JCB pledges to lift higher and move more

Telehandler one of the most advanced to hit our shores from the UK firm

JCB pledges to lift higher and move more
JCB's telehandler is high-spec


British materials handling machinery manufacturer JCB has released an advanced series of telehandlers onto the Australian market.

Boasting advanced technology to aid managers, drivers and the environment alike, the 541-70 has urban commercial and rural applications.

The engine is a "triple 4" – being 4.4 litre, four-cylinder JCB design, fitted with a Borg Warner variable-vane turbo and Tier4 emissions equipment. In focusing on cutting emissions and load on the engine some extra power has been liberated, which has also cut fuel consumption.

There’s a new automotive-style instrument cluster and dash layout, with a high-res TFT LCD monitor and JCB’s new feature, LiveLink – a real-time positional, activity and diagnostic machine-specific upload system that’s accessible from any software-equipped PC, tablet or phone.

LiveLink is built in to all new JCBs and uploads data from a number of sensors on the machine to a central secure data-centre.

Management information can then be accessed, from anywhere in the world. Simple time, place and activity data provides a remote management overview and also a useful tool in the event of theft: Guardian is an additional optional security system that uses geo-fencing and curfews to immobilise the vehicle and raise alarms if the vehicle is moved outside specific areas.

More importantly, LiveLink permits remote monitoring of maintenance schedules, fuel consumption, idle and down time and myriad other management control functions that will permit maximum efficiency. Keeping minute-by-minute control of machines across several sites – even in different countries – has never been so easy, with on-screen reports and comparisons.

Read our review of the telehandler in the October edition of ATN.

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