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Telescopic safety and productivity as standard

JCB have announced that their patented Adaptive Load Control – a longitudinal load moment control (LLMC) system that fully complies with industry standard EN15000 – is now being fitted as standard on all JCB Loadall, Teletruk and Telemaster models sold in Europe and countries requiring CE marking.

Adaptive Load Control is designed to ensure that JCB telescopic reach machines comply with the new European regulation EN 15000, which has been introduced to reduce the likelihood of forward overturning of a variable-reach truck performing stationary loading or placing operations on consolidated, stable and level ground, by the use of an automated LLMC.

Dependent upon the machine type, Adaptive Load Control uses a combination of proportional or two-stage hydraulic cut-outs for the boom function, along with a number of other sensors monitored by an onboard control unit which then adjusts the hydraulic flow to control the boom out and boom down functions accordingly.

As EN15000 is designed to protect operators of stationary variable-reach machines while lifting loads, and cannot be activated or deactivated by the operator, Adaptive Load Control is automatically deactivated when the machine is on the move or has the boom fully retracted, and re-activated when it stops travelling and has the boom extended. This ensures that versatility and productivity of the machine is not compromised when being used for tasks other than handling loads with forks in static lifts (eg bulk re-handling applications).

Tim Burnhope, JCB group managing director for product development and commercial operations, commented: ‘With Adaptive Load Control, JCB have yet again developed an innovative solution that not only meets legislation, but does so without impacting on lift performance or productivity when the machine is operating as a loader.’

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