The 540-200 telehandler has an all-new five-section telescopic boom, offering a 66-foot lift height, making the unit the highest reaching in JCB’s range. It comes with a Tier 4-Interim driveline and is powered by the company’s Ecomax diesel engine, delivering 109 horsepower, up from the previous machine’s 100 horsepower. It also provides 377 lb.-ft. of torque, up from 324 lb.-ft., with the previous Dieselmax motor. The Ecomax engine has been designed to achieve Tier 4-Interim emissions standards without the use of a DPF or any other form of aftertreatment. The boom is powered by a single internally mounted extension ram and chains that ensure all five sections are extended proportionally. A single joystick lever provides total proportional control of all boom functions and the machine is standard with an auxiliary hydraulic service featuring a drain to tank for powered attachments. With a maximum lift capacity of 8,800 pounds, the 540-200 delivers a 5,000-pound capacity at 5 feet 7 inches, and 3,000-pound capacity at full height.
March 14, 2014