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JCB’s smallest compact Loadall

The smallest Loadall telescopic handler model ever produced by JCB will be on show for the first time at the forthcoming Saltex exhibition in September.

The new 515-40 model is 1.8m high, 2.97m long and weighs less than 3.5 tonnes. Delivering powerful performance despite these compact dimensions, the machine will bring the benefits of JCB’s Loadall range to previously inaccessible construction and industrial applications.

At the heart of the JCB 515-40 is an innovative chassis design. To achieve the lowest possible working height, JCB have challenged conventional design concepts to develop this off-set, single-spine chassis with the machine’s cab then occupying the resulting space.

As a result, the machine has a spacious operator environment, with easy access, yet the overall height of the machine is reduced to less than 2m - a barrier that has previously prevented compact telescopic handlers performing in many otherwise suitable applications.

Designed for efficient manoeuvrability in restricted spaces and difficult ground conditions, the JCB 515-40 features four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering and a hydrostatic transmission. Powered by a 50hp Deutz engine, the JCB model can handle a 1,500kg payload at a 4m lift height. For added versatility it can be specified with a compact Loadall or skid-steer quick hitch, allowing the use of a vast range of compatible attachments. This extra functionality, combined with ease of operation makes the machine attractive to plant hirers.                             

Also on show at Saltex will be JCB’s 6x4 and 4x4 versions of their Groundhog utility vehicles.

Building on the success of the popular JCB Groundhog 6x4, the 4x4 version has many of the same key features such as high payload, versatility and the availability of road legal kits. It is powered by a 19.5kW (26hp) diesel engine, delivering a top speed of 50km/h (31 miles/h). The 4x4 CVT transmission with high/low gear range and engine braking provide easy driving and control, while all-wheel hydraulic disc brakes with split circuit and a twin calliper parking brake provide stopping power and safety. 



The JCB Groundhog 4x4 features fully independent suspension at each wheel, with high ground clearance and progressive rate springs at the rear whether laden or unladen. 



Suitable for transporting people across rough and delicate ground, the JCB 6x4 Groundhog utility vehicle has already proved popular in a wide range of markets. 



The permanent four-wheel drive utility vehicle is powered by a 768cc, liquid-cooled, 20hp (14.9kW) diesel engine. It features CVT transmission including manual differential lock with a Kevlar drive belt for enhanced durability. The machine has a maximum travel speed of 18 miles/h (29km/h), maximum payload of 500kg and a towing capacity of 500kg.

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