On 25 April 2016, JCB unveiled a fourth model to its HiViz telescopic handler range, building on the success of its high-visibility, low-boom pivot design.
The 540-140 HiViz offers a 4,000-kilogram maximum lift capacity, with a maximum lift height of 13.47 metres on wheels, or 13.78 metres when using stabilisers. Delivering unrivalled rear and offside visibility, the HiViz machine is equipped with a choice of Tier 4 Final diesel engines.
This new model offers four key benefits for customers in the rental sector and construction industry:
• Improved on-site safety through its HiViz design
• Ease of use: simple and intuitive controls
• Serviceability: ground-level daily checks and serviceable components, along with extended service intervals
• Performance: superb capacity at reach
The 540-140 HiViz Loadall has the lowest boom mounting in its class, ensuring excellent visibility across the offside and to the rear of the machine and boosting safety on-site. Visibility is further improved due to a 13-percent reduction in the boom section and a more compact rear chassis section that reduces overhang by 330 millimetres. Hydraulic performance is closely matched with the engine’s output, while lift performance has been tailored to the machine’s stability. This gives the 540-140 HiViz unmatched lifting and reach capabilities. Hose burst check valves on the lift rams prevent collapse in the event of a hose failure, and JCB’s patented Adaptive Load Control system is automatically activated to control boom functions and help longitudinal stability.
The 540-140 HiViz telescopic handler is powered by JCB’s proven Ecomax diesel engine. Customers can choose a low-maintenance 55kW (75hp) version that meets the latest engine emission standards. JCB’s recalibration of the Ecomax engine achieves this emission requirement while achieving an 8-percent fuel saving.
The 81kW (108hp) and 93kW (125hp) versions of the Ecomax engine use JCB’s innovative one-can SCR solution. The Selective Catalytic Reduction unit is incorporated into a single exhaust muffler. This one-can solution maintains JCB’s compact engine design, allowing machine designers to utilise a low engine canopy for unparalleled cross-machine visibility.
JCB’s ergonomic single lever control (SLC) delivers smooth, precise control and contributes to reduced operator fatigue and improved comfort in the cab. The Loadall has no complex interlocks or ‘deadman’ switches on the hydraulic controls, making the HiViz easy to control and operate.
A wide-opening gas-assisted engine canopy delivers ground-level maintenance with up to 35-percent improvement in the machine’s SAE service rating versus the competition. A dry lubricant system delivers durable boom wear pad life, with service intervals of just 500 hours.
The 540-140 HiViz offers a choice of aerial work platform options. All Loadall models are provided with JCB LiveLink telematics, while UK models also come with CESAR Datatag marking and an immobiliser that also adds to security on-site.