JCB North America Launches Its First-Ever Rotating Telehandler

JCB North America is extending its portfolio, with the launch of a totally new rotating telescopic handler range. Recognizing the growth in popularity of rotating machines with heavier lift capacities across the globe, the North American market will see the introduction of the 512-83R, offering a maximum lift capacity of 12,000 lbs (5.5-tonne) and a maximum working height of 83 ft (25.5 m).

Features include:

  • Eight stories of reach with a lift height of up to 83 ft (25.5 m)
  • Maximum lift capacity of 12,000 lbs (5.5 tonne)
  • Rapid set-up time boosting productivity with auto deploy, level and retract functions
  •  7 in. Display screen with programmable envelop limits
  • Wide range of attachments with RFID tags for active load charts including winches and aerial work platforms
  • Powered by 145-hp (108-kW) JCB EcoMax engine and 2-Speed Hydrostatic transmission with a top travel speed of 25 mph (40 kph)

With more than 45 years of expertise in the telescopic handler design and manufacture, JCB has designed its rotating telescopic handler to meet the needs of specialist lifting contractors and the rental market. With a robust boom construction and a familiar driveline, JCB has focused on maximizing reliability, versatility, productivity, ease of use and safety, as a means of delivering improved uptime and increased customer profitability.

To ensure that set-up time is minimized, the stabilizers have Auto one-touch deployment, stowage, and levelling. Competitive lift end cycle times and high auxiliary flow rates for efficient winch work, boost productivity further. With a lower chassis mounted engine layout, the machine offers excellent access and class-leading serviceability. A low, clean boom design provides excellent all-round visibility, augmented by comprehensive work light options and camera kits, including a boom head camera for precise placement at height. The cab maintains JCB’s familiar feel, with a simple to operate, industry-standard control layout and a variety of comfortable seating options, ensuring all-day working comfort.

The machine is powered by JCB’s proven highly efficient 145HP (108 kW) Ecomax engine, offering a high degree of parts and service commonality with other Loadall models. The JCB LiveLink telematics system comes standard with 5-year subscription and will incorporate features that enable operators to fully exploit the performance of this versatile machine.

With a maximum lift capacity of 12,000 lbs (5.5 tonnes), the machine offers excellent highly competitive load charts. In many cases the machine boasts up to a 10% higher lifting envelope advantage over competitive machines.

The 512-83R can be used with a wide range of attachments. This includes pallet forks, carriage winch, jib winch, a reduced height jib, a lifting hook, light duty bucket, 360° rotating forks and a range of useful fork-mounted accessories. The machine also offers remote-control lift-end operation and the availability of aerial access platforms, in effect making the 512-83R three machines in one — a telehandler, a crane and a mobile elevating work platform. A range of specially developed JCB attachments using RFID technology can be identified by the machine, to automatically offer the correct load chart for the operator.

The 512-83R has been designed to meet and exceed the changing requirements of contractors and rental companies across the world. As an increasing use of off-site fabrication calls for heavier lift capacities and additional versatility, JCB’s rotating telescopic handlers offer a genuine cost-effective versatile replacement for smaller fixed and mobile cranes, with rapid set-up, ease of use and the ability to carry out a wide range of technical lifting operations.

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