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CEG ConExpo Coverage

ConExpo Launch for Compact JCB 525-60 Hi-Viz Telehandler


JCB’s 525-60 Hi-Viz telehandler will be launched at ConExpo 2014.

JCB’s 525-60 Hi-Viz telehandler will be launched at ConExpo 2014.

JCB is unveiling a new compact model at ConExpo 2014 to add to its growing Hi-Viz Loadall range for construction applications. The launch of the 525-60 brings a full-size telehandler performance and features the compact sector.

With a maximum lift height of 20 ft. (6 m) and a load capacity of 5,500 lbs. (2,495 kg), the 525-60 is just 5 ft.10 in. (1.7 m) wide and 6 ft. 3 in. (1.9 m) tall, allowing access to multi-story parking and permitting operation in confined site conditions. The 525-60 Hi-Viz replaces the 524-50, 527-55 and the 520-50 rear-engined models, with a modern side-engine mount design. This permits a low boom pivot point for maximum stability and increased visibility to the rear and across the boom.

Powered by a new Tier IV Final, 2.5-L, JCB Diesel by Kohler four-cylinder engine, the 525-60 delivers 74 hp (55 kW) for easy lifting performance and rapid travel. As with other JCB engines, there is no requirement for a diesel particulate filter or an SCR system to meet the Tier IV Final emissions regulations. This means that the JCB machine has a service-free emissions control system, reducing operating costs and complexity for customers.

A simple to operate two-speed hydrostatic transmission offers travel speeds of up to 16 mph and the short wheelbase makes the 525-60 an extremely maneuverable machine. Equipped with a 21 gpm (79.5 Lpm) hydraulic pump, the machine delivers auxiliary hydraulic power for a sideshift attachment carriage. Customers can choose between JCB's Q-fit carriage or a universal 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 allowing smooth operation and fine control for the operator. The machine is available with a choice of canopy or fully glazed cab, with the option of air conditioning.

Serviceability is much improved with the side-mounted engine installation and, depending on territory, the machine can be supplied with JCB's LiveLink telematic monitoring system for maximum fleet visibility and maintenance control. Options include full road light kits and screen guards for harsh working environments.