to catch the judges’ attention was the option to specify the machine with a wider track for additional stability. This uses an increase in wheel offset to raise the width of the machine from 850mm to 988mm, still allowing access through a standard one-metre doorway. The increased track boosts machine stability, further increasing safety on rougher site conditions.
If you’d like to know more and the 1T-2 or any of the JCB site dumper range please get in touch with our sales team 0161 941 2631
To find out more about the versatile 1T-2 dumper watch a brief product video: