THE JCB 555-260R

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With a 360° rotating boom, 26 metre lift height capacity, and 45 years of manufacturing heritage built in, the JCB 555-260R is designed with the most ambitious projects in mind. 
Simple to operate and offering all-round productivity, versatility, efficiency and safety, you’ll find rotating telehandlers for sale across our expert dealer network.
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555-260r Rotating Telescopic Handler 26m


Our JCB 555-260R rotating telehandler shares the ergonomic controls as our fixed boom machines, so that both machine and operators work in perfect harmony.

  • Get clear and easy access to information with dedicated load monitoring and machine performance display screens.
  • Set up quickly and simply with one touch auto deploy, retract and level outrigger systems.
  • Familiar cab and controls enable quick and easy machine configuration.
  • Radio frequency identification (RFID) attachment recognition system for automatic load chart selection.


Our telescopic handlers are designed to work 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 provides a lower boom profile for maximum stability and increased visibility.
  • "All Round" mirrors, LED lighting and optional camera systems 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.

  • Reduce fuel consumption and cycle times with JCB's unique, regenerative hydraulic system design.
  • Reduce noise and power consumption with an electronically controlled cooling system that matches cooling fan operation to system demands.
  • Extend service intervals and reduce downtime with graphite impregnated bearing bushes and single point greasing kits.
  • Enable greater system efficiency throughout extension and retraction operation thanks to the rotating telehandler's chain driven boom design.


Whatever the application, our 555-260R rotating telehandler has been extensively tested and proven in real-world applications. Giving you maximum performance, exactly where you need it.

  • JCB Automated technology for outrigger deployment provides industry-leading set up times; with the machine able to move from its 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 systems provides faster changes between attachments.


The JCB 555-260R combines 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.


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