JCB debuts rotating telehandler for N.A. market
By Lindsey Anderson11 October 2021
JCB North America has launched a new rotating telehandler, the 512-83R. Offering a maximum lift capacity of 12,000 pounds and a maximum working height of 83 feet, the 512-83R is powered by a 145hp JCB EcoMax engine and has a two-speed hydrostatic transmission with a top travel speed of 25 mph.
The new rotating telehandler has a 7-inch display screen that can be programmed with envelop limits and it also can be utlized with a range of attachments, including winches and work platforms, with RFID tags for active load charts. The 512-83R’s stabilizers feature auto one-touch deployment, stowage and levelling, and the machine also has JCB LiveLink telematics system as standard with a 5-year subscription.
The 512-83R has a lower chassis-mounted engine layout, with a low boom design that JCB says provides all-round visibility. The unit also has numerous options including work light and camera kits, which include a boom head camera for precise placement at height.
Additional attachments include: pallet forks, carriage winch, jib winch, a reduced height jib, a lifting hook, light duty bucket, 360° rotating forks and a range of useful fork-mounted accessories. The machine also offers remote-control lift-end operation and the availability of mobile elevating work platforms.