Four tonner expands JCB HiViz telehandler range

By Euan Youdale04 April 2016

The JCB 540-140 HiViz telehandler.

The JCB 540-140 HiViz telehandler.

JCB has added a fourth model to its HiViz telehandler range and will launch it at Bauma.

The 540-140 HiViz offers a 4 tonne maximum lift capacity with a maximum lift height of 13.47m on wheels, or 13.78m when using stabilisers. Designed for its high level of rear and offside visibility, the HiViz machine is equipped with a choice of Tier 4 Final diesel engines.

The 540-140 HiViz Loadall has the lowest boom mounting in its class, says the manufacturer, up to 235mm lower than the standard 540-140, ensuring visibility across the offside and to the rear of the machine and boosting safety on site. V

Visibility is further improved thanks to a 13% reduction in the boom section and a more compact rear chassis section which reduces overhang by 330mm. Hydraulic performance is closely matched with the engine’s output, while lift performance has been tailored to the machine’s stability, both when working on wheels and with the stabilisers.

Hose burst check valves on the lift rams prevent collapse in the event of a hose failure and JCB’s patented Adaptive Load Control system is automatically activated to control boom functions and help longitudinal stability.

It is powered by JCB’s Ecomax diesel engine. Customers can choose a low-maintenance 55kW version that meets the latest engine emission standards with no requirement for a diesel particulate filter (DPF) or a diesel exhaust additive fluid. JCB’s recalibration of the Ecomax engine achieves this emission requirement while achieving an 8% fuel saving.

For those that require additional power, there are 81kW and 93kW versions of the Ecomax engine, that use JCB’s one-can SCR solution, with no DPF. The Selective Catalytic Reduction unit, which uses a Urea-based additive to reduce NOx emissions, is incorporated into a single exhaust muffler, replacing the existing exhaust box.

There will be a range of aerial work platform options, including a platform ready specification that can be used with the Loadall.

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