JCB to highlight materials handling and tractors at LAMMA

The most comprehensive range of loading and materials handling solutions of any manufacturer will be highlighted by JCB at the LAMMA show on 8/9 January when examples of a diverse choice of machines will be displayed alongside the unique JCB Fastrac tractor range.

In addition to examples of the JCB Loadall – the World’s Number 1 telescopic handler range – there will be wheeled loaders from both ends of the performance spectrum, telescopic wheeled loaders, skid-steer loaders with fixed length and unique telescopic mono booms, the Teletruk hard-surface telescopic forklift and a compact excavator to illustrate the wide scope of what JCB Agriculture dealers throughout the UK and Ireland can supply.

Telehandlers

The JCB telescopic handler range offers a machine for every farm size and working situation, from the ultra-compact 516-40 AGRI with its 1600kg lift capacity, 4 metre lift height and 47hp engine to the 560-80 AGRI bulk handling machine with 6 tonnes lift capacity to 8 metres.

In addition to four-speed and six-speed powershift transmissions, JCB AGRI Pro versions of all 6 metre to 9.5 metre Loadall handlers are available with the unique DualTech VT hydro-mechanical transmission, which offers best of both Worlds performance in terms of low-speed control and driving ease and fuel-efficient sustained towing ability on the road.

Wheeled loaders

There is a similarly broad spectrum of performance in the JCB wheeled loader range, which spans the newly-developed ultra-compact 403 AGRI with 36hp and hydrostatic drive to the 258hp 457 AGRI bulk store re-handling and loading machine.

Between these extremes come no fewer than 10 further models catering for contractors, livestock and arable farms, and feed and fertiliser processing plants, including the 230hp JCB 435S AGRI with the best power-to-weight ratio in its class for efficient silage clamp and muck heap operations.

Five machines with the added versatility of a telescopic boom start with the 62hp TM180 with 1800kg lift capacity to 4.5 metres and peak with the new range-leading JCB TM420 with 145hp and 4.1 tonne lift capacity to 5.4 metres.

Skid-steer loaders and telescopic forklifts

Where working situations demand the ultimate in compact size and agility, then JCB’s skid-steer loaders have the solution with fixed-length mono boom models providing operating capacities from 700kg to 1500kg on wheels and 840kg to 1450kg on rubber tracks.

The line-up now includes the unique Teleskid versions that add a new dimension to the versatility and load-placement capabilities of these machines with a telescopic boom, alongside the safety and efficiency credentials of the side door cab access.

The three-model JCB Teletruk range with lift capacities from 2.7 to 3.5 tonnes provides similar load placement and recovery versatility on hard surfaces in locations such as vegetable storage and processing plants.

Compact excavators

A growing range of compact 360-degree excavators available from JCB Agriculture dealers will be illustrated by the JCB 19C-1, a 1.94 tonne digger with a choice of three dipper lengths for digging depths to 2.81 metres and surface reach of 4.22 metres.

With a line-up starting with the micro-size 8008 CTS weighing in at 850kg, the UK-built JCB compact excavator range provides a highly mobile solution for farm drainage and buildings works, water pipe installation and a host of other applications where a ‘mechanical spade’ gets the job done faster and more easily.

Fastrac tractors

The JCB Fastrac, meanwhile, continues to lead the way in operator comfort, safe and legal high speed road travel, efficient field work and unrivalled versatility.

At the LAMMA 2019 show, the 175-348hp range will be represented by the Fastrac 4220 and 8330, with a demount sprayer and a ‘utility’ version equipped for non-agricultural applications highlighting the productivity-boosting rear, front and deck-mounting flexibility of the design.

 

 

 

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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.