JCB Launches Highest Capacity Model for U.S. Market

Thu June 26, 2014 - National Edition
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The 516-42 uses many of the tried and tested components found on the 514-56 but with improvements like a  stronger 3-stage boom, with a heavy-duty inner section and larger diameter, and 3.1 in. (7.8 cm) lift rams.
The 516-42 uses many of the tried and tested components found on the 514-56 but with improvements like a stronger 3-stage boom, with a heavy-duty inner section and larger diameter, and 3.1 in. (7.8 cm) lift rams.

JCB has unveiled the 516-42, its first 16,000 lb. (7,257 kg) capacity telehandler with a 42 ft. (12.8 m) lift height. Building on the success of the 514-56, this new machine uses many of the tried and tested components found on the 514-56 but with improvements like a stronger 3-stage boom, with a heavy-duty inner section and larger diameter, and 3.1 in. (7.8 cm) lift rams. Utilizing a hydraulic cylinder and chain design this system, just like that on the 514-56, delivers smooth extension and retraction of the boom, according to the manufacturer.

The machine further builds on the success of its North American counterpart, the 514-56 by using a similar, but uprated, direct-mount carriage, and the forks and 2.75 in. (7 cm) fork shaft from the 514-56 also have been used The telescopic handler’s chassis benefits from standard heavy-duty JCB axles and 20-ply Titan tires, with three-piece rims, to cope with the additional loads imposed by the higher lift capacity.

Designed primarily as a lift and place machine for many applications, including the oil and gas industries, that demand high capacities with excellent maneuverability, the 516-42 also offers visibility from its spacious, comfortable cab. The machine is powered by a Tier IV Interim JCB Ecomax engine, delivering 109 hp (81 kW), and a four-speed powershift transmission. The JCB Ecomax engine meets the emissions standard without the need for a costly DPF or any form of exhaust after-treatment, reducing maintenance and ownership costs for the customer.

For more information, visit www.jcb.com.