The JCB VM117 is all-new and extremely productive. Boasting the kind of innovation and design expertise youd expect from JCB Compaction, the VM117 soil compactor offers a host of performance, comfort, safety and efficiency features.
Our award-winning EcoMaxTier 4 Final engine without bulky DPF or SCR provides uncompromised visibility and maneuverability. The VM117 also has up to 60% gradability, a new exciter system, a comfortable, ergonomic cab, convenient maintenance access and strong residual value.
JCBs EcoMax Tier 4 Final engine uses less fuel than prior models thanks to among other things our variable geometry turbo. The standard variable speed fan provides another fuel savings of up to 6%.
The EcoMax engines deliver a massive 525 Nm in the VM117 at low engine speeds for optimum responsiveness, while EcoMAX also produces high power and torque at just 2200 rpm for fuel-efficient matching of transmission and hydraulics.
With EcoMax, your VM117 will save you money on servicing because exhaust after-treatment (and, therefore, costly heat-resistant lube oils) are unnecessary.
For ease of servicing, the VM117 is designed so that all daily checks can be done from ground level on one side of the machine. A wide-opening rear hood provides easy access to the easily cleaned radiator and battery.
The cooling pack on these soil compactors is easy to get to and clean which optimizes engine cooling. Likewise the fuel tank, is behind simple access panels for easy cleaning in case of contamination.
Electronics testing and servicing are quick and easy on a VM117 because service ports, key fuses and the isolator key are all centralized.
To extend service intervals (and therefore productivity) both of these soil compactors feature a cyclonic air cleaner which reduces debris build up in the air filter. An air intake scavenge system then removes the debris.
You never need to grease a VM117. Centerjoint bearings are Teflon-coated and the center joint itself is sealed for a grease-free, zero-maintenance life. The exciter shaft vibration bearings are maintenance-free too.
The fully bolted front frame has no protruding bolt heads. A raised front beam position allows quick cleaning of drum scrapers and JCBs unique preloaded rubber mountings, meanwhile, ensure long service life and reduced run costs.
For maximum reliability, the new exciter system of the VM117 only has 2 moving parts, and weve installed fully sealed IP69 electrics to withstand high volumes of water and dust.
All of our soil compactors are subject to a 2-hour hot test to make sure theyre ready for trouble-free use from day one.
Our soil compactors benefit from advanced manufacturing and assembly processes to ensure maximum precision and high quality components.
To prove our EcoMax engines durability, we've done 110,000 hours of testing in 70 different machines across the toughest applications and environments.
The frame of the VM117 is designed using finite element analysis, and its fully strain gauged. Its also field proven in various machines, applications and environments.
The hood and rear lights of the VM117 soil compactor is protected by the rear structure and chassis against impact damage.
Operators can get working quickly on a VM117 with intuitive, easy-to-use and ergonomic controls, all laid out to meet the industry standard. Our easily adjustable, tilting steering column provides maximum comfort too.
These soil compactors boast a range of seat options, including a pivoting base design, mechanical or air suspension and vinyl or fabric bases. Our Premium seat option has air suspension, lumbar support, armrests, backrest extension and heat.
When operators are getting into and out of a VM117, there are three points of contact at all times; access steps are inclined and equally spaced, and there are well-positioned grab handles.
To make life easier, you only need one key to operate the ignition, door and hood of a VM117.
JCBs standard-fit automatic vibration control (AVC) activates whenever the drive lever is moved from the neutral position. Because vibrations stop when your machine is at a standstill, unwanted compaction is avoided.
For fatigue-free all-day operation, these soil compactors are designed to offer low noise levels. By mechanically isolating the drivers seat, steering column, lever and cab, weve ensured class-leading, low vibration levels.
Expect ultimate homogenous compaction performance in fewer passes on every surface from sand to rock, courtesy of optimized, dual amplitude and frequency settings, high centrifugal forces (VM117 max. 256 kN), increased static linear load and vibrating mass.
The VM117 boasts quick (up to 11 km/h) travel times around site, which speeds up preparation for the next pass.
A tight turning radius also makes these soil compactors supremely maneuverable.
Our EcoMax-engine on the VM117 soil compactor offers a massive 60% gradability for great versatility and productivity.
If you plan to use your VM117 soil compactor on clay, choose our pad foot drum to improve water evaporation and, therefore, create more stable soil. For added versatility, choose a pad foot shell kit.
Choose from a variety of compaction measurement systems, including our COMPATRONIC NAV, which displays all the machines working parameters and uses a GPS sensor to provide tracking and documentation functions.
Theres superb all-around visibility on a VM117 soil compactor, courtesy of a pillarless front cab design, and a sloping rear hood.
We use flat glass panels on these soil compactors (unlike our competitors), which makes replacement quick and easy.
Precise and productive soil compacting is guaranteed thanks to our new clear view front screen and minimal front display, which provide an unrestricted view to the front drum edges.
To improve safety and precision during operation, theres a low rear hood profile and no exhaust pipe in the field of vision, which makes for an unrestricted view to the rear and corners of the VM117.
The design of these soil compactors incorporates low rear glass and an angled hood profile for an unrestricted view of the rear edge.
Because our EcoMax engine doesnt need bulky exhaust after-treatment, its a very compact unit, ensuring great visibility and maneuverability.