Second model helps to meet demand

The JCB-THL560-80 in action.
The JCB-THL560-80 in action.

The latest additions to JCB’s Loadall range are now available from Scot JCB, Northumberland’s JCB dealer.

Since introduction, the demand for JCB’s heavyweight five tonne lift 550-80Agri has exceeded all expectations so it has been joined by a second model with even greater capacity – the six-tonne payload 560-80 Agri, which caters for large farms and commercial bulk-storage enterprises wanting still higher productivity for stockpiling and out-loading to trucks.

Powered by a 108kW (145hp) version of the JCB Ecomax T4 diesel engine, the newcomer will come with the option of a new 5m³ bucket from JCB’s comprehensive Agmaster range of attachments and front-end implements, and a seat-mounted servo joystick for fingertip control.

At 6,000kg lift and with increased forward reach capacity, the new high-performance machine combines brawn with the versatility of a two-stage telescopic boom and heavy-duty implement carriage.

The Z-bar linkage converts hydraulic power into high break-out force for fast bucket filling while providing excellent dump angle for rapid load discharge.

At the other end of JCB’s impressive range, the smallest of their full-sized, side-engined, telescopic handlers the 531-70 Agri Loadall has now been joined by the more compact 531-70 LP which offers farmers the same efficient JCB EcoMAX-powered Loadall, but with a lower profile of just 2.33m.

Scot JCB’s Stuart Allen said: “JCB are continually evolving new models to meet the needs of modern agriculture.”