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JCB releases electric telehandler to Australian market

JCB has released the 525-60E compact electric telehandler, which aims to “embody the future of clean and efficient machinery,” it says

JCB is further expanding its electric range with the compact 525-60E electric telehandler, which is now available in Australia.

Through eliminating CO2 and other exhaust fumes with its electric battery, the JCB telehandler can be operated in urban areas, air quality-sensitive environments and confined spaces.

Powered by a 24kWh lithium-ion battery, it is designed for a full day’s work on a single charge. The 525 offers 4WD and three steering modes, as well as fast charging to keep downtime at a minimum.

With the absence of an internal combustion engine, the 525 is quitter than a diesel engine, which allows work to be carried out in noise-sensitive areas.

The 525-60E has 2,000kg lift capacity at full height, with a 720kg at full reach, and is equipped with adaptive load control to prevent tipping during heavy loads.

The cab is certified with ROPS and FOPS for operator protection and comes with heated air suspension seats as well as a heated LCD information screen that displays the load moment indicator and full LED road light controls.

“The launch of the JCB 525-60E Loadall takes equipment electrification further into general construction, industrial and agricultural markets, offering a zero-emissions load handling solution with no compromise in performance or productivity,” JCB chief innovation officer Tim Burnhope says.

“We are very excited about the prospects for this machine.”

For more information on JCB’s 525-60E electric telehandler, visit

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