- Photo courtesy of JCB

Photo courtesy of JCB

JCB announced the availability of new options for the range of JCB Loadall lift-and-place telescopic handlers offered in North America. The new options are: positive air shut-off, extra mirror package, rear-view camera package, arctic kit, and non-marking tires.

The positive air shut-off (PASO) option is designed to shut the engine down if flammable materials are detected, to protect the operator and the machine. This feature is especially important in the energy sector, where telehandlers may work in proximity to natural gas, propane, and other flammable materials.

To further enhance the visibility of JCB telehandlers, extra mirrors and a rear back-up camera are available. The new mirror package includes additional mirrors for the boom nose, rear chassis, and engine side, and can be retrofitted to existing machines. A rear back-up camera package includes a camera fitted into the rear chassis and an in-cab monitor and is available as a factory fit option.

JCB now offers non-marking, semi-solid tires for compact and lift-and-place telehandlers, including larger machines up to 14,000-lb. lift capacity. The gray tires are less likely than conventional black rubber tires to leave usightly tire marks on prepared surfaces.  

The JCB Arctic kit enables the telehandler to start and operate in temperatures as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit. The kit includes a hydraulic tank heater, cold-temperate electronic harness and hoses, battery heater, engine sump heater, storage cabinet, and Arctic diesel. The Arctic package is a factory-fit option on 74-hp and 109-hp models.