2021 Top Introductions: JBC's 512-83R rotating telehandler
A new player stepped into the rotating telehandler market in 2021 - JCB's first model in this category is the 512-83R, introduced in response to global demand for rotating telehandlers with heavier lift capacities. This first model has a maximum lift capacity of 12,000 pounds (5.5 tonnes) and a maximum working height of 83 feet (25.5 m). According to JCB, the 512-83R meets changing requirements of contractors and rental companies across the world as the trend toward off-site fabrication requires greater lift capacity and additional versatility.
JCB also added its first reduced swing model to its X-Series crawler excavator line, the 245XR. At just 5 feet 8 inches, the 245XR has a tail swing 40 percent shorter than the conventional 220X, but has many of the same features and is ideal for road construction and maintenance, utility work, urban settings and other confined worksites.