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JCB Telehandler offers maneuverability, lifting height and power for smaller worksites

Published on 02 March 2010

Heavy equipment manufacturer JCB is launching the most compact and maneuverable telescopic handler model the company has produced to date. This machine, the new JCB 515-40, is the result of an innovative design that keeps the machine's overall height under six feet, making it perfect for use in more confined areas.

Small but mighty, itis just 5’ 11” tall, 5’ 2” wide and 9’ 6” long and weighs 7,672 pounds. To achieve the lowest possible overall height, this company challenged conventional design concepts and developed the telehandler with an all-new, innovative, off-set single-spine main frame. As a result, the machine boasts a full-size cab with both easy accessibility and plenty of space for the operator. The new design enables the machine to break through a barrier that previously prevented many compact telescopic handlers from use in smaller workspaces.



With a turning radius of just nine feet and very compact dimensions, this machine can maneuver in even the smallest work environments. Equipped with 4-wheel steering, 4-wheel drive, a hydrostatic transmission and exceptional ground clearance, the machine can easily traverse the challenging outdoor conditions often found at a landscaping job site or on the farm. Its 4-wheel drive system and hydrostatic transmission are designed to get the most power to each wheel. This is achieved by mounting the four drive motors in the axle hub, ensuring the power is exactly where the operator needs it. The drive train design ensures that this machine is at home on the yard or running off-road in wet conditions.

Powered by a 50 hp engine, this machine can carry a hefty payload of 3,300 pounds up to a maximum lift height of 13’ 2”. This combination of features allows it to maximize storage space inside small buildings, enables it to load a truck from one side and even grants it access to the inside of a standard container to load it from one end.

While this telehandler may be small in stature, its unique, compact design does not skimp on operator comfort or safety. The machine boasts a full-size canopy or an optional cab. When outfitted with a cab, this telehandler also offers optional air conditioning and a deluxe suspension seat. Low noise level and both ROPS and FOPS protection provide additional health and safety benefits. Access to the cab is made easy by a low-level step and flat cab floor, ensuring easy entry and exit for the driver.

For more information about JCB equipment for the construction, agriculture, industrial and waste/recycling markets, call JCB’s North American Headquarters in Savannah at (912) 447-2000 or visit PD

—From JCB news release