Published on: Apr 09, 2017

JCB the pioneer of telescopic technology in the world has created another first by combining a skid steer and compact track loader with a telescopic boom. JCB calls this new innovation, Teleskid and it has already created excitement in the industry with its ability to reach 60% further forward than any other skid steer. JCB formally launched the new machine at this year’s Conexpo show that was held in Las Vegas in March. Here’s more from the new machine - JCB has equipped the Teleskid with the ability to dig below its chassis to an unparalleled depth of around one metre making it the only skid steer in the world with that kind of ability. That’s not all; the Teleskid has the ability to reach higher than any other skid steer in the market.

Tim Burnhope, the chief innovation and growth officer of JCB summed up the capabilities of the Teleskid optimally. He said, “Through innovation this machine will surpass the expectations of our customers as the world's first skid steer and compact track loader with a telescopic boom. The JCB Teleskid can reach further forward and lift higher and dig deeper than any other skid steer.” The Teleskid’s forward reach which is 60% more than the nearest competitor, goes out to a never before 2.4 meters while its lift height of four meters helps it reach eight percent higher than any other skid steer in the world.

No other skid steer in the world can combine vertical and radial lift capability like the JCB Teleskid is able to do. Throughout the boom's range of manoeuvre, the user can set and maintain the bucket level as this machine offers a unique bucket-positioning and levelling system. Burnhope further adds, “The JCB Teleskid can do the work of four machines - a telescopic handler, masted forklift, compact loader and a skid steer, all in one easily-serviced machine. The telescopic boom will allow operators to load trucks without a ramp, reach over kerbing and dig below ground, all with clear visibility of the attachment.”

About 40 years ago JCB had pioneered telescopic technology when it launched its telehandler, the Loadall, which is today the biggest selling telescopic handler in the world. Fifteen years later, JCB took telehandler safety to new levels when it launched another innovative product – a single-arm 'Powerboom' skid steer for the first time. Now, JCB has combined both these innovations on a single technological platform and brought out the JCB Teleskid which, comes with a skid steer and track loader as well as a telescopic boom. The machine is available in both tracked and wheeled versions for the North American and European markets respectively. Demand projections in India will obviously lead JCB to introduce the Teleskid here in this country sometime in the near future.