A new 3 tonne lift capacity compact telescopic handler has been launched by JCB, aimed at the poultry sector.
The JCB Loadall 530-60 AGRI Super is sized to match the needs of livestock farms with narrow aisles and passages, and caters for the needs of pig and poultry units in particular with compact dimensions for working inside buildings with restricted height.
Power is provided by a 4.8-litre Stage V emissions-compliant JCB DieselMAX engine with peak outputs of 97kW (130hp) and 550Nm of torque, which is combined with a new two-speed hydrostatic transmission.
This combination delivers a 25% increase in dynamic tractive effort over its predecessor, 527-58 AGRI Plus, which is a boost to productivity when bulldozing litter from chicken sheds.
An overall height of just 2.0m on the 20in tyre option ensures sufficient clearance to work beneath poultry house feeders and drinkers lifted clear for the cleaning-out operation.