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ConExpo launch for JCB Hi-Viz telehandler

JCB 525-60 telehandler

Latest JCB 525-60 Hi-Viz telescopic handler to make its debut at exhibition

JCB will unveil a new compact telehandler model at ConExpo 2014 to add to their growing Hi-Viz Loadall range for construction. The launch of the 525-60 brings full-size telehandler performance and features to the compact sector.

With a maximum lift height of 6m and a load capacity of 2.5 tonnes, the 525-60 telehandler is just 1.8m wide and 1.91m tall, allowing access to multi-storey car parks and permitting operation in confined site conditions.

The 525-60 unit replaces the 524-50, 527-55 and the 520-50 rear-engine models, with a modern side-engine mount design. This provides 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 four-cylinder JCB diesel engine (by Kohler), the 525-60 Hi-Viz unit delivers 55kW (74hp) for easy lifting performance and rapid travel.

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 simple to operate two-stage hydrostatic transmission offers travel speeds of up to 25km/h, while a short wheelbase makes the 525-60 an extremely manoeuvrable machine. Equipped with an 80 litres/min hydraulic pump, the telehandler delivers auxiliary hydraulic power for a sideshift attachment carriage. Customers can choose between JCB’s Q-fit carriage or a 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 in either a 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.

JCB will also use ConExpo as a launch pad for their latest rough terrain forklift range complete with a new JCB Ecomax diesel engine. The highly efficient four-cylinder engine delivers the same 55kW (74hp) output as the previous Dieselmax motor and meets Tier 4 emissions regulations.

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