JCB is launching a new range of telescopic wheeled loaders that set new performance standards with an industry-first 50kph eight-speed powershift transmission and the industry’s most powerful engine in a machine of this type.
Both developments feature in a new flagship model – the 173hp (129kW) TM420S – in JCB’s ‘Stage V’ telescopic wheeled loader line-up, along with a new cab that gives the operator outstanding visibility.
JCB Agriculture Managing Director John Smith said: “This new range underscores JCB’s leading position in agricultural materials handling. As tough, durable and highly manoeuvrable machines, the ‘TM’ telescopic loaders have always been at the top of the popularity charts with farmers and agricultural contractors.
“Now they take a big leap forward with more power for all models, our unique eight-speed transmission with 50kph top speed potential and torque converter lock-up in all forward and reverse gears for the ultimate in power efficiency and high tractive effort.
“Combined with the outstanding visibility provided by the new cab and fuel-saving features from the latest JCB DieselMAX engines, the performance, productivity and cost-efficiency of JCB telescopic loaders is taken to new heights.”
There are four models in the range with new variants and performance upgrades throughout. Lift capacities and lift heights continue at 3.2 tonnes and 5.20 metres for the TM320 and TM320S, and 4.1 tonnes and 5.45 metres for the TM420 and new TM420S.