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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Flexihire recently purchased three 531-70 and four 533-105 telehandlers. These telescopic handlers are being used on construction and mining projects throughout Queensland and Northern NSW.

Flexihire are equipment hire specialists with a fleet of 13 JCB telehandlers. Their new JCB telehandlers have been consistently out on hire since they were purchased 3 months ago. Flexihire says their customers find JCB telescopic handlers simple and easy to operate.



A JCB construction telehandler is extremely manoeuvrable; the compact wheelbase, large steering lock angles and 3 steer modes save valuable time on site.

Class-leading JCB hydraulics produce the fastest cycle times, ensuring the most efficient lifting, extending and pushing.

All daily checks, greasing and serviceable components can be accessed at ground level.

Accessing the construction telehandler’s battery is easy (and without specialist tools) via a lockable cover that’s opened with the ignition key.

A dry lubricant system means a telehandler’s wear pads are extremely durable, with 500- hour service intervals.

JCB construction telescopic handler range is fitted with a cyclonic air filtration system including an aspirator pre-filtration device to maximise filter life.


Low Cost of Ownership

The 81kW (109hp) EcoMAX engines are fitted with a variable speed cooling fan that automatically reacts to ambient temperature, adjusting fan speed for maximum economy and minimum noise.

Using real life fuel consumption data, accessed via JCB’s LiveLink Telematics system through 8.5 million customer hours and 10,000 machines, JCB’s telehandler range consumed an average of 5.1l/h, which equates to 13.5kg of CO² per hour thanks to our efficient high torque EcoMAX engine.

A JCB construction telescopic handler is a valuable asset: its legendary productivityplus super build quality ensures maximum resale value.


Strength and Durability

JCB’s telehandlers undergo stringent testing which includes prolonged high stress loading of the chassis, boom and other key components, as well as repeated transmission use over thousands of cycles.

For ultimate strength and durability, there’s a large boom overlap of over 1m on every model. Hoses are routed through this boom structure for maximum protection.

Construction telehandler bonnets are protected from damage by being recessed and side-mounted on the chassis.

Fold-up rear lights can be kept clear and well protected from potential damage on site.

Lift and displacement rams are centralised to ensure load stresses are evenly distributed.

The lift, tilt and extension rams are held in place by keyhole castings for greater structural integrity.



All JCB telehandlers are ROPS and FOPS certified.

The low boom profile and pivot point provide unrivalled rearward visibility to obstacles and on site traffic. A full set of side and rear-view mirrors enhance all-round visibility and safety compliance.

Sway frames enable an operator to make their machine absolutely level before commencing lifting.

For extra safety, JCB fit a reversing alarm as standard.

A JCB construction telehandler has hose burst check valves (HBCVs) to protect the rams from collapse in the event of hose failure.



LiveLink tracking provides valuable real-time machine location data. Geofencing alerts help to ensure your machine is only used in specified areas.

JCB factory-fit immobilisers can help reduce insurance premiums. The system arms itself automatically after a set period following engine shutdown, and you can choose between key or 4-digit keypad activation.

For more information on telehandlers please contact your local dealer on 1300 522 232.


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