Offering a Wide Range of U.S.-Manufactured Side-Entry Loaders
JCB entered the skid steer market in 1993 and began producing compact track loaders in 2001. In 2017, JCB revamped its model lineup to provide a full complement of large- and small-platform skid steers and compact track loaders, and in 2017 launched the all-new Teleskid compact track loader with a telescopic boom, offering greater lift, reach and dig depth than any compact track loader on the market. Today, JCB markets six large-platform track models (the 250T, 270T, 300T, 320T, 3TS-8T Teleskid and the forestry-specific 325T) and three small-platform machines (the 150T, 210T and 215T) for a total of nine compact track loaders offering vertical or radial lift.
All JCB skid steers and compact track loaders are compliant with Tier 4 Final regulations and are powered by JCB’s Tier 4 Final JCB Ecomax engine or JCB Diesel by Kohler engines. All JCB compact track loaders meet Tier 4 Final emissions standards without the need for exhaust aftertreatment, allowing greater fuel efficiency and reduced downtime and operating costs. JCB’s compact track loaders feature the company’s iconic single-arm Powerboom for enhanced operator safety. JCB’s side-door entry means that operators are not required to climb over a cumbersome attachment or under an unsupported boom to enter or exit the cab, as they do with conventional compact track loaders. The unique boom configuration also allows 60 percent better visibility than competing compact track loaders, says JCB.
JCB’s myCHOICE software provides operators with the ability to adjust the travel and loader controls of their compact track loader for optimal operation to suit a range of activities, from precision applications to faster high-duty cycle operations. JCB compact track loaders share many features with the company’s skid steer models, including larger cabs, suspension seats, servo controls, sealed and pressurized cabs and impressive serviceability. JCB machines also present owners with the lowest operating costs in the industry, according to the company.
The JCB 3TS-8T Teleskid is a revolutionary new product that can reach 60 percent further forward than any other track loader on the market and — an industry first — it is the only track loader in the world that can dig below its chassis to an unparalleled depth of around 1 meter. In addition, this innovative new machine can reach 8 percent higher than any other track loader, says the company. Also the JCB Teleskid is the only track loader on the market which is able to combine vertical- and radial-lift capability. A unique bucket-positioning leveling system allows the bucket level to be set and maintained throughout the boom’s range of movement.
Advice to Buyers
“When purchasing a compact track loader, track choice is an important consideration to ensure your machine performs to its full potential,” says Chris Trampush, JCB North America’s product manager for skid steers and compact track loaders. “Turf tracks, for example, are best suited for applications where extreme ground care is needed, whereas a more aggressive track pattern will be necessary for extra traction on wet or loose-packed ground. For snow removal applications, consider snow tracks that offer better traction, smoother turning and shorter stopping distances. Choose the type of track to suit the ground conditions that you expect to work in most often, and you’ll most often get the best return on your machine investment.”