British machinery manufacturer JCB has launched a new range of Loadall agricultural telescopic handlers.
According to the firm, the new range features increased lift performance, improved safety and driver comfort, and an all-new cab.
“The latest phase of the Loadall’s development is focused firmly on the agricultural operator, with the all-new Command Plus cab,” said JCB’s chief innovation and growth officer, Tim Burnhope. “It’s quieter, wider and longer, with an improved driving position, controls that are easier to locate and use, and an instrument display that is larger and more informative.
“The Command Plus design also brings a transformation in forwards and upwards visibility that we believe sets new standards for operator productivity, safety and driving ease – it’s a cab without compromise.”
He said the new Loadall Series III range comprises four models with up to 200kg increased load capacity over their predecessors.
The new models are the 6-metre lift 538-60, 7-metre 532-70 and 542-70, and the 9.5-metre high-lift 536-95. The heavy-lift, bulk handling 560-80 with 8-metre lift height and 6-tonne lift capacity remains the same.
Power units remain the same and the 4.4-litre and 4.8-litre engines offer a choice of 75hp, 109hp, 125hp and 145hp outputs.
A new 40kph Torquelock 4 powershift transmission, with four-speed torque converter lock-up, is also now available for the 109hp engine.
“When operators climb aboard a new-generation Loadall they will find the same adjustable Dynamic Tilt Away steering column, the same ventilation layout and the same function-grouped switches as on the JCB Fastrac tractors and wheeled loaders,” added Mr Burnhope.
“That familiarity makes it easier for operators to find their way around the multitude of controls needed on modern machinery.”