JCB unveils four new telehandlers at ConExpo

By Lindsey Anderson28 February 2014

JCB unveiled the 516-42 at ConExpo. The unit is specifically geared toward the North American market

JCB unveiled the 516-42 at ConExpo. The unit is specifically geared toward the North American market.

Using ConExpo as its launch pad, JCB debuted four new telehandlers March 4 in Las Vegas, including the compact 525-60 Hi-Viz telehandler; the 540-200 telehandler offering what the company says is North America’s highest reach at 66 feet; the high-capacity 560-80; and the 516-42, JCB’s first 16,000-pound-capacity telehandler with a lift height of 42 feet.

The 516-42 was designed for North American customers, the company said, and is geared toward oil and gas markets. It features a 3-stage boom, side-mounted engine and three steer modes.

The 525-60 features a maximum lift height of 20 feet and a load capacity of 5,500 pounds. The 525-60 is 5 feet, 10 inches wide and 6 feet, 3 inches tall, allowing access to multi-story parking and operation in tight quarters. The 525-60 Hi-Viz replaces the 524-50, 527-55 and the 520-50 rear-engined models, with a modern side-engine mount design. This permits a low boom pivot point for maximum stability and increased visibility to the rear and across the boom.

Powered by a new Tier 4 Final, 2.5-litre, JCB Diesel by Kohler 4-cylinder engine, the 525-60 delivers 74hp (55kW). As with other JCB engines, there is no requirement for a diesel particulate filter or an SCR system to meet the Tier 4 Final emissions regulations. This means that the JCB machine has a service-free emissions control system, reducing operating costs and complexity for customers.

A two-speed hydrostatic transmission offers travel speeds of up to 16 mph. Equipped with an 21 gpm hydraulic pump, the machine delivers auxiliary hydraulic power for a sideshift attachment carriage. Customers can choose between JCB’s Q-fit carriage or a universal skid steer compatible attachment interface for ultimate versatility and fleet acceptance.

All boom functions are controlled by a single servo lever joystick, with proportional control of the two-stage boom extension allowing smooth operation and fine control for the operator. The machine is available with a choice of canopy or fully glazed cab, with the option of air conditioning.

Serviceability is much improved with the side-mounted engine installation and, depending on territory, the machine can be supplied with JCB’s LiveLink telematic monitoring system for maximum fleet visibility and maintenance control. Options include full road light kits and screen guards for harsh working environments.

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