JCB adds heavy-lift model

JCB has added the high-capacity 550-80 Agri Plus Loadall to its class-leading agricultural telescopic handler line. This high-capacity telehandler shares the same innovative approach to machine design that has seen JCB become the world’s best selling telehandler manufacturer.

The 550-80 features:
A massive 11,000lb lift capacity with a lift height with of 26ft 7in
A 130hp (97 kW) JCB Dieselmax engine
37 gpm variable flow hydraulics and Hi-flow pipework for faster loader cycle times and auxiliary service performance
Heavy-duty boom design to provide a massive 14600lb of breakout force

The 550-80 is JCB’s highest capacity Loadall, and it has been designed for the heaviest duty farm applications. These applications include digging manure or silage and loading the manure spreader or feed wagon. The 550-80 Agri Plus is powered by a 130hp (97 kW) JCB Dieselmax engine. The machine boasts a powershift transmission, 37 gpm variable flow hydraulics and high flow pipework for rapid cycle times and auxiliary service flow.

The 26ft 7in lift height, 11,000lb maximum lift capacity machine has been developed in direct response to customer demand for a machine with greater loader performance. With servo controls as standard, operators benefit from low joystick lever efforts and excellent ergonomics. In addition, JCB’s proven Smooth Ride System (boom suspension) offers improved load retention and increased operator comfort.

The inner boom of the 550-80 has been specially designed and engineered for strength and reliability, in heavy duty digging applications, it incorporates a Z-bar bucket linkage. This system provides 14600lbs of break out force – an increase of more than 50 per cent on the current 541 Agri Plus. The low boom line also contributes to excellent all-round visibility.

The 550-80 Agri Plus offers farmers the perfect materials handling machine for heavy duty loader applications, with high-lift capacity and a powerful driveline ensuring rapid loading cycles and exceptional productivity.

JCB, the world’s third largest construction equipment brand, has 22 plants on four continents: 11 in the UK, six in India and others in Brazil, the USA, China, Germany, France and employs more than 10,000 people worldwide.

JCB manufactures more than 300 different machines including: backhoe loaders; Loadall telescopic handlers; tracked and wheeled excavators; wheeled loading shovels; articulated dump trucks; rough terrain fork lifts; mini excavators; Robot skid steer loaders and JCB Vibromax compaction equipment. For agricultural markets, the company produces a range of telescopic handlers and the unique Fastrac tractor. JCB also manufactures the Teletruk forklift for the industrial sector.

JCB has also established a comprehensive generator range of 77 models. There are 19 standard build power outputs from 8-600 kVA, with bespoke builds from 860-2350 kVA.  This covers both 50 and 60Hz, single and three phase technology. These generators cover open, canopy, rental and telecommunications models.

JCB is privately-owned by the Bamford family and Chairman, Sir Anthony Bamford, has been at the helm of the company since 1975. The company officially marked its 65th anniversary on June 21st, 2011, the 95th anniversary of the birth of company founder Joseph Cyril Bamford. For more information, please visit

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