The Teleskid can reach 8 percent higher than other skid steers.
JCB previewed the world's first skid steer and compact track loader with a telescopic boom. The JCB Teleskid can reach 60 percent further forward than other skid steers and can dig below its chassis to a depth of approximately 1 meter. In addition, this new machine can reach 8 percent higher than other skid steers, according to the manufacturer.
JCB Chief Innovation and Growth Officer Tim Burnhope said: “Through innovation this machine will surpass the expectations of our customers as the world's first skid steer and compact track loader with a telescopic boom. The JCB Teleskid can reach further forward and lift higher and dig deeper than any other skid steer.”
JCB pioneered telescopic technology with the launch of the Loadall nearly 40 years ago. Nearly 25 years ago JCB also introduced another innovation: the industry's first single-arm — or 'Powerboom' — skid steer.
Now the company has combined both technologies into one to produce the JCB Teleskid: a skid steer and track loader complete with a telescopic boom.
The JCB Teleskid has a forward reach of 2.4 meters. With a lift height of 4 meters, the JCB Teleskid can reach 8 percent higher than other skid steers.
Tim Burnhope added: “The JCB Teleskid can do the work of four machines — a telescopic handler, masted forklift, compact loader and a skid steer, all in one easily-serviced machine. The telescopic boom will allow operators to load trucks without a ramp, reach over kerbing and dig below ground, all with clear visibility of the attachment.”
The JCB Teleskid is able to combine vertical and radial lift capability. A bucket-positioning levelling system allows the bucket level to be set and maintained throughout the boom's range of movement.
The JCB Teleskid will feature a fully enclosed cab that is 33 percent larger than industry average, and JCB's myCHOICE software, allowing control responsiveness and joystick sensitivity to be tailored to suit operator preferences. A 74hp/55kW JCB Ecomax engine will provide high torque at a low RPM and ensure compliance with Tier IV Final / Stage IIIB emissions standards.
Tracked and wheeled Teleskid models will be sold in North America, while European markets will be offered the wheeled variant, which is most popular in that region.
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