JCB Agri-Pro tele­han­dlers Cat D se­ries tele­han­dlers

Two new Agri Pro Load­all tele­han­dlers from JCB fea­ture an up­dated trans­mis­sion

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JCB has in­tro­duced the new 531-70 and 541-70 Agri Pro Load­alls, fea­tur­ing Aus­tralia’s first two-in-one dual tech­nol­ogy trans­mis­sion – DualTech VT.

The new DualTech fea­tured in the tele­han­dlers com­bines hy­dro­static trans­mis­sion and Pow­ershift drive to bring the best of both into one ma­chine.

The 531-70 and 541-70 can lift 3100kg and 4100kg re­spec­tively up to a height of 7m. Both new mod­els are pow­ered by tier 4 en­gines pro­duc­ing 145hp and 516Nm.

JCB Con­struc­tion Equip­ment Aus­tralia (JCB CEA) national tele­han­dler prod­uct man­ager Greg Sealey says the high­speed ef­fi­ciency and tow­ing abil­ity of a JCB Pow­ershift trans­mis­sion, com­bined with the low-speed con­trol ad­van­tages of a hy­dro­static drive, “not only pro­vide op­er­a­tors with the gear­boxes in one trans­mis­sion, but also im­prove cy­cle times across a wide range of farm­ing ap­pli­ca­tions”.

“These lat­est mod­els come with pre­cise con­trol for op­er­a­tors, high-trac­tive ef­fort, smooth for­ward re­verse shut­tle and high­speed per­for­mance,” he says.

“They of­fer a 25 per cent pro­duc­tiv­ity gain when han­dling and 16 per cent when tow­ing on the road, com­pared to other mod­els on the mar­ket.

“The 531-70 and 541-70 boast three dif­fer­ent modes for op­er­a­tor con­ve­nience, al­low­ing the ma­chine to al­ter be­tween Flexi Mode, Eco Mode and Power Mode, each tai­lored to the en­vi­ron­ment, rang­ing from high-speed road travel or ma­noeu­vring in tight spa­ces.”

To fur­ther im­prove com­fort, JCB says DualTech pro­vides smoother au­to­matic shifts which, cou­pled with the new

Load­alls’ hy­draulic power brakes, in­crease driver con­trol over the ma­chine and in­creases safety.

The 531-70 and 541-70 Agri Pro Load­alls also fea­ture a trac­tion man­age­ment switch on the con­trol panel, which al­lows op­er­a­tors to eas­ily swap be­tween 2WD and 4WD modes.

“The 2WD mode in­creases trac­tion when us­ing on-road tow­ing, and the 4WD mode of­fers op­er­a­tors equally matched front and rear axles that re­duce tyre wear when work­ing,” Sealey says.

JCB says the Agri Pro Load­alls are also fit­ted with the JCB LiveLink, which gives op­er­a­tors real-time in­for­ma­tion on fleet man­age­ment, main­te­nance, run hours, and se­cu­rity straight to a com­puter, tablet or mo­bile.

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