Of the machines we tested, the newest to the market was the JCB 525-60 Agri Plus Loadall telehandler.
Not stuck for room, the JCB 525-60 Agri Plus Loadall telehandler uses the same cab as the larger 527-58 Loadall model.
Under the hood of the JCB is a 74hp, Kohler engine tailored to JCB’s requirements.
The tool frame used is JCB’s own and is common across its larger models.
The Dieci’s cab with its curvy looks – very similar in appearance to the Manitou’s. Cab layout is simpler, with a high degree of predictability as to what all the controls do.
Dieci uses Yanmar power. This will soon be changed to Kubota power to comply with the latest emission regulations.
The Dieci Mini Agri 25.6 was originally launched as the Apollo range in the construction industry in 2007. Several facelifts and tweaks later, we end up with the machine we have on test.
The final verdict on the four compact telescopic handlers put to the test.