What is a telehandler?

A telehandler - otherwise known as a telescopic handler - is a lifting machine equipped with a telescopic boom and a lifting attachment, allowing it to function as a forklift and a crane. This dual ability - combined with the fact many telehandlers can accommodate a variety of attachments - make it one of the most versatile machines on a site. 

It's used for a range of agricultural, construction and industrial tasks, including:

  • Lifting and transporting loads
  • Loading and unloading trucks
  • Transporting crops to less accessible areas
  • Moving loads to and from rooftops


JCB's range of telehandlers - or Loadalls as we like to call them - is one of the most extensive in the world. The selection extends across 25 different models, with telehandler lifting capacity that ranges from 1,500kg right up to 6.000kg, and a reach extending all the way up to 20m.
This includes specialist models dedicated to agricultural applications and the waste management sector, as well as the latest compact 514-40 - the world's #1 telehandler in the smallest ever package. Find out more about the capabilities, specification and features of all the models in the range here

Whichever model is needed for your job, you can be sure of the highest levels of performance and productivity from JCB. With pioneered the Loadall concept back in 1977, mechanising lifting and loading for the very first time with an innovative machine design that went on to revolutionise materials handling. 

Today, every JCB Loadall is built on this 45-year heritage, resulting in world-beating quality and comfort.

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