Heavy duty performance in heavy duty industries
The JCB 550-80 is the most powerful Loadall we’ve yet built. Powered by our new EcoMAX engine, it’s geared for maximum capacity, power and productivity.
EcoMAX meets Stage IIIB/Tier 4i legislation without using a bulky DPF, which, in turn, brings benefits like great visibility, low running costs and more uptime. In response to feedback, we’ve fitted a Z-bar linkage (forming our toughest-ever telescopic boom) and, as a result, achieved huge breakout force.
Then there’s our new fast-flow oil return, which produces fast cycle times by speeding up boom lowering and retraction.
A 550-80 Loadall is an extremely manoeuvrable telescopic handler; the compact wheelbase and large steering lock angles save you valuable travel time on site.
Our Vertical Integration Strategy is all about making sure the engine, transmission, hydraulic rams and cab of every new telescopic handler work in perfect harmony. These key components are therefore JCB-designed for minimum compromise and optimum performance.
A new Z-bar linkage provides 6.7 tonnes of shovel breakout force on the 550-80, while a variable speed cooling fan and hydraulic regeneration system aid efficiency.
JCB’s EcoMAX motor produces high levels of power and torque even at engine speeds as low as 1400-1600rpm, which means that a JCB Construction Loadall can provide fuel-efficient matching of transmission and hydraulics.
Because EcoMAX doesn’t use exhaust after-treatment, it doesn’t need costly heat-resistant lube oils or Adblue, saving servicing costs. And, because EcoMAX can be adapted to run on lower-grade fuels, the 550-80 is resalable across different territories, which boost residuals.
A JCB 550-80 telescopic handler is a great asset in so many respects, not least financially – huge global demand, plus legendary productivity and superb build quality equals maximum resale value.
All daily checks and greasing on a 550-80 Loadall can be carried out at ground level; engine oil, hydraulic and fuel filters are centrally located for convenience. The air filter is also easily accessible, and easy to clean.
For fast, easy inspection of 3 sides of the engine, this telescopic handler has a large, wide service bay, accessed by a gas-assisted bonnet.
A dry lubricant system means the 550-80’s wear pads are extremely durable, with service intervals of 500 hours – compared to around 250 hours on typical competitor machines.
Maximum Engine Power 93 kW
Maximum Lift Capacity 4999 kg
Maximum Lift Height 8.1 m