JCB's P90 series telehandlers includes a new 10,000-pound unit that reaches to 56 feet and tops out the high-boom Loadall line. Three other telehandlers replace existing models. All machines have larger cabs and side-mounted Tier-III compliant diesel engines. All but the smallest has rear-axle stabilization that is patent-pending.
Loadall 506-36 replaces the 506C; 507-42 replaces the 506CHL, and 509-42 replaces the 508C. The new unit is the 510-56. Nomenclature indicates the lift capacity and working height, that is, the 510-56 lifts 10,000 pounds to 56 feet.
Side-mounted engines are featured on JCB's compact and low-boom telehandlers. Engines are mounted 90 degrees to the frame for access to service and maintenance areas. Model 506-36 has an 85-horsepower JCB powerplant, and the 507-42 and 509-42 have the 100-horsepower DieselMax. A 114-horsepower DieselMax powers the 510-56. Each has an integrated power train, including JCB 4x4 Power Shift transmission and JCB axles.
Rear-axle stabilization changes the stability triangle to a square, JCB officials say, by locking out the rear axle. This automatically prevents the axle from pivoting. The patent-pending feature responds to speed and motion, and it will function during travel. The feature is standard except on the 506-36.
The cab on the series is mounted lower and has a larger interior than the previous models. A large glass area improves both upward and all-around visibility.
Also replaced are the multiple mechanical levers. Instead, a plus pattern servo lever has proportional and flowshare capability that JCB says provides precise control and fast cycling. The boom is positioned high on the machine for visibility. Instrument layout includes intuitive controls, JCB says, with load charts available for standard carriage, tilt and truss boom operation.
Tire options include air-filled, eco ballast, puncture sealant and foam-filled, although all lift capacities are set without tire ballast.
|Loadall Specs at a Glance|
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