JCB adds heavy-lift model to Loadall range

Written by PD Staff Published on 22 March 2012
JCB has added the high-capacity 550-80 Agri Plus Loadall to its class-leading agricultural telescopic handler line. This high-capacity telehandler shares the same innovative approach to machine design that has seen JCB become the world’s best selling telehandler manufacturer.

This telehandler is JCB’s highest capacity Loadall, and it has been designed for the heaviest duty farm applications. These applications include digging manure or silage and loading the manure spreader or feed wagon. The 550-80 Agri Plus is powered by a 130-horsepower JCB Dieselmax engine.

The machine boasts a powershift transmission, 37 gpm variable flow hydraulics and high flow pipework for rapid cycle times and auxiliary service flow.

The 26 feet, 7 inch lift height, 11,000 pound maximum lift capacity machine has been developed in direct response to customer demand for a machine with greater loader performance.

The inner boom of the machine has been specially designed and engineered for strength and reliability, in heavy duty digging applications, it incorporates a Z-bar bucket linkage. This system provides 14,600 pounds of break out force. The low boom line also contributes to excellent all-round visibility. PD

—From JCB news release



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