North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

FEB 2017

North American Oil & Gas Pipelines covers the news shaping the business of oil and gas pipeline construction and maintenance in North America, including pipeline installation methods, integrity management innovations and managerial strategies.

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Page 36 of 43 FEBRUARY 2017 | North American Oil & Gas Pipelines 37 P I P E L I N E P R O D U C T E X P O JCB 457 HT WHEEL LOADER The JCB 457 HT wheel loader features a powerful MTU diesel engine that meets Tier 4 emission standards without the need for a costly and inefficient diesel particulate filter (DPF), reducing maintenance costs while improving residual value. Because wheel loaders often work in very demanding environments, the 457 HT's articulation joint has a heavy-duty box section, a heavy-duty center pin and oversized bushing, as well as twin taper roller bearings on the bottom box joints to easily tolerate both vertical and horizontal loads. A solid-cast rear counterweight protects the 457 HT's back end — including the rear lights and cooling pack — from damage. Hoses are routed and clamped through the articulation joint, well away from any pinch points. All JCB wheel loaders including the 457 HT benefit from finite element analysis and rig testing of up to one million cycles to ensure superior strength and durability. Cold cell testing guarantees starting performance down to minus-4 F. The 457 HT's CommandPlus cab provides operators with ample space and visibility. There are two, full-color LCD screens to navigate the wheel loader's operating menus, with one doubling as a monitor for the rear-view camera. An all-new air venting system boasts nine de-misting vents and six operator vents to maintain visibility and comfort at all times. Owners can choose from a single- lever joystick or multi-lever configurations, both fully electro-hydraulic. For more information, visit

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