The JCB Loadall 542-100 provides more lift capacity than JCB’s current high-lift model, while a higher-powered version of the Loadall 560-80, renowned for its bulk loading and re-handling productivity, will give the machine even punchier performance the company claims.
Both new telehandlers will come with JCB’s AGRI Pro package, combining a 129kW (173hp) engine with the DualTech VT transmission that provides hydrostatic and powershift drive.
The all-new JCB Loadall 542-100 will complement JCB’s current high-lift telehandler – the 536-95 – with a half-tonne increase in maximum lift capacity of 4.2 tonnes. It will also lift heavier loads throughout the boom envelope and to the 9.8m maximum lift height.
In highest-specification AGRI Pro form, the Loadall 542-100 will be significantly more powerful thanks to its 129kW (173hp) engine and also faster with JCB’s unique 50kph DualTech VT transmission installed, enabling large farms and straw contractors to work more efficiently and more productively.
Yet the Loadall 542-100 will have the same footprint as the current model, JCB claim it will be just as nimble for routine yard work.
In common with other AGRI Pro versions of JCB’s Loadall handlers, the new high-lift model will also benefit from the durability of an upgraded drivetrain and a high-output 160-litre/min hydraulics package.
The AGRI Pro specification will be available alongside AGRI Super and AGRI Xtra configurations, so the 542-100 will also be available with 112kW (150hp) and 97kW (130hp) versions of the JCB DieselMAX engine and a 40kph version of the JCB DualTech VT transmission, which provides initial movement by hydrostatic drive for the most precise control before automatically switching to direct-drive powershift at faster speeds.
Loadall 560-80 AGRI Pro
With its 129kW (173hp) JCB DieselMAX engine, the Loadall 560-80 AGRI Pro will become the most powerful and best-equipped 6 tonne capacity telehandler in the Loadall range.
The 560-80 is currently available to AGRI Super 97kW (130hp) specification with a four-speed JCB Powershift transmission and 140-litre/min hydraulics, and in AGRI Xtra form with 112kW (150hp), a 160-litre/min pump and JCB’s unique DualTech-VT hydro/powershift transmission.
The new AGRI Pro version will have a 40kph version of this transmission and 160-litre/min hydraulics – plus 15% more power and 15% more peak torque at 690Nm from the 4.8-litre JCB engine.