Here at JCB, we’ve been constantly evolving the telehandler concept ever since we pioneered it back in 1977. The latest 540-170 Loadall is an embodiment of that process, developed to meet the needs of rental companies and contractors alike, and able to cope with the unique demands of any site. A huge reach and compact dimensions, as well as unrivalled manoeuvrability, build quality and operator comfort are just the beginning.  

As with all JCB Construction telescopic handlers, the 540-170 has unrivalled productivity, efficiency, safety and serviceability as standard too.


  • Brand new Stage IIIB/Tier 4i EcoMAX engine
  • High power and torque at low revs
  • Up to 10% fuel saving over outgoing model
  • New instruments, hi-res TFT screen and backlit switches
  • New seat safety switch disables forward/reverse when operator isn’t seated
  • New telematics and immobiliser security features including remote management


Maximum Engine Power
Maximum Lift Capacity
Maximum Lift Height


Heavy-duty axle feet help the JCB 540-170 Construction Loadall telehandler to absorb the immense stresses generated during continuous heavy material rehandling applications, while a one-piece fully welded chassis maximises strength and minimises weight.  

There’s a tough U-shaped boom pressing with fully welded closing plates. For extra strength, there are large boom overlaps of up to 1.0m; we’ve also reduced joints and stress points across our integrated boom nose and one-piece closing plate.  

To provide long-term corrosion protection, we dip JCB Construction Loadall cabs in electrophoretic ally prior to painting. Keyhole castings hold the tilt and extension rams in place to further improve overall structural integrity.  

Hydraulic hoses are intelligently routed through the boom for maximum protection; the bonnet is side-mounted, which protects it from site damage; and rear lights fold up to keep them clear and well protected from damage when working on site.  

The boom on a JCB 540-170 Construction Loadall telehandler is mounted low in the chassis, providing an extremely rigid structure and maximum over-the-shoulder visibility.  

The new Construction Loadall range’s stringent testing programme has included prolonged high stress loading of the chassis, boom and other key components, as well as repeated transmission use over thousands of cycles.  

Optional front and top screen roof guards offer additional protection from falling debris.


JCB’s innovative Clean Burn technology helps EcoMAX to meet T4F/Stage IV regulations using a sealed-for-life SCR system instead of exhaust after-treatments like DPFs. Benefits include the fact that you don’t have to worry about costly time-consuming DPF regeneration and replacement.  

An LED screen on the JCB 540-170 Loadall’s dash provides useful information for efficient running, like fuel remaining, fuel used since last fill, current average fuel consumption, DEF level and any current warnings.  

By producing high levels of power and torque even at engine speeds as low as 1300rpm, EcoMAX can provide fuel-efficient matching of transmission and hydraulics.  

JCB telescopic handlers enjoy proven demand supported by legendary productivity and build quality, ensuring high residuals the world over. EcoMAX can be adapted to run on lower-grade fuels, making Construction Loadalls easily resalable across different territories, boosting residuals further still.


A low boom profile and low boom pivot make for excellent rearward visibility on the JCB 540-170 Loadall, likewise the full set of side and rear-view mirrors. Because EcoMAX doesn’t use a DPF, the bonnet line is lower, improving both visibility and manoeuvrability.  

In many territories, our Loadall security system is Thatcham-approved. The package comprises a JCB LiveLink telematic GPS vehicle tracker, an immobiliser and a Cesar Datatag.  

The cab is Roll Over Protection System (ROPS) and Falling Objects Protection System (FOPS) certified, so operators are safe at all times. Sway frames enable an operator to make their telehandler absolutely level before commencing lifting.  

To protect bystanders, a reverse alarm is standard-fit on the JCB 540-170, and an operator presence switch disables drive when your operator isn’t seated, preventing accidental operation.  

Our factory-fit immobilisers can result in reduced insurance premiums. You can choose whether your immobiliser is operated by a key or a 4-digit code keypad that automatically arms itself after a set period of time following engine shutdown.  

Cesar is a simple and effective method of machine identification and registration that’s operated by police across the UK and Ireland. JCB fully supports this initiative and we fit it as standard to all UK telescopic handlers.  

Hose burst check valves (HBCVs) are fitted as standard to the rams, preventing a collapse in the event of hose failure.  

LiveLink tracking provides valuable real-time machine location data. Geofencing alerts help to ensure your machine is only used in specified areas.


Fluid filters (engine oil, hydraulic oil and fuel) are centrally located for fast, easy servicing. The air filter is easily accessible too, and its double-element design simplifies cleaning; yet another reason why JCB Construction Loadalls have best-in-class SAE serviceability ratings.  

All daily checks and greasing on the JCB 540-170 can be performed at ground level. It’s also easy to fill the diesel and AdBlue tanks from ground level, with both tanks equipped with pre-filters in the filler necks to guard against dirt and contaminants.  

You can access the battery easily on this telescopic handler (and without specialist tools) via a lockable cover that’s opened with the ignition key.  

A dry lubricant system means the JCB 540-170’s wear pads are extremely durable, with service intervals of 500 hours.  

This telehandler doesn’t use DPF technology, so there’s no loss of productivity during the regeneration process, nor the extra expense of replacing a DPF.  

To prove how good our EcoMAX engines are, we’ve tested them for 110,000 hours in 70 different machines across the toughest applications and environments.


The backlit switches on a JCB 540-170 Loadall telehandler are crystal clear, even in the dark. And new instruments and a hi-res TFT screen form an intuitive automotive-style layout.  

To create the perfect driving position, opt for the easily adjustable tilting telescopic steering column.  

A 7-speed fan heater creates the most comfortable, productive operator environment on board this telescopic handler.   Visibility is excellent, courtesy of direct glazing, a large roof screen and standard-fit tinted cab glass.  

Roof bars are strategically placed for maximum visibility when placing at height. Choose cab, front and rear lights for ultimate visibility.  

There’s a new servo joystick control fitted to the 540-170. This innovation provides the ultimate in fast and precise control, reducing operator fatigue, raising concentration levels and site safety.

Example package

3 year JCB FlexiLease from
£359.55 Per week
3 year HP from
£504.39 Per week
£80,759.90 Ex VAT

Machine specifications

  • Engine: 81kW (109hp) JCB EcoMAX stage IV diesel engine
  • 4 speed powershift transmission
  • 29kph travel speed
  • 2/4WD disconnect
  • JCB Sitemaster: 15.5-25 12 ply tyres
  • Chassis sway control
  • Servo controls, 2 levers, 1 auxiliary
  • EN15000 adaptive load control
  • Cab equipped with tinted glass & heater
  • Q-fit carriage
  • Rotating beacon
  • Grease gun & cartridge kit
  • High visibility convex front mirror
  • Fabric suspension seat
  • Roof & front screen guard
  • Forks & pin
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JCB Finance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Firm reference number 708332). More details can be found on our website www.jcb-finance.co.uk. 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 1000 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 £48 Option To Purchase Fee collected together with the final payment. Offers are subject to a £245 documentation fee payable with the first monthly payment.