Global telescopic handler market leader JCB has expanded its compact telehandler offering with the launch of the 516-40, for all markets excluding North America. The machine boasts an offset single-spine chassis and individual hydraulic wheel motor drive system, that delivers the overall size and agility of a skid steer loader, with the greater lift capacity and reach of a telescopic handler. An improved hydrostatic drive and upgraded hydraulic lift components deliver additional capacity and an impressive working envelope for such a compact machine.
The 516-40 is powered by a 2.2-litre JCB Diesel by Kohler engine, producing 49hp (36.6 kW) of power. With permanent all-wheel drive and four-wheel steering, the 516-40 offers a turning radius of just 2.8m. A lift capacity of 1.6 tonnes and a maximum lift height of 4m, makes for a powerful performer on house building and general construction sites, despite the machine being just 1.56m wide and 1.8m high. These dimensions will allow the telehandler to operate in underground or multi-storey car parks, making it an ideal machine for residential and office development.
The improved hydrostatic transmission delivers increased pushing power and higher travel speeds in both low and high travel ranges. A constant-flow hydraulic option can be used to power rotary sweeper brushes and other attachments, independent of travel speed. A single proportional joystick controls all boom and auxiliary hydraulic functions for ease of operation.
A choice of attachment carriages is available, making the 516-40 compatible with a wide range of buckets and work tools. This also makes it easy for customers to integrate the 516-40 with other machines in a rental fleet.