JCB is unveiling a new compact model at ConExpo 2014 to add to its growing Hi-Viz Loadall range for construction applications. The launch of the 525-60 brings a full-size telehandler performance and features the compact sector.

With a maximum lift height of 20 feet and a load capacity of 5,500 pounds, the 525-60 is 5-feet, 10-inches wide and 6-feet, 3-inches tall, allowing access to multi-story parking and permitting operation in confined site conditions. The 525-60 Hi-Viz replaces the 524-50, 527-55 and the 520-50 rear-engined models, with a modern side-engine mount design. This permits a low boom pivot point for maximum stability and increased visibility to the rear and across the boom.

Powered by a new Tier 4 Final, 2.5-liter, JCB Diesel by Kohler four-cylinder engine, the 525-60 delivers 74 hp for easy lifting performance and rapid travel. As with other JCB engines, there is no requirement for a diesel particulate filter or an SCR system to meet the Tier 4 Final emissions regulations. This means that the JCB machine has a service-free emissions control system, reducing operating costs and complexity for customers.

A simple-to-operate two-speed hydrostatic transmission offers travel speeds of up to 16 mph and the short wheelbase makes the 525-60 a maneuverable machine. Equipped with a 21 gpm hydraulic pump, the machine delivers auxiliary hydraulic power for a sideshift attachment carriage. Customers can choose between JCB’s Q-fit carriage or a universal skid-steer compatible attachment interface for ultimate versatility and fleet acceptance.