JCB has launched the 66-40E Electric Teletruk to customers in the United States. According to the company, the 66-40E is an industry exclusive among industrial forklifts, featuring a forward reach in a market that has standardized a straight mast.
Additionally, as the company’s latest zero emissions machine, the 66-40E Teletruk delivers the material handling capability of an industrial forklift with an exceptional operator environment. This quiet machine is ideal for inside use and noise-sensitive environments, yet it is equipped like all JCB machines for world-class power, range, and the ability to work in any weather condition.
Equipped with a unique telescopic forward reach extending more than 7 ft., the 66-40E Teletruk can easily reach across a standard flatbed truck for one-side loading and placing, increasing productivity and allowing for unloading in tight spaces. The 6,600 lb. maximum lift capacity allows for heavy lifting capabilities across multiple applications. The combination of forward reach and lift capacity offers exceptional operator control for a wide variety of jobs including reaching into ships to remove cargo, the back of box trucks to remove pallets, and even reaching to the front of a cargo van from the back door.
“The introduction of an electric Teletruk is a long-awaited addition to our JCB Teletruk family,” said Rebecca Yates, product manager for Teletruks at JCB North America. “The 66-40E Teletruk expands the range from diesel- and LPG-powered Teletruks to a machine that runs on electric power and can work safely inside environmentally-restrictive areas, low emissions zones, and food storage operations. This machine is also extremely efficient, powered by an 80v lead acid battery, using a stand-alone charger that can provide eight hours of standard run time.”
Like all JCB machines, the 66-40E Teletruk is built with JCB innovation, setting the standard for ease of operation, comfort, and safety. JCB’s unique Load Motion Control feature alerts the operator through a simple progressive green, amber, and red warning light system and progressively stops the lift hydraulics when the maximum lift capacity is reached, preventing forward tip.
The machine’s spacious cab is equipped with the JCB CommandPlus control panel and ergonomic controls for an exceptionally comfortable working environment, decreasing operator fatigue, and increasing productivity. Additional standard features include: single lever control and SMART hydraulics for improved operation; SPINTURN 90° rear axle allowing the machine to turn within its own axis; SMART electric driveline; LED work lights, LED beacon, and reverse arm; and LiveLink telematics with five-year subscription.