PlantworX 2017 will see two UK firsts from JCB – with British show debuts for the JCB 540-180 HiViz Loadall and the world’s first skid steer with a telescopic boom – the JCB Teleskid.

The JCB Teleskid is a revolutionary new product that can reach 60% further forward than any other skid steer on the market and – in an industry first – it is the only skid steer in the world that can dig below its chassis to an unparalleled depth of around one metre. In addition, this innovative new machine can reach 8% higher than any other skid steer.

PlantworX marks a first UK public appearance for the JCB 540-180 HiViz – an 18-metre Loadall which expands what is already the world’s biggest range of telescopic handlers. The new Loadall offers a 5% improvement in lift height, 10% greater forward reach, 50% lower SAE serviceability rating, 50% service cost saving over 1,000 hours and 20% faster cycle times.

This year’s show will also see the PlantworX debut for the revolutionary JCB Hydradig 110W which has taken the industry by storm since launch by delivering new levels of digging, lifting, loading and tool-carrying performance to urban construction, highway maintenance and municipal operations. The concept brings unparalleled visibility, stability, manoeuvrability, mobility and serviceability.

Also featuring on the stand or in the demonstration areas will be a full line-up of JCB equipment from its compact excavator, wheeled loading shovel, backhoe loader, Loadall telescopic handler, tracked excavator, site dumper, compaction and generator ranges