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New Loadall reaches great heights

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JCB's newest Loadall is capable of lifting loads higher than any other rigid telehandler on the market, with a lift load capacity of four tonnes and lift height of up to 20 metres.

JCB product manager Greg Sealey said the 540-200 had been designed to meet industry demand for increased lift heights and forward reach capabilities.

"With fast cycle times, it will set a new benchmark for productivity," he said.

The boom has been specifically designed for the construction market, using lighter, higher grade material to improve the capacity of the machine at reach.

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"A five-stage boom design ensures overall machine length is kept to a minimum and that site manoeuvrability is maximised," Mr Sealey said.

"The design provides optimum forward visibility, allowing for quick and easy changes in direction."

Greg said the boom nose had a one-piece design to minimise stresses on the inner boom during operation, and the nose was fitted with a JCB Clearview carriage for quick and easy interchange of attachments.

"The excellent forward visibility of fork mounted loads makes it easier for operators to accurately lift and place loads and there is also the option of a fork positioning attachment which is simply operated through the standard single auxiliary," Mr Sealey said.

"The machine's stabiliser package is set forward to max- imise stability even at great working heights, providing a compact yet stable machine footprint and complete operator peace of mind."

The 540-200 uses the same proven driveline as JCB's current flagship 540-170 machine.

"This enables an excellent turning circle over the tyres, for great manoeuvrability even in very tight construction sites," Mr Sealey said.

The 540-200 is fitted with a JCB Dieselmax 100hp engine, and a large bonnet provides easy access to daily check points.

"Ease of use and operator safety and comfort are key elements of the design," Mr Sealey said.

"A cab-mounted servo-controlled joystick provides effortless control of all the hydraulic services and instruments are offset to one side of the cab to ensure excellent forward visibility.

"Angled roof bars provide excellent upward visibility, which is so important for fast placing of loads at height."

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