JCB Eliminates Aftertreatment From 12K-Lb. Telehandler

SAVANNAH, Ga. — JCB introduced its 512-56 Loadall telescopic handler with a 74-hp JCB EcoMAX engine, claiming it is the world’s first 12,000-lb. telehandler that requires no diesel particulate filter (DPF), no diesel engine fluid (DEF), and no other engine aftertreatment. 

The new 74-hp 512-56 telehandler incorporates the high-torque 74-hp JCB EcoMAX engine from the company’s 510-56 telehandler, with enhancements to achieve 14% more available power and an 11% increase in power-to-weight ratio. 

“The 74-hp version of the 512-56 Loadall is the perfect machine for rental operations and large construction projects,” said Andrea Whelan, vice president for direct sales at JCB North America. “It is the only machine on the market that can offer such impressive lift height and capacity without the operating costs and hassle of engine aftertreatment and regeneration.” 

The 512-56 Loadall features JCB’s U-pressed steel boom that requires fewer welds and results in fewer stress points. The telehandlers also offer 500-hour extended service intervals and simplified maintenance procedures, with all daily checks performed at ground level. Maintenance planning is enhanced by JCB’s available LiveLink telematics system, which provides machine status information to remote devices. 

The 512-56 Loadall adds to the growing range of 15 Loadall telehandler models for the construction and rental industries—eight tool carriers (TC) and seven lift-and-place machines—with lift capacities ranging from 5,500 lbs. to 14,000 lbs., and lift heights from 20 ft. to 66 ft.