JCB Miniscopic Loadall is less than 2m tall.
THE smallest Loadall telescopic handler model ever produced by JCB has been unveiled. As the result of a design innovation, the machine's height has been reduced to less than 2m.
Shown for the first time at Agritechnica 2009, the new 515-40 Miniscopic model is 1.80m high, 2.97m long and weighs less than 3.5t. Delivering powerful performance despite these compact dimensions, the Miniscopic will bring the benefits of JCB's market-leading Loadall range to previously inaccessible agricultural applications.
At the heart of the JCB Miniscopic is an innovative, patented chassis design. To achieve the lowest possible working height, JCB has challenged conventional design concepts to develop this unique, off-set, single-spine chassis with the machine's cab then occupying the resulting space.
As a result, the Miniscopic boasts a spacious operator environment, with easy access, yet the overall height of the machine is reduced to less than 2m, a barrier that has previously prevented compact telescopic handlers performing in many otherwise suitable applications.
The JCB Miniscopic is ideally suited to a wide variety of farming applications, in particular poultry farms where the format and size of the sheds, with low roof heights, demanding a compact and manoeuvrable machine. On dairy farms too, the JCB Miniscopic's dimensions will prove ideal for carrying feed, mucking out and carrying fresh bedding in housing that is low level and has narrow gangways. Many farmers will also benefit from the innovative machine where more compact telehandlers are needed for access to older farm buildings.
Designed for efficient manoeuvrability in the restricted spaces and on difficult ground conditions, the Miniscopic features four-wheel-drive, four-wheel-steering and a hydrostatic transmission. Powered by a 50hp Deutz engine, the JCB model can handle a 1,500kg payload at a 4m lift height. For added versatility it can be specified with a either compact Loadall or skid steer Quickhitch, opening up a vast range of compatible attachments.
The JCB Miniscopic is ideally suited to applications where the working area is restricted. Not only do its compact dimensions facilitate access to sites, but its tight turning circle with four-wheel-steer results in excellent manoeuvrability for productive performance in confined working environments. The machine can access areas traditional alternatives cannot, including the ability to operate inside buildings and containers or to be lifted above ground level for work in high-rise situations.
The JCB Miniscopic's four-wheel-drive and light weight also provide better performance, flotation and stability on rough, soft or uneven ground conditions.
The compact dimensions have not been achieved by sacrificing comfort as the Miniscopic boasts a spacious cab which features optional air-conditioning and a deluxe suspension seat. Low noise levels and both ROPS and FOPS conformity provide additional health and safety benefits and access to the cab is made easy by a low level step. There is also an automatic eye-level audio-visual load moment indicator warning system which continuously monitors the machine's forward stability.
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