New JCB Loadall 532-60 telescopic handler for livestock farms

An all-new addition to the JCB Loadall telescopic handler range brings more advanced technology, greater operating efficiency and new levels of operator comfort to the livestock farming sector.

The Loadall 532-60 AGRI features JCB’s new Command Plus cab with its industry-leading combination of space, all-round visibility and quietness.

John Smith, Managing Director, JCB Agriculture said: “This machine brings the advantages of our large platform Loadall telescopic handlers, such as the hydraulic performance and all-new Command Plus cab, to operators who need a 3 tonne, 6.0m telescopic handler.

“It has the potential to improve productivity on dairy and other livestock farms, while keeping ownership costs in check and giving operators unprecedented levels of comfort and excellent visibility in all directions.”

Market position

The Loadall 532-60 slots into JCB’s telescopic handler range with the same lift capacity as the new-generation 532-70 at 3,200kg but in a shorter and slightly narrower package.

This results in a highly manoeuvrable machine with multi-mode steering for work in and around farm buildings, and with sufficient substance for field work, such as stacking and loading bales.

As such, it provides an obvious upgrade for operators of JCB’s Loadall 526-56 powershift and 527-58 hydrostatic handlers, with the two-stage telescopic boom taking its full lift capacity to the 6.20m maximum lift height and sustaining 1,400kg of lift at 3.34m forward reach.

Where buildings access is critical, the Loadall 532-60 can be specified on 20in tyres to bring the machine’s height down to just 2.40m from 2.49m on 24in tyres, together with a slight reduction in overall width.


The Loadall 532-60 is powered by a 109hp version of JCB’s 4.4-litre EcoMAX diesel engine coupled to a manual powershift and torque converter transmission with four easily-accessible speeds using a thumb switch on the joystick. Four-wheel drive and a front axle limited slip differential option provides maximum traction.

Command Plus cab

As a Loadall Series III telehandler, the JCB 532-60 is fitted with the all-new Command Plus cab previously introduced on larger models in the range.

With a one-piece curved windscreen extending from the low scuttle at the front to beyond the operator’s head, forwards and upwards visibility is second to none. Similarly, the low-set boom pivot, large side and rear windows, and the compact emissions package and exhaust silencer located under the engine cover ensure excellent visibility to the machine’s extremities and beyond.

The control joystick operates a suite of JCB Smart Hydraulics features that include Smooth Ride System boom suspension with auto operation, Bucket Control System with low-effort bucket or fork shaking, and regenerative hydraulic boom lift cylinders that allow the boom to be lowered faster than usual under complete control for speedier, more productive loading and re-handling cycles.



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John Swire - 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.