Monday, 04 March 2019 15:20

Loader maker launches retrofit option

Written by  Mark Daniel
JCB shows off its new agricultural Loadall in the UK. JCB shows off its new agricultural Loadall in the UK.

JCB has given fans a glimpse of its new-spec agricultural Loadall at the recent LAMMA UK show.

The company says the new series 3 range brings together product upgrades from the last six years.

Key to the redesign is a new cab – Command Plus – claimed 50% quieter than the current model; and it’s longer and wider, has better layout, more storage space and much better forward visibility to the wheels and beyond, achieved by fitting a new low-slung dash panel. 

Upward visibility to raised forks, buckets or grabs is also 15% better, by virtue of uninterrupted glazing up and over the operator’s head.

Other new features include optional Chassis Sway hydraulic levelling adjustment on the front axle, in-cab and external pressure relief when changing implements and an updated colour scheme.

Now in its fifth decade since being launched, the series 3 will have four new models with 200kg greater lift capacity than the current offering. 

Models will be designated 538-60 (3.8t/6m lift), 532-70 (3.2t/7m), 542-70 (4.2T/7m) and 536-95 (3.6T/9.5m).

The high capacity, heavy-lift, bulk-handling 560-80 (6t/8m) will remain unchanged, as will the 537-70LP (3.6t/7m Low Profile) that uses a low-profile cabin for restricted height operation.

Variants will include Agri, Agri-Plus, Agri-Super and Agri-Pro options as previously offered with 4.4L and 4.8L JCB EcoMax motors delivering 75, 109, 125 and 145hp.

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