JCB 525-60 telehandler has small size but big reach
JCB has announced the Australian release of the JCB 525-60 Hi-Viz Compact Loadall, a telehandler designed for versatility by coupling a compact design with high reach capacity.
JCB Construction Equipment Australia national product manager Greg Sealey says the new model is ideal for general handling in and around building sites, "and because it can fit in spaces even below two metres, accessing low height multi-storey and basement car parks or confined areas is easy".
Sealey says the 525-60, which replaces the previous JCB Compact Loadall, has an improved design that allows a 2,500kg lift capacity, "and the six metre lift height means it can safely lift building materials to second-storey building height".
Manoeuvrability is improved through the use of a manual-selectable 4WS, offering a choice of front wheel, all wheel and crab steer modes, and also through a one-piece chassis with 25mm-thick side plates which make it strong and rigid while still allowing for a tight turning circle when working in confined spaces.
The 525-60 is powered by a 74-horsepower (55.4kW) JCB Diesel by Kohler engine that meets Tier 4 final emissions regulations and doesn’t require any form of after-treatment such as AdBlue or a diesel particulate filter.
The telehandler comes standard with JCB’s Livelink fleet-management, maintenance, run-hours and security software, which links to a computer, tablet or mobile phone.
"LiveLink allows operators to work smarter," Sealey says. "It gives peace of mind that your machines are well maintained and in good health without having to travel around work sites conducting inspections."
Other features of the new Compact Loadall are a low boom pivot point for increased visibility to the right hand front and rear wheels, and a bonnet wgich is low-set for off-side visibility and designed to open wide enough to give easy access to the service points from ground level.
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