JCB set to launch smallest ever telehandler in Australia

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JCB Construction Equipment Australia has announced the smallest telehandler in the JCB range — the 516-40 — is coming to Australia.

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The innovative JCB 516-10 telehandler combines the features of a skid steer, wheel loader and a forklift into one compact and versatile machine.

"This small telehandler achieves its extraordinary versatility because of JCB’s revolutionary offset single-spine chassis," JCB CEA national telehandler product manager Anthony Lockwood says.

"Core strength of the machine is under the boom, while the chassis wraps around the cab, meaning the cab can be mounted lower than normal."

"This means the whole machine sits lower at 1.8m for improved manoeuvrability and easier, safer cab access. Another plus is that we haven’t had to reduce the cab size or performance to achieve these benefits for the operator."

The 516-40 is powered by a Tier 3 JCB Diesel by Kohler engine, which is capable of producing 130Nm of torque at 1600rpm. A joystick-mounted shuttle switch enables quick directional control and the single auxiliary service allows the telehandler to use hydraulic attachments.

"For ultimate traction in soft muddy areas, the 516-40 comes equipped with four-wheel-drive as standard, while a wide range of tyre options helps operators to work in many different environments," Lockwood adds.

"Operators can raise 1600kg throughout the lift arc of the boom, up to the full height of 4m. There’s also a 1000kg lift capacity at 2m forward reach, making it easy and safe to load or unload trucks of brick or other heavy, packed materials.

"The machine is ideal for all applications where a compact machine is needed, from small scale farming, to construction and hire and rental, the 516-40 can work anywhere."

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