Many hirers have telehandlers in their fleets, so they might be interested to learn that JCB is debuting two new Loadall machines at the forthcoming LAMMA show at the NEC.

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.

Both new telehandlers will come with JCB’s unique AGRI Pro package, now available across the Loadall range, combining a 129kW (173hp) engine with the DualTech VT transmission that provides “best of both Worlds” hydrostatic and powershift drive, resulting in ideal driving characteristics for different tasks across a wide range of speeds.

The all-new JCB Loadall 542-100 (pictured) complements JCB’s current high-lift  machine – the 536-95 – with a half-tonne increase in the maximum lift capacity of 4.2 tonnes. Built with new chassis and boom designs enabling a number of performance and productivity enhancing features, it will also lift heavier loads throughout the boom envelope and to the 9.8m maximum lift height.

In its highest-spec AGRI Pro form, the Loadall 542-100 is more powerful thanks to its 129kW engine - and is also faster with JCB’s 50kph DualTech VT transmission installed, enabling operators to work more efficiently and productively. However, the Loadall 542-100 has the same footprint as the current model, so it is just as adept at routine yard tasks.

The AGRI Pro specification will be available alongside AGRI Super and AGRI Xtra configurations, so the 542-100 will also be available with 112kW and 97kW versions of the DieselMAX engine and a 40kph version of the 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.

With its 129kW DieselMAX engine, the Loadall 560-80 AGRI Pro becomes the most powerful and best-equipped six tonne capacity telehandler in the Loadall range.

The 560-80 is currently available to AGRI Super 97kW specification with a four-speed Powershift transmission and 140-litre/min hydraulics, and in AGRI Xtra form with 112kW (150hp), a 160-litre/min pump and JCB’s DualTech-VT hydro/powershift transmission. The AGRI Pro version has 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 engine.