Posted May 31, 2016

JCB Adds Fourth Hi Viz Loadall Telehandler Model

JCB's 540-140 Hi Viz telehandler is the newest model in the company's line of high-visibility, low-boom-pivot design machines. It offers a nearly 8,500-lb. maximum lift capacity with a maximum lift height of 44.2 ft. on wheels, or 45.2 ft. when using stabilizers and offers a choice of Tier 4 final engines.

jcb 540-140 hi vizThe 540-140 Hi Viz Loadall has the lowest boom mounting in its class, up to 9.25 inches lower than the standard 540-140, for visibility across the offside and to the rear of the machine. A 13% reduction in the boom section and a more compact rear chassis section reduces overhang by 13 inches, which also improves visibility for the operator.

Hydraulic performance is closely matched with the engine’s output, while lift performance has been tailored to the machine’s stability, both when working on wheels and with the stabilizers down. Hose burst check valves on the lift rams prevent collapse in the event of a hose failure.

The 540-140 Hi Viz telescopic handlenew telehandlerr is powered by JCB’s EcoMAX diesel engine. Customers can choose a low-maintenance 74-hp version that meets the latest engine emission standards with no requirement for a diesel particulate filter (DPF) or diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). JCB’s recalibration of the EcoMAX engine achieves this emission requirement while achieving an 8% fuel savings.

There are 108-hp and 125-hp versions of the EcoMAX engine that use JCB’s one-can SCR solution with no DPF. This one-can solution maintains JCB’s compact engine design, allowing machine designers to utilize a low engine canopy for cross-machine visibility.

A wide-opening, gas-assisted engine canopy delivers ground-level maintenance with up to 35% improvement in the machine’s SAE service rating versus the competition. A dry lubricant system delivers durable boom wear pad life, with service intervals of 500 hours.

This new model will be available to the North American market later this year.