JCB's new 508-66 telehandler.

JCB's new 508-66 telehandler.

JCB will showcase various Loadall telescopic handlers from its broad lineup at ConExpo, March 7-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Among those on display will be the 512-56, 514-56 and 508-66 models. The company will also have new units, but kept details at bay.

The new 508-66 lift-and-place telehandler can reach up 66 feet with a 3,000-pound load when its two front stabilizers are deployed. That’s enough reach to set a load of material or piece of equipment atop a six-story building. With the stabilizers set, the 508-66 can also raise its 8,500-pound maximum load to a height of 33 feet, or reach forward 52-feet, 6-inches with a 400-pound load.

The machine can also handle loads with its stabilizers raised. Lifting just off the tires, it can raise 1,000 pounds to a height of 32-feet, 8-inches; lift 8,500 pounds up to 18 feet; or place 400 pounds at 31-feet, 8-inches of forward reach. It can also travel while carrying up to 8,500 pounds.

The unit has a turning radius of 13 feet, 6 inches; weighs 28,627 pounds; and stands 7-feet-10.5-inches-wide, 22-feet-5-inches-long and 8-feet-10.5-inches-high.

JCB’s 512-56 telescopic handler is one of the largest in the company’s telescopic handler arsenal. It can elevate a maximum load of 12,000 pounds up to a height of 56 feet. Standard axle-mounted stabilizers level the chassis, enabling the 512-56 to lift massive loads without sacrificing safety, JCB says. It’s ideal for lifting and placing heavy items at construction and industrial sites.

The 512-56’s boom is positioned high for optimum operator visibility. The boom’s quick-hitch enables operators to use a wide variety of attachments, further enhancing its versatility and productivity.

Operators can enter and exit the 512-56’s lower-mounted, ergonomically designed cab. A large right-hand cluster provides at-a-glance reading of the machine’s instrument display. The cab’s plus-pattern servo hydraulic control lever features proportional and flow-share capability for precise control with fast cycle times.

Lastly, the company will also highlight its 514-56, one of its largest telehandlers. Able to elevate 14,000 pounds up to a height of 56 feet, the 514-56 is easy to operate, JCB says, with low-effort servo controls arranged in a pattern style familiar to most operators.

The 514-56 telehandler’s 109-hp, Tier-4-Final EcoMAX engine can provide “great responsiveness and fuel-efficient matching of transmission and hydraulics,” the company continues. “A precise, high-speed, double-boom chain extension system maximizes jobsite efficiency. The low-mounted boom provides a rigid structure and maximum over-the-shoulder visibility. Hoses are routed through the boom for maximum protection, while boom overlaps of up to 3.2ft ensure ultimate strength and durability.”

JCB's booth is in the Gold Lot at G3364.

For more on ConExpo and the access and telehandler industry, see the March issue of Access, Lift & Handlers which will have a special supplement to the event.

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