At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, JCB debuted the world’s first skid steer and compact track loader with a telescopic boom. The JCB Teleskid has a forward reach of 8 ft., a lift height of 13 ft. and can dig below its chassis to a depth of 3 ft.
“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," stated Tim Burnhope, JCB Chief Innovation and Growth Officer. "The telescopic boom will allow operators to load trucks without a ramp, reach over curbing and dig below ground, all with clear visibility of the attachment.”
The Teleskid is able to combine vertical and radial lift capability. A unique bucket-positioning leveling system allows the bucket level to be set and maintained throughout the boom’s range of movement.
The unit will feature a fully enclosed cab that is 33% larger than industry average, and JCB’s myCHOICE software, allowing control responsiveness and joystick sensitivity to be tailored to suit operator preferences. A 74-hp JCB Ecomax Tier 4 Final engine will provide high torque at a low rpm.
Tracked and wheeled Teleskid models will be sold in North America, while European markets will be offered the wheeled variant which is most popular in that region.