Posted April 6, 2015

JCB's New Compact "Hi-Viz" Telehandler

JCB has added a compact 525-60 model to its Hi-Viz construction telescopic handler range. With a maximum lift height of 20-ft. and a load capacity of 5,500 lbs., the compact telehandler is just 6-ft. wide and 6-ft. 2-in. tall, yet its multi-mode four-wheel steering provides access to multi-story car parks and permits operation in confined site conditions.

The 525-60 Hi-Viz replaces the 524-50, 527-55 and the 520-50 rear-engine models, with a modern side-engine mount design. This permits a low boom pivot point for stability and visibility to the rear and across the boom. Because the boom slopes down to the front of the machine, the operator has an high visibility view to the front wheels and to the forks or attachment.

JCB 525-60 COMPACT TELEHANDLERPowered by a new, 2.5-liter, JCB Diesel by Kohler Tier 4 Final engine, the 525-60 delivers 74 hp for lifting performance and travel. There is no requirement for a diesel particulate filter or an SCR system to meet Tier 4 Final emissions regulations, reducing cost and complexity.

A simple to operate two-stage hydrostatic transmission offers travel speeds up to 15 mph and the short wheelbase, three steering modes - front wheel, all-wheel and crab steering - make the 525-60 very maneuverable. An optional limited-slip differential for the front axle will deliver increased traction in slippery site conditions.

Equipped with a 21 gpm hydraulic pump, the machine delivers auxiliary hydraulic power for a side shift attachment carriage. Choose between JCB’s Q-fit carriage, a Compact Toolcarrier option or a skid steer compatible attachment interface, for versatility and fleet compatibility. The carriage can be ordered with hydraulic pin locking, allowing the operator to safely change between attachments without leaving the operator’s seat.

The cab has flat glazing throughout, making it easy to change windows if needed. Both key and keypad immobilizer options are available and the machine can be ordered with a choice of canopy or fully glazed cab, with the option of air conditioning.

All boom functions are controlled by a single servo lever joystick, with proportional control of the two-stage boom extension allowing smooth operation and fine control for the operator. Single or double auxiliary services can be specified, allowing use of a wide-range of dedicated JCB attachments, increasing versatility and utilization, particularly for a rental fleet.

The side-mount engine installation is easy to service; all service checks can be carried out from ground level. 

The 525-60 is fitted as standard with 16.5” tires, while there is a semi-solid tire option for eliminating tire punctures and machine downtime. Other options include a full road lighting kit, screen guard and cab mounted work lights.