JCB Adds Fourth Hi-Viz Model To Loadall Telehandler Range

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JCB Adds Fourth Hi-Viz Model To Loadall Telehandler RangeJCB today unveils a fourth model to its HiViz telescopic handler range – building on the success of its high visibility, low boom pivot design.

The 540-140 HiViz offers a 4,000kg maximum lift capacity with a maximum lift height of 13.47m on wheels, or 13.78m when using stabilisers. Delivering unrivalled rear and offside visibility, the HiViz machine is equipped with a choice of Tier 4 Final diesel engines.

This new model offers four key benefits for customers in the rental sector and the construction industry:

  • Improved on-site safety through its HiViz design
  • Ease of use: simple, intuitive controls
  • Serviceability: ground level daily checks and serviceable components along with extended service intervals
  • Performance: superb capacity at reach


Outstanding performance

The 540-140 HiViz Loadall has the lowest boom mounting in its class, up to 235mm lower than the standard 540-140, ensuring excellent visibility across the offside and to the rear of the machine and boosting safety on site. Visibility is further improved thanks to a 13% reduction in the boom section and a more compact rear chassis section which reduces overhang by 330mm. Hydraulic performance is closely matched with the engine’s output, while lift performance has been tailored to the machine’s stability, both when working on wheels and with the stabilisers.

This gives the 540-140 HiViz unmatched lifting and reach capabilities, when compared to competitive machines. Hose burst check valves on the lift rams prevent collapse in the event of a hose failure and JCB’s patented Adaptive Load Control system is automatically activated to control boom functions and help longitudinal stability.

The 540-140 HiViz telescopic handler is powered by JCB’s proven Ecomax diesel engine. Customers can choose a low-maintenance 55kW (75hp) version, that meets the latest engine emission standards with no requirement for a Diesel Particulate Filer (DPF) or a diesel exhaust additive fluid. JCB’s recalibration of the Ecomax engine achieves this emission requirement while achieving an 8% fuel saving.

For those that require additional power, there are 81kW (108hp) and 93kW (125hp) versions of the Ecomax engine, that use JCB’s innovative one-can SCR solution, with no expensive DPF. The Selective Catalytic Reduction unit, which uses a Urea-based additive to reduce NOx emissions, is incorporated into a single exhaust muffler, replacing the existing exhaust box. This one-can solution maintains JCB’s compact engine design, allowing machine designers to utilise a low engine canopy for unparalleled cross-machine visibility.

JCB’s ergonomic single lever control (SLC) is available as an option, delivering smooth, precise control and contributing to reduced operator fatigue and improved comfort in the cab. The Loadall has no complex interlocks or ‘dead-man’ switches on the hydraulic controls, making the HiViz easy to control and operate.

Despite compact chassis dimensions, a wide-opening gas-assisted engine canopy delivers ground level maintenance with up to 35% improvement in the machine’s SAE service rating versus the competition. A dry lubricant system delivers extremely durable boom wear pad life, with service intervals of just 500 hours.

The 540-140 HiViz will be offered with a host of attachments. There will be a choice of aerial work platform options, including a platform ready specification, that can be used with the Loadall to maximise utilisation and versatility. All Loadall models are provided with JCB LiveLink telematics, while UK models also come with CESAR Datatag marking and an immobiliser. The machine’s immobiliser has to synchronise with the LiveLink ECU before the engine is started, adding to security on site.


About JCB


JCB is the world’s third largest manufacturer of construction equipment. The company has more than 12,500 employees and 22 factories around the world, including 11 in the UK and others in India, China, Brazil and North America. The company makes more than 300 different machines including backhoe loaders, tracked and wheeled excavators, mini and midi excavators, Loadall telescopic handlers, wheeled loading shovels and compaction equipment.