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New JCB Loadall takes compact equipment to new heights

The next generation JCB 525-60 Hi-Viz Compact Loadall has just been released to the Australian market, combining compact design with a reach capacity that can rival larger machines.

“This new model is ideal for general handling in and around the building site and because it can fit in spaces even below two metres, accessing low height multi-storey and basement car parks or confined areas is easy,” says Greg Sealey, JCB CEA National Product Manager.

“The new model replaces the previous JCB Compact Loadall and has an improved design that allows a 2,500 kg lift capacity well suited to general handling. And the six metre lift height means it can safely lift building materials to second-storey building height.”

The chassis is a one piece design that features 25 mm thick chassis side plates, making it strong and rigid while still allowing for a tight turning circle when working in confined spaces. The cab is fitted with manual selectable 4WS, offering a choice of front wheel, all wheel and crab steer modes for increased manoeuvrability.

Despite the compact design, the 525-60 doesn’t compromise productivity as the machine comes standard with JCB’s patented technology software, Livelink, which offers increased fleet monitoring capabilities. The software delivers real-time information on fleet management, maintenance, run hours, and security straight to a computer, tablet or mobile.

“LiveLink allows operators to work smarter. It gives peace of mind that your machines are well maintained and in good health without having to travel around work sites conducting inspections,” Greg says.

With safety a top priority for JCB, the 525-60 has a low boom pivot point for increased visibility to the right hand front and rear wheels, which is of paramount importance when working in confined areas. Also improving visibility is the low-set bonnet, which gives off-side visibility. The bonnet is specially designed to open wide enough to give easy access to the service points, all of which can be reached from ground level.

The 525-60 is powered by a 55.4kW  (74hp) JCB Diesel by Kohler Tier 4 final engine that doesn’t require any form of after treatment such as AdBlue or diesel particulate filter, reducing the cost of maintenance and overall ownership.

The 525-60 was developed by JCB in response to growing demand for a smaller sized machine that delivers reach capabilities that, in the past, have only been seen in larger telehandlers, making it perfect for a wide array of applications.

“Versatility is the number one feature that can help ensure return on investment when purchasing equipment for your operation,” Greg says.

“The more tasks each model is suited for, the greater your product utilisation. That’s what makes this generation of Loadall telehandlers superior to others on the market.”

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