THE NEW JCB 555-260R

The king now has swing.

The world’s favourite telehandler is now available with a 360° rotating boom. Introducing the 555-260R with a 26 metre lift height capability. Our JCB rotating telehandlers are simple to operate and offer all-round productivity, versatility, efficiency and safety.  With over 45 years of manufacturing heritage, building our Loadall telescopic handlers, supported by the best dealer network in the business, supreme reliability and peace of mind is assured.

  • Max Lift Height 25.5m
  • Max Lift Capacity 5,500kg
  • Max Engine Power 112kW
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555-260r Rotating Telescopic Handler 26m


Our rotating telehandlers share the same ergonomic controls as our fixed boom machines, so that both machine and operators work in perfect harmony.

  • Dedicated load monitoring and machine performance display screens provide clear and easy to access information.
  • One touch auto deploy, retract and level outrigger system enables simple and fast set up process.
  • Familiar cab and controls enable quick and easy machine configuration.
  • Radio frequency identification (RFID) attachment recognition system for automatic load chart selection.



Our rotating telehandlers are designed with complete safety in mind. Best in-class visibility and a host of features making the work site safer.

  • Wide door opening and anti-slip steps on all four corners of the machine allows for easier machine access and egress.
  • Extra large outrigger pads and mats optimise ground pressure and increase the operating envelope.
  • Unique twin lift ram design provides a lower boom profile for maximum stability and increased visibility.
  • “All Round” mirrors, LED lighting and optional camera system for enhanced site safety.


Using quality components, state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and innovative assembly techniques helps to achieve the very highest levels of quality, reliability and efficiency.

  • JCB's unique, regenerative hydraulic system design reduces fuel consumption and cycle times.
  • Electronically controlled cooling system matches cooling fan operation to system demands, reducing noise and power consumption.
  • Graphite impregnated bearing bushes and single point greasing kits extend service intervals and reduce downtime.
  • Chain driven boom design enables greater system efficiency throughout extension and retraction operation.


Whatever the application, our new rotating telehandlers have been extensively tested and proven in real world applications to give you maximum performance exactly where and when you need it.

  • JCB Automated technology for outrigger deployment provides industry leading set up times; with the machine able to move from it's travel position on tyres to fully rigged and ready to lift.
  • 2 speed hydrostatic transmission with a 40kph road speed and one touch selectable site gear mode.
  •  Harmonised hydraulic system and attachment development provide class leading winch raise and lower speeds.
  • Auto auxiliary venting of hydraulic system provides faster changes between attachments.


Our rotating telehandlers combine the reach and lifting capability of a crane, the manoeuvrability of a telehandler and the access capability of a mobile work platform to offer 3 machines in 1.

  • Man platform enabled as standard, allowing the machine to be configured as one of the strongest and safest mobile access platforms.
  • JCB's Clearview Q-fit carriage enables a growing selection of attachments to be fitted including: standard forks, 360 forks, platforms, buckets, waste skips, and a variety of winches, hooks and jibs. 
  • Permanent 4-wheel drive provides all terrain capability with options for traction and road bias tyres covering a wide range of machine duties and applications.
  • Remote control options enable the machine to be operated from the elevated man platform or alongside the machine.

Example package

3 year JCB FlexiLease +VAT from
£1,124.76 week
3 year HP from
£1,403.70 week

J.C.Bamford Excavators Limited is an appointed representative of JCB Finance Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

Finance illustration based on the following specification (MRRP £215,707.80 Excl. VAT)

Machine specifications

  • Michelin 445/65R22.5 X
  • Servo 2 Lever: 1X Boom End Auxiliary, Including Case Drain (555-260R / 512-83R)
  • Cab: Fully Glazed, Heater Only ,Folding Arm Rest. (555-260R / 512-83R), Stage V
  • Air Suspension Seat Fabric Deluxe and Heated
  • JCB Cleaview Carriage: Manual Q-fit Pin Locking
  • Language Pack: English
  • Machine Keypad Immobiliser
  • Floating Forks and Clearview Frame: Forks 1200X60x100, Rfid Compatible
  • Winch: 5500Kg Capacity, Rfid Compatible
  • Full Led Work Light Kit: 9x Led Worklights with Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning: LED Worklight Compatible
  • Emergency Stop Kit - 4X Ground Level E-stops
  • Radio Remote Control: Boom Hydraulics and Man Platform Control
  • Grouped Greasing Kit Chassis Front/rear and Boom
  • Front Chassis Lockable Chain Box
  • Roof and Screen Guard
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Camrera Kit: 1X Rear Camera, 1X Side Camera, 1X Boom Nose Camera
  • Outrigger Mats and Stowage
  • Beacon Kit: LED Amber Beacon and Green Beacon, Orange Seat Belt
Terms and conditions apply.

J.C.Bamford Excavators Limited is an appointed representative of JCB Finance Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

J.C. Bamford Excavators Limited is an appointed representative of JCB Finance Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Firm reference number 708332). More details can be found on their website Finance is restricted to UK business users and terms apply. The weekly values used are for illustrative purposes only. JCB FlexiLease instalments are based on a 3+33 monthly payment profile and are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate. The illustration is based on the machine operating in a medium application for a maximum of 1500 hours per annum. Return conditions will apply and you do not own the machine at the end. HP instalments are based on a 0+36 monthly payment profile with a 10% deposit and the full VAT amount payable at time of signing and you can own the machine at the end subject to a £60 Option To Purchase Fee collected together with the final payment. Offers are subject to a £245 documentation fee payable with the first monthly payment.

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