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JCB Upgrades Farm Telehandler

U. K. tractor company JCB offers Variflow variable output hydraulics standard on all its Agri telescopic handlers. That includes Models 536-60, 541-70 and 535-95 from Agri to Agri Xtra variations. With Variflow, maximum oil flow increases to 37 gpm, up from 29 gpm on the previous gear pump system. But because the pump delivers oil on demand and usable flow rates are available at relatively low engine speeds, 30 gpm oil flow is achieved at just 1,750 engine rpm.

Servo joystick control is standard on all Agri telescopics for 2010. The joystick has a forward-neutral-reverse selector switch, so you can operate the boom with one hand and steer with the other. Hydraulic cylinders react in proportion to joystick movement. On Agri and Agri Plus models, the Servo joystick is mounted on the side console, complete with a comfortable rest to support the operator’s arm. On the 541-70 Agri Xtra, the joystick is mounted on the seat.

All models have a new air suspension seat. A heating element keeps the driver warm on cold days. For more information, call JCB’s North American Headquarters in Savannah, Georgia at 912-447-2000 or visit


Model 515-40 is under six feet tall, less than 10 feet long, and weighs 7,672 pounds. Chris Giorgianni, general manager of product marketing at JCB North America’s headquarters in Savannah, Georgia, says the compact 515-40 works at sites that could previously only be accessed by skid steer loaders.

Forward reach is eight feet six inches, and loading height is 13 feet two inches. It can lift 3,300 pounds to that height.

Model 515-40 comes standard with a universal skid steer quick attach.

Even though small, the new model has a full-size canopy or an optional cab. The cab has optional air conditioning and a deluxe suspension seat. Low noise level and both ROPS and FOPS protection provide additional health and safety benefits.


JCB’s Fastrac 7270 has a 6.7-litre Cummins six-cylinder engine with maximum output of 270 horsepower. All tractors in the 7000 Series include full all-round, self-leveling suspension that allows safe and speedy operation up to 43 miles per hour between fields. With self-leveling suspension, ride-height sensors quickly pump up or soften the suspension whenever the load changes. The tractors maintain full suspension travel at all times, preventing front-end lift when carrying a heavy implement on the rear linkage and nose-lowering when lifting heavy front implements. Rear linkages can handle implements up to 20,000 pounds. Optional front linkages carry up to 7,700 pounds.

Powershift transmission gives the tractors a fingertip-controlled power shuttle, with 24 forward speeds and nine reverse speeds.



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