JCB has introduced the 540-200 telehandler with a maximum reach height of 65 feet, the highest in its line.
The boom of the 540-200 has been specifically designed for the construction market, using lighter, higher grade material to improve the capacity of the machine at reach.
It utilizes a 5-stage boom design, which ensures that overall machine length is kept to a minimum and that site maneuverability is maximized.
This 5-stage boom is driven by an internal extension ram and chain system, providing proportional extension of the boom. This means boom extension markers are only needed on the first intermediate boom, making the machine easier to use, JCB says.
The design of the chain and roller system uses a pre-lubricated chain and sealed-for-life rollers, reducing the need for greasing, increasing service intervals and minimizing machine downtime. The system is also designed to visibly show the operator and technician when chain adjustment is necessary. And to maximize stability while working at heights, the stabilizer package is set forward, providing a compact yet stable machine footprint.
In common with the whole of the JCB Loadall telehandler range, the boom nose is a one-piece design, which minimizes the stresses placed on the inner boom during operation.