The power for big jobs in small spaces
The smallest telehandler in our range, the JCB 516-40 is also one of the most innovative telehandlers in the world. Put simply, it’s a skid steer, wheeled loading shovel and forklift all in one compact telehandler package.
This small telehandler achieves its extraordinary versatility because of JCB’s revolutionary offset single-spine chassis. Core strength is under the boom and the chassis wraps around the cab, meaning the 516-40 cab can be mounted lower than normal. That means the whole machine sits lower (1.8m) for improved manoeuvrability and easier, safer cab access. Crucially, we haven’t had to reduce the cab size or performance to achieve these benefits.
Fuel-efficient matching of the transmission and hydraulics is ensured because the 516-40 telehandler’s JCB Diesel by Kohler engine produces high levels of torque at engine speeds as low as 1600rpm.
When you buy a JCB Loadall, you buy a machine that's sought after around the world for its legendary productivity and build quality. This level of demand keeps residuals correspondingly high.
Resale values are helped by our continued use of innovative design and build. For example, the JCB 516-40 has a patented offset single-spine chassis; the cab sits low in the chassis, keeping machine height down without compromising on comfort.
To achieve the very highest levels of quality on our telehandlers, we use state-of-the-art manufacturing processes like robot machining and precision paint technology, as well as innovative assembly techniques.
The new JCB Loadall range’s stringent testing programme has included prolonged high stress loading of the chassis, boom and other key components, as well as repeated transmission use over thousands of cycles.
A one-piece fully welded chassis maximises strength and minimises weight. There are also large boom overlaps of up to 0.5m; the hydraulic cylinders have friction-welded eye-ends for extra strength; and all pivots use hardened pins.
The 516-40 telehandler’s single-lever joystick controls with proportional auxiliaries are quick and easy to use, offering precise control. The auxiliary service has an adjustable constant flow, allowing operators to programme their desired flow rate for operating attachments.
Visibility is excellent for such a compact telescopic handler; there’s a large roof screen and optional front and rear work lights. Control switches are ergonomically laid-out and backlit for easy recognition and good visibility at night.
Maximum Engine Power 35 kW
Maximum Lift Capacity 1600 kg
Maximum Lift Height 4 m