JCB launches world’s first teleskid at CONEXPO 2017

The JCB Teleskid has a forward reach of 2,4 m – making it 60% better than the nearest competitive skid steer.

JCB used the recently ended CONEXPO CON/AGG 2017 to launch its Teleskid, the world’s first skid steer and compact track loader in one, with a telescopic boom.

The JCB Teleskid is a revolutionary new product that can reach 60% further forward than any other skid steer on the market and – in an industry first – it is the only skid steer in the world that can dig below its chassis to a depth of around 1 m. In addition, this innovative new machine can reach 8% higher than any other skid steer.

“Through innovation, this machine will surpass the expectations of our customers as the world’s first skid steer and compact track loader with a telescopic boom. The JCB Teleskid can reach further forward and lift higher and dig deeper than any other skid steer,” says Tim Burnhope, JCB’s chief innovation and growth officer.

The JCB Teleskid has a forward reach of 2,4 m – making it 60% better than the nearest competitive skid steer. With a lift height of 4 m, the JCB Teleskid can reach 8% higher than any other skid steer in the world.

“The JCB Teleskid can do the work of four machines – a telescopic handler, masted forklift, compact loader and a skid steer, all in one easily-serviced machine. The telescopic boom will allow operators to load trucks without a ramp, reach over kerbing and dig below ground, all with clear visibility of the attachment,” says Burnhope.

The JCB Teleskid will be the only skid steer on the market which is able to combine vertical and radial lift capability. A unique bucket-positioning levelling system allows the bucket level to be set and maintained throughout the boom’s range of movement.

The JCB Teleskid features a fully enclosed cab that is 33%t larger than industry average, and JCB’s myCHOICE software, allowing control responsiveness and joystick sensitivity to be tailored to suit operator preferences.

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