JCB unveiled its new Series III range of telehandlers earlier this year. This range was represented at this year’s Ploughing by the 532-70 model.
Underneath the redesigned bonnet sits a four-cylinder, 4.8 litre JCB EcoMax engine, which has a chunky 145hp on tap. The Loadall 532-70 Agri Pro has a sizeable 7m lift height and a maximum lift capacity of 3,200kg.
The telehandler is equipped with JCB’s DualTech VT two-in-one transmission. This two-in-one technology actually has both hydrostatic and powershift elements.
When the machine is operating at speeds below 19km/h, it uses the hydrostatic drive. Meanwhile, faster applications up to 40km/h automatically switch over to powershift. This DualTech VT transmission features Fleximode. This provides independent engine speed and ground speed control via paddle switches mounted on the end of the armrest. The Agri Pro specification features ECO mode, allowing the machine to use less engine revs where full power is not needed.
The biggest change to the new Loadall is the new CommandPlus cab. JCB has increased the cabin size with improved visibility and reduced noise.
The Loadall comes with a redesigned one-piece, fully welded chassis which offers increased strength thanks to thicker side plates. It features hydraulic auxiliary venting. This new feature can be activated from inside and outside the cab and it relieves the auxiliary oil pressure, making attachment changeover easier.
The list price for the Loadall 532-70 is €100,000 plus VAT.