Date:21.10.2014Time:07:25
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Agritechnica: Handler has loads of shove

Agritechnica: Handler has loads of shove

JCB could be pushing its Loadall telescopic handler into wheeled loader territory. That's if the firm's latest 550-80 concept machine makes it into full production.
The Rocester-based company is asking for customer feedback at this week's Agritechnica show – to determine whether there really is sufficient farmer/contractor demand for a telescopic handler capable of lifting a hefty 5,000kg to 8m. Currently JCB reckons the most likely 550-80 users are those looking for a machine to bulk load materials such as grain, sugar beet, seed and fertiliser.
Final specification is still up for review, but, as it stands at the moment, the concept model sports a 130hp JCB Dieselmax engine, powershift transmission, Variflo hydraulics, Smoothride boom suspension and a two-stage boom.
In keeping with its likely end use, the 550-80 will probably be offered with industrial-style front carriages.


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