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JCB Teleskid Boasts Ability to Dig Below Its Chassis

Wed April 12, 2017 - National Edition
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The JCB teleskid can dig below its chassis to a depth of 3 ft. (.9 m).
The JCB teleskid can dig below its chassis to a depth of 3 ft. (.9 m).

The JCB teleskid is a new product that can reach 60 percent farther forward than any other skid steer on the market and — in an industry first — it is the only skid steer in the world that can dig below its chassis to a depth of 3 ft. (.9 m). In addition, this new machine can reach 8 percent higher than any other skid steer, 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 farther 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, taking safety to new levels.

Now the company has taken its drive for innovative product solutions a stage farther by combining 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 8 ft. (2.4 m) — with a lift height of 13 ft. (3.9 m), the JCB Teleskid can reach 8 percent higher than any other skid steer in the world, according to the manufacturer.

“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 curbing and dig below ground, all with clear visibility of the attachment,” Burnhope said.

The JCB teleskid will be the only skid steer on the market which is able to combine vertical and radial lift capability. A unique 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 74 hp (55 kW) 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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