June 1, 2016
JCB produces 200,000th handler
For nearly four decades, the Loadall telescopic handler has provided materials handling and lifting solutions for construction, agricultural and industrial markets. Now, JCB celebrates the production of its 200,000th Loadall telehandler.
Launched in 1977 as the JCB 520, the first Loadall was a two-wheel drive machine with a 21-ft (6.4m) lift height and a maximum lift capacity of 2.48 tons. Updates over the years have included the introduction of four-wheel drive, placing the engine to the side of the chassis to allow a lower boom-mounting position and offering multi-mode steering with equal-sized wheels to improve maneuverability.