JCB Unveils Fourth Hi Viz Telehandler

JCB has unveiled a fourth model in its Hi Viz telescopic handler range. This new model, the 540-140 Hi Viz, builds on the success of JCB’s high-visibility, low-boom-pivot design.

The 540-140 Hi Viz offers a nearly 8,500-lb. maximum lift capacity with a maximum lift height of 44.2 ft. on wheels, or 45.2 ft. when using stabilizers. Delivering unrivaled rear and offside visibility, the Hi Viz machine is equipped with a choice of Tier 4 Final diesel engines.

This new model offers four key benefits for customers in the rental sector and the construction industry:

Improved on-site safety through its HiViz design
Simple, intuitive, easy-to-use controls
Ground-level daily checks and serviceable components along with extended service intervals for easier serviceability
Superb capacity at reach for greater performance

The 540-140 Hi Viz Loadall has the lowest boom mounting in its class, up to 9.25” lower than the standard 540-140, ensuring excellent visibility across the offside and to the rear of the machine, boosting safety on site. Visibility is further improved thanks to a 13% reduction in the boom section and a more compact rear chassis section which reduces overhang by 13”. Hydraulic performance is closely matched with the engine’s output, while lift performance has been tailored to the machine’s stability, both when working on wheels and with the stabilizers down.

This gives the 540-140 Hi Viz unmatched lifting and reach capabilities when compared to competitive machines. Additionally, hose burst check valves on the lift rams prevent collapse in the event of a hose failure.

The 540-140 Hi Viz telescopic handler is powered by JCB’s proven EcoMAX diesel engine. Customers can choose a low-maintenance 74-hp version that meets the latest engine emission standards with no requirement for a diesel particulate filter (DPF) or diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). JCB’s recalibration of the EcoMAX engine achieves this emission requirement while achieving an 8% fuel savings.

For those who require additional power, there are 108-hp and 125-hp versions of the EcoMAX engine that use JCB’s innovative one-can SCR solution with no expensive DPF. The Selective Catalytic Reduction unit, which uses a urea-based additive to reduce NOx emissions, is incorporated into a single exhaust muffler, replacing the existing exhaust box. This one-can solution maintains JCB’s compact engine design, allowing machine designers to utilize a low engine canopy for unparalleled cross-machine visibility.

JCB’s ergonomic single lever control (SLC) is available as an option, delivering smooth, precise control, reducing operator fatigue and improving cab comfort. The Loadall has no complex interlocks or “dead-man” switches on its hydraulic controls, making the Hi Viz easy to control and operate.

Despite compact chassis dimensions, a wide-opening, gas-assisted engine canopy delivers ground-level maintenance with up to 35% improvement in the machine’s SAE service rating versus the competition. A dry lubricant system delivers extremely durable boom wear pad life, with service intervals of just 500 hours.

The 540-140 Hi Viz will be offered with a host of attachments. There will be a choice of aerial work platform options, including a platform-ready specification, that operators can use with the Loadall to maximize utilization and versatility. All Loadall models are provided with JCB LiveLink telematics. This new model will be available to the North American market later this year.