JCB is launching two new wheeled skid steer loaders – bolstering the company’s reputation as a leader and innovator in the skid steer market. The new 210 radial lift model offers a base rated operating capacity (ROC) of 950kg, while the new 215 vertical lift model boasts an ROC of 975kg.

The operating capacity of both the 210 and 215 models can be increased by an additional 90kg, to 1040kg and 1065kg respectively, with an optional, dealer-fitted “suitcase” counterweight kit.

The impressive ROC of the 210 and 215 will allow operators to take full advantage of the high-flow auxiliary hydraulic circuit, delivering 136 litres per minute, to power a range of high-flow attachments such as cold planers, augers and trenchers.

“The 210 and 215 deliver the high-horsepower benefits of larger skid steers to operators of light-frame skid steer platforms,” says JCB Chief Innovation and Growth Officer Tim Burnhope. “High-flow hydraulics allow our operators to perform more tasks more efficiently, use a greater range of attachments, and complete tasks faster.”

The new 210 and 215 are the first in JCB’s small-frame skid steer line up to be powered by the JCB by Kohler 55kW (74hp) engine, which offers a 20% increase in horsepower over comparably-sized skid steers in the JCB range, yet requires no diesel particulate filter (DPF). Both machines are Stage III B / Tier 4 Final compliant.

“The combination of more horsepower and a high-flow hydraulics system really reinforces the versatility of these incredible new skid steer machines, and expands the range of projects to which light-framed JCB skid steers can be applied,” says Burnhope. “The added benefit of all that additional power is that these machines will not be required to run at full capacity all the time, which means less stress on the systems and drivetrain, resulting in more uptime.”