JCB recently added the new 2TS-7T Teleskid compact track loader to its range of Teleskid skid steers and compact track loaders equipped with telescopic booms to lift higher, reach farther and dig deeper than competing machines. The 2TS-7T Teleskid is built on the company’s small-platform skid steer chassis for optimal maneuverability and easy transportation between job sites without need for a commercial driver’s license (subject to local regulations).
Other machines in JCB’s Teleskid range are the large-platform 3TS-8T compact track loader and 3TS-8W wheeled skid steer loader.
The Teleskid 2TS-7T is powered by a 74-hp JCB by Kohler engine which, like the larger 3TS-8T and 3TS-8W models, meets Tier 4 Final emissions standards with no need for diesel exhaust fluid and no diesel particulate filter or other exhaust aftertreatment. The 2TS-7T has a rated operating capacity of 2,096 lbs with the boom retracted and 1,140 lbs with the boom fully extended, and offers 20 percent more breakout force than similarly sized machines. It has a maximum lift height of 11 ft, 10 in., forward reach of 7 ft and the ability to dig 2 ft below grade. Other features include:
- A climate-controlled cab that is 47 percent larger than competing machines. A canopy option is also available.
- Standard hydraulic flow rate of 18.6 gpm; optional high-flow rate of 29.4 gpm.
- Operating weight of 9,914 lbs for easy transport between jobsites.
- SAE/ISO standard quick hitch compatible with all skid steer and compact track loader attachments, with a single-point quick hitch lock-and-unlock indicator for enhanced visibility.
- JCB Smoothride System for greater load retention and operator comfort.
- Switchable ISO/H-pattern controls.
“JCB Teleskids are the best-selling skid steers and compact track loaders in the company’s 75-year history and they’ve received more industry awards for product innovation than any skid steer ever,” said Keith Hoskins, JCB vice president for Compact Products. “With the launch of the compact 2TS Teleskid, we’re bringing telescopic lift, reach and digging capability to customers who work on smaller work sites and contractors who move regularly from one job to the next. If you’re in the market for a sub-2,300-lb skid steer, we’re confident that the JCB 2TS Teleskid is the most capable and versatile machine you can buy.”
JCB offers nine models of skid steer and compact track loaders in North America, including three Teleskid models. Like all JCB skid steer loaders and compact track loaders, the Teleskid range is equipped with JCB’s iconic single arm Powerboom and a wide-opening side entry door which eliminates the needs to climb over dangerous attachments, or under an unsupported boom, to enter or exit the machine.