540-200 Telescopic Handler

The new JCB 540-200 represents a new high for our Loadalls. Its 5-piece boom – with range-topping 20m reach – means you get the manoeuvrability of a telescopic handler, combined with crane-like lifting performance, potentially saving you from hiring additional machinery.

This telehandler is also blessed with innovative hydraulics to boost efficiency, as well as three steer modes. Of course, productivity is nothing without durability, which is why the 540-200 uses our renowned DIESELMAX engine with a perfectly matched JCB transmission. This Loadall also boasts a stable work platform, great comfort, excellent safety, and easy serviceability.


  • Safe, comfortable and easy to service
  • 5-piece boom with 20m reach
  • Innovative hydraulic system
  • Superb durability without excess bulk
  • Huge forward reach lifting capability
  • Tried and proven DIESELMAX engine


Maximum Lift Capacity
Maximum Lift Height
Maximum Engine Power


Our new 540-200 Loadall has a 5-piece boom design. This cleverly combines a hydraulic ram and chains to extend or retract all the sections proportionally in one fast, smooth movement. What’s more, it’s all operated from just one lever.

This Loadall can lift 1500kg loads to a height of 20M; handling a pallet of bricks is easy. Formidable forward reach capability (200kg at 15.9m, 1500kg at 8.9m) also means the 540-200 can reach across building foundations.

We fit a versatile, productive double-acting boom auxiliary as standard to this telescopic handler. With its built-in drain line, this feature can power many different attachments easily, including motorised units like winches.

To maximise visibility, the 540-200’s extension ram, chains and hoses are routed through the boom. What’s more, our hydraulic regeneration system improves cycle times and improves economy by diverting oil to the rams while the arm is lowering.

The 540-200 Loadall offers the same or better cycle times than our 17m machine, courtesy of its electro servo hydraulics and high-flow 110 l/min hydraulic pump. Expect fast and productive handling of loads at height.

Fast and productive cycle times are ensured with JCB’s flow-sharing hydraulic system, which proportionally splits flow to different services. To give you an idea, this means the boom can be lifted and extended simultaneously.


The new 540-200 Loadall’s diesel tank is easy to access and fill from ground level, and it has an integral pre-filter in the filler neck to cope with dirty fuel.

It’s easy to adjust the boom chain on a 540-200. The whole task can be done from one location at the front, and there’s no need to remove any panels or use any special tools.

The filters on this Loadall (engine oil, hydraulic oil and fuel) are centrally located for fast, easy servicing.

All of the usual daily checks can be carried out from ground level on this telescopic handler.

JCB uses a dry lubricant on the wear pads of the 540-200. This means the service interval is 500hrs; on typical competitor machines, it’s just 250hrs.

You can easily get to the 540-200 Loadall’s battery without specialist tools by simply opening a lockable cover with the ignition key.