JCB has introduced the 525-60 Agri Compact Loadall to Australia it is ideal for general handling around farms and small enough to access older or smaller farm buildings. Source: AFDJ eNews
Australian farmers are looking for smaller machines to work in their operations, according to Greg Sealey from JCB Construction Equipment Australia (CEA).
Mr Sealey says the 525-60 Agri Loadall is small enough to access older farm buildings with doorways under two-metres wide but with the added benefit of greater reach capabilities usually found on larger telescopic handlers.
“This machine is ideal for general handling in and around the farm. The six-metre lift height makes it very versatile and well suited to tasks like stacking bales,” he said.
The 525-60 Agri has a 2500kg lift capacity, and is perfect for small to medium sized dairy, beef, pig and poultry operations where machine size is an important consideration.
“The 525-60 Agri is just 1970mm in height with a narrow width of 1840mm, which allows it to access very tight operating environments like poultry sheds and outbuildings,” Mr Sealey said.
“This machine boasts all the features that are found on the larger JCB Agri Loadalls, but in a compact package.”
The 525-60 Agri Loadall also offers good engine performance for demanding applications with a wide-core cooling package containing a hydraulic reversing fan that efficiently removes built up debris from the cooling pack.
“The Loadall is equipped with a JCB diesel by Kohler T4 Final engine, which produces 300Nm of torque at just 1400rpm, and doesn’t need costly DPF or DEF after-treatments,” Mr Sealey said.
“Loading performance is also improved, with a lift capacity of 800kg at 3.3m forward reach, and for improved load retention and operator comfort, the Loadall can be equipped with our optional Smoothride System (SRS), which isolates the boom and load from chassis movements.”
The machine is also fitted with JCB’s auto bucket control technology, allowing for rapid shaking of the bucket or muck fork with minimal joystick movement, ejecting material quickly and increasing productivity.
“On-farm safety is of upmost importance, so the cab of the 525-60 is also ROPS and FOPS certified, and fitted with JCB’s innovative Adaptive Load Control feature, which automatically prevents your machine from overturning forwards during heavy load handling,” Mr Sealey said.
“JCB has a proven track record of 35 years of designing and manufacturing telescopic handlers, and the 525-60 Agri Loadall is the latest in this long line of machines built for versatility and maximum productivity on the farm.”