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News » US » JCB introduces optional canopy for Teleskid » published 20 Feb 2018

JCB introduces optional canopy for Teleskid

JCB has introduced a canopy option for its Teleskid skid steer and compact track loader.

The machine, which is designed and built at JCB North America headquarters in Savannah, has a telescopic JCB Powerboom, which the company claims allows it to lift higher, reach further and dig deeper than any skid steer on the market. Teleskid is said by JCB to be the only skid steer to combine the advantages of radial lift—for efficient excavating and grading—and vertical lift—for optimal lift capacity and height—in a single machine. The Teleskid is available in wheeled and tracked models, with rated operating capacities of 3,208 pounds and 3,695 pounds, respectively.

The new canopy option provides an alternative to the positive-pressure, climate-controlled cab that has been standard on all Teleskid machines since the product launch in March 2017.

Randy Tinley, JCB product manager for skid steer and compact track loaders, said: “This new canopy option provides rental operators with the machine capabilities their customers want, in a configuration that has the potential to drive down ownership costs and improve machine availability.”

The telescopic JCB Powerboom has a lift height of 13 feet 3 inches, forward reach of 8 feet, and a dig depth of 3 feet. JCB said that this capability enables tasks not possible with a conventional skid steer, such as loading high-sided trucks without a ramp, reaching across a standard flatbed trailer and digging ditches.

Teleskid also features a side entry door, which eliminates the need for the operator climb over attachments or under an unsupported boom, as is necessary on conventional, twin-arm skid steers.


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This article was published on 20 Feb 2018 (last updated on 20 Feb 2018).

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