At the Royal Highland show, Scot JCB displayed key machines from JCB’s purpose built range of equipment for the farming industry.
The show celebrated the production of JCB’s 200,000th agricultural Loadall telescopic handler. That machine – a brand new JCB AgriPro model – featured on the stand alongside a vintage JCB 520 model from 1977, which was one of the earliest models manufactured.
The new JCB AgriPro features JCB DualTech Variable Transmission – the world’s first and only 2 in 1 transmission (Hydrostatic and Powershift), designed specifically for agricultural telehandlers.
By combining the superior high-speed efficiency and towing ability of a JCB Powershift transmission with the low-speed control advantages of hydrostatic drive, the AGRI Pro’s unique JCB DualTech VT provides the best of both worlds for operators who want maximum efficiency and productivity across a wide range of applications. This revolutionary transmission is available on the JCB 531-70, 536-70 and 541-70 - improving cycle times massively, by up to 25% when handling and 16% when towing on the road, compared to competitor machines.
An additional Loadall showcased was the JCB 525-60 AGRI model which offers excellent visibility, performance, operator comfort and serviceability alongside low running costs, stringent safety measures and cutting edge anti–theft technology.
A low height of 1970mm and a narrow width of 1840mm enable access to the smallest operating environments while a compact wheelbase, large steering lock angles and tight turning circle ensure superb manoeuvrability. The machine is also fitted with limited slip differential and 4WD as standard – delivering impressive traction and performance in difficult ground conditions.
The JCB Fastrac 4220 is a brand new generation of tractor, raising performance and productivity levels to new heights with seamless control, faster operating speeds, multiple implement mounting points and unique all-round self-levelling suspension. Scot JCB highlighted the machine’s versatility by showing two models – one with sprayer attachment and one with a hedge cutter in the back and a snow blower in the front.
The design builds on JCB’s 25 years of experience in developing the unique JCB Fastrac features and capabilities, which include: equal sized wheels, 50:50 weight distribution and 4-wheel disc braking with ABS.
The JCB TM 320 Agri agricultural telescopic wheeled loader is designed to provide supreme productivity and versatility on the farm. It features a highly manoeuvrable articulated heavy-duty chassis with 4WD, a central driving position for excellent visibility, and plenty of power and lift.
Powered by a 93kW (125hp) JCB EcoMAX engine, it features a Variflo flow-on-demand hydraulic system, six-speed powershift transmission and the JCB Torque lock system which provides superior efficiency when roading.
The 4WD TLT35 is powered by a 46 kW engine with lift capacity of 3500 kg and a maximum lift height of 4.35m. JCB Teletruk models feature telescopic forklift design which brings a wealth of benefits including single side truck loading which can save up to 50% loading space in congested yards. In addition, because the Teletruk doesn’t have a conventional mast, fork tilt is increased to 111° for exceptional loading and unloading performance.
Scot JCB has supplied and serviced JCB machinery for over 50 years, growing into a highly specialised machinery distribution company operating through a network of twelve branches from Muir of Ord north of Inverness, to Carnforth in Lancashire. It supplies the complete JCB agricultural range including tractors, telescopic handlers, wheeled loaders and skid steers.