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JCB has added the high capacity 550-80 Loadall to its telescopic handler line.  Contractors_World_UKJCB adds top of the range telescopic handler and more

JCB has added the high capacity 550-80 Loadall to its telescopic handler line.

This high capacity telehandler brings the range to 15 models ranging from the extremely compact 515-40 with a lift capacity 1.5 t to 4 m to the 550-80 which can lift 4.99 t. to 8.1 m powered by a 97 kW DieselMax engine. This new models also benefits from a 140 litres/min variable flow hydraulics and Hi-flow pipework for optimised cycle times and auxiliary service performance.

The 8.1 m lift height, 4.99 tonne maximum lift capacity machine has been developed in direct response to customer demand for a machine with greater lift performance at reach. With servo controls as standard, operators benefit from low lever efforts and excellent ergonomics. On options is the Smooth Ride System which offers improved load retention and increased comfort in load and carry operations.

With loading operations in mind, high dump and roll-back angles of 46° and 34° respectively, ensure excellent material retention and stockpiling for efficient lorry or hopper loading.

The inner boom uses a splayed nose design to maximise structural integrity while also incorporating Z-bar bucket linkage. This system provides 6.5 tonnes of breakout force – an increase of more than 50 per cent on the current 541 Wastemaster.

New mini-excavators fills the gap

To meet customer demand and fill a need between the 8025 ZTS and 8030 ZTS mini-excavators, JCB is introducing the 8026 CTS. This is a 2.7 tonne machine which joins the 8025 ZTS in the line-up, offering a conventional layout with a trailer towable transport weight and increased lifting capacity. Contractors World has been told that the 8026 is scheduled to go into production around April although dealers are promoting it now and will begin taking order shortly.

JCB 8026 CTS in Contractors_World_UK

The latest mini features short pitch tracks and auto kick-down, with 11% increase in travel speed; a new valve block with 17% longer spool travel offering increased precision control and undercarriage designed for easier cleaning

It neatly sits alongside the zero tailswing 8025 ZTS, offering customers the alternative of compact design with corresponding increased digging capacity.

The machine uses a dedicated boom and dipper arm, offering, according to JCB, greater digging and lifting performance than competitive models. Increased efficiency allows the 8026 CTS to use the same engine family as the 8025 ZTS, with a similar torque output, but with a lower power rating providing a 14% efficiency gain.

This is partly due to the introduction of the new efficient auto kick down track motors. In addition the hydraulic system now features full control isolation when the left hand armrest is raised improving safety on site.

Operators will find easier cab access with more leg room and a further 50 mm of seat adjustment for increased comfort. The improved cab stowage and the option of air conditioning further improve the cab environment. Customers can opt for electro-proportional auxiliary controls and the bucket to grab changeover option increases machine versatility with a wide range of attachments.

LiveLink Connectivity on 80% of products

JCB has also announced its sophisticated LiveLink telematics system is to be fitted as standard on 80% of its products sold across Europe from January 2012.

The company has been steadily increasing both the number of machines and the number of countries covered by the advanced telematics systems. From January 1, JCB’s 3CX and 4CX backhoe loaders, side-engined telescopic handlers and tracked and wheeled excavators will all be fitted with the system. It is also standard across Europe on all wheeled loading shovels above 8 tonnes operating weight.

Tim Burnhope, JCB Chief Innovation and Growth Officer, said: “The benefits of JCB LiveLink are many-fold: not only does it offers customers improved visibility of their fleet, it also provides detailed performance and operational information which allows business owners to run their operation even more efficiently and cost-effectively.
More importantly in many areas. Tim Burnhope goes on to say “It also protects machines from theft and this enhanced level of security can result in reduced insurance premiums as well as greater peace of mind.”

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