JCB introduces compact telehandler that meets emission regulations
JCB is expanding its telehandler line-up with the addition of the compact 525-60 at Conexpo. According to the firm, the 525-60 offers full-size telehandler performance in a compact chassis. Maximum lift height is 6m and its load capacity is 2.5 tonnes, while the 525-60 is just 1.8m wide and 1.91m tall. This allows it to be operated in sites with limited space. The 525-60 Hi-Viz replaces the rear-engined 524-50, 527-55 and the 520-50 models, and features a side-mounted engine design. This permits a low boom pivot point for maximum stability and increased visibility to the rear and across the boom. Power comes from a new Tier 4 Final, 2.5litre, JCB Diesel by Kohler, delivering 55kW. As with other JCB engines, there is no diesel particulate filter or SCR system but the engine still meets the Tier 4 Final emissions regulations. A simple to operate two-stage hydrostatic transmission offers travel speeds of up to 25km/h while the short wheelbase makes the 525-60 manoeuvrable. Customers can choose between JCB’s Q-fit carriage or a skid steer compatible attachment interface for ultimate versatility and fleet acceptance. All boom functions are controlled by a single servo lever joystick, with proportional control of the two-stage boom extension and the machine is available with a choice of canopy or fully glazed cab.The machine can be supplied with JCB’s LiveLink telematic monitoring system for maximum fleet visibility and maintenance control, while options include road lights and screen guards.