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News » Plant » JCB unveils the skid steer telehandler » published 8 Mar 2017

JCB unveils the skid steer telehandler

JCB has taken the wraps off what it describes as the world’s first skid steer telehandler at the Conexpo trade show in Las Vegas this week.

The JCB Teleskid Above: The JCB Teleskid

JCB has produced a hybrid machine with the functionality of a skid steer and compact track loader with a telescopic boom.

The JCB Teleskid can reach 60% further forward than any other skid steer on the market, the manufacturer says, and is the only skid steer on the market that can dig below its chassis, reaching a depth of around one metre. It can also reach 8% higher than any other skid steer.

Tracked and wheeled Teleskid models will be sold in North America, while European markets will be offered the wheeled variant.

JCB has been making Loadall telescopic handlers for nearly 40 years ago and today it is the biggest selling telehandler in the world. Nearly 25 years ago JCB also introduced the single-arm – or Powerboom – skid steer. The JCB Teleskid represents the next stage of evolution.

The JCB Teleskid has a forward reach of 2.4 metres and a lift height of four metres. It can combine vertical and radial lift capability.  A bucket-positioning levelling system allows the bucket level to be set and maintained throughout the boom’s range of movement.

A 74hp/55kW JCB Ecomax engine provides high torque at a low RPM and ensures compliance with European Stage IIIB emissions standards (and Tier 4 Final in the USA).

JCB chief innovation and growth officer Tim Burnhope added: “The JCB Teleskid can do the work of four machines – a telescopic handler, masted forklift, compact loader and a skid steer, all in one easily-serviced machine. The telescopic boom will allow operators to load trucks without a ramp, reach over kerbing and dig below ground, all with clear visibility of the attachment.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This article was published on 8 Mar 2017 (last updated on 9 Mar 2017).

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