JCB recently announced the availability of new options for the range of JCB Loadall lift-and-place telescopic handlers offered in North America.
The new options are:
- Positive air shut-off
- Extra mirror package
- Rear-view camera package
- Arctic kit
- Non-marking tires
“Demand for JCB telescopic handlers has been very high in recent years due to the strong construction industry and customers from evolving industries, such as the entertainment industry and energy sector, using telehandlers for new applications,” said Rebecca Yates, product manager for material handling at JCB North America. “By making these new options available for our lift-and-place telehandlers, we give current and new customers the opportunity to tailor their machine for maximum productivity and safety in their particular application.”
New telehandler features for enhanced safety
The positive air shut-off (PASO) option is designed to shut the engine down if flammable materials are detected, to protect the operator and the machine. This feature is commonly requested by customers in the energy sector where telehandlers may work in proximity of natural gas, propane or other flammable materials. PASO is also relevant to mining, airport support, pipeline development, fuel handling, portable welding and oilfield maintenance applications.
To further enhance the superior visibility of JCB telehandlers, extra mirrors and a rear back-up camera are available. The new mirror package includes additional mirrors for the boom nose, rear chassis and engine side, and can be retrofitted to existing machines. A rear back-up camera package includes a camera fitted into the rear chassis and an in-cab monitor and is available as a factory fit option.
JCB telehandler options for specific environmental requirements
JCB now offers non-marking, semi-solid tires for compact and lift-and-place telehandlers, including larger machines up to 14,000 lb lift capacity. The non-marking tires are grey in color and are significantly less likely than conventional black rubber tires to leave unsightly tire marks on prepared surfaces such as concrete, sidewalks, patios and hardscapes.
“Use of JCB telehandlers in the event and entertainment industries have created a lot of demand for non-marking tires,” said Yates. “JCB is one of the only manufacturers to offer this option on large-capacity telehandlers.” The JCB Arctic kit enables the telehandler to start and operate in temperatures as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit (-40 degrees Celsius).
The kit includes a hydraulic tank heater, coldtemperate electronic harness and hoses, battery heater, engine sump heater, storage cabinet and Arctic diesel. The Arctic package is a factory-fit option on 74 hp and 109 hp models.