JCB unveils new rotating telehandler and electric Teletruk

By: Chris McCullough, Photography by: Chris McCullough


Deals on Wheels writer Chris McCullough finds out about JCB's new electric Teletruk and rotating telehandler

JCB has launched its new electric Teletruk and a new rotating telehandler, both of which will generate interest in construction and agricultural markets.

New JCB electric Teletruk

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The new JCB 30-19E electric Teletruck can load vans from a safe distance

Hoping to capture a significant slice of the world’s electric forklift truck market of 250,000 units per year, JCB has unveiled its brand-new JCB 30-19E Teletruk, the first electric-powered model in its range.

Until now, JCB’s Teletruks have been powered by diesel and LPG and used predominantly in outdoor applications. With the launch of the new electric model, the Teletruk now becomes suited for a wealth of tasks inside buildings as well as outside.

JCB industrial general manager Paul Murray says, "Almost 250,000 electric forklifts are sold around the world every year. With the launch of the electric-powered JCB 30-19E, the opportunities are huge."

Power to the new zero-emission JCB 30-19E is provided by an 80-volt lead acid battery, which can work a full eight-hour shift on a single charge. The battery compartment is positioned at the rear of the truck and has been designed to allow quick and easy battery changeover.

Thanks to its electric driveline, the new JCB Teletruk, the company says the machine can climb a 21% gradient or ramp with ease and productivity is further enhanced with full free lift of 1575mm as standard.

Like all Teletruk models, the JCB 30-19E features a side-mounted boom and using the unique telescopic forward reach, has a lift capacity of 1900kg at two metres, meaning palletised loads can be loaded to the far side of a curtain-sided trailer.

The JCB 30-19E features the JCB ‘Command Plus’ cab, which is just 2.2 metres high, allowing the 30-19E to operate within the height constraints of shipping containers.

It has a 360-degree field of vision around the machine and to the attachment as well as a unique 111 degrees of carriage rotation, making the handling of goods easier and safer.

New Hydraload rotating telehandler

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JCB has launched its first-ever Hydraload 555-210R rotary telehandler

Recognising the growth in popularity of rotating machines with heavier lift capacities across Europe, JCB has launched the brand-new Hydraload rotating telescopic handler.

The company is initially launching the Hydraload 555-210R, offering a maximum lift capacity of 5.5 tonnes and a maximum working height of 20.5 metres. JCB says it designed the Hydraload rotating machine to meet the needs of specialist lifting contractors and the rental market.

Utilising a robust boom construction and a familiar driveline, JCB has focussed on reliability, versatility, productivity, ease of use, and safety as a means of delivering improved uptime and increased customer profitability.

To ensure that set-up time is minimised, the outriggers have auto one-touch deployment, stowage, and levelling. Competitive lift end cycle times and high auxiliary flow rates for efficient winch work, boost productivity further.

With a lower chassis engine layout, the machine offers excellent access and class-leading serviceability. A low, clean boom design gives excellent all-round visibility, augmented by comprehensive work light options and camera kits, including a boom head camera for precise placement at height.

The machines are powered by JCB’s proven highly-efficient Ecomax engines, offering a high degree of parts and service commonality with other Loadall models. The JCB LiveLink telematics system is fitted as standard and will incorporate features that enable operators to fully exploit the performance of this versatile machine.

At launch, the company will offer pallet forks, a 5.5-tonne carriage winch, a two-tonne x two-metre jib winch, a reduced height jib, 5.5-tonne hook, light-duty buckets, and a range of fork-mounted accessories, such as waste skips and concrete placing skips. Remote lift end operation and access platforms will also be offered.

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