JCB 516-40 is a compact 3-IN-1 telehandler

JCB’s 516-40 telehandler is being offered as the smallest telehandler in the JCB range with all the attributes of a skid steer, a wheel loader and forklift combined into one compact package

JCB Construction Equipment Australia (CEA) is bringing the smallest telehandler in the JCB range, the 516-40, to our local shores.

One of the most innovative telehandlers in the world, the 516-40 combines the benefitss of a skid steer, a wheel loader and forklift into one compact handler package.

Anthony Lockwood, JCB CEA National Product Manager for Telehandlers, says the machine is extremely versatile due to its compact nature and JCB technology.

“This small telehandler achieves its extraordinary versatility because of JCB’s revolutionary offset single-spine chassis. Core strength of the machine is under the boom, while the chassis wraps around the cab, meaning the cab can be mounted lower than normal,” Anthony says.

“This means the whole machine sits lower at just 1.8m for improved manoeuvrability and easier cab access. Another plus is that we haven’t had to reduce the cab size or performance to achieve these benefits for the operator.”

The 516-40 comes with a Tier 3-compliant JCB Diesel from Kohler engine. With engine power of 35kW (48hp) it’s able to produce 130Nm of torque at just 1600rpm.

A joystick-mounted shuttle switch offers fast and easy directional control, and the single auxiliary service allows you to operate attachments that require hydraulic power.

“For ultimate traction in soft muddy areas, the 516-40 comes equipped with four-wheel-drive as standard, while a wide range of tyre options helps operators to work in many different environments.

“Operators can raise 1600kg throughout the lift arc of the boom, up to the full height of 4m. There’s also a 1000kg lift capacity at 2m forward reach, making it easy and safe to load or unload trucks of brick or other heavy, packed materials,” Anthony says.

“The machine is ideal for all applications where a compact machine is needed, from small scale farming, to construction and hire and rental, the 516-40 can work anywhere.”

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