The JCB  540-170 is a full-sized telehandler designed for productive use from the start until the end of your project; it is equally well suited for placing materials using forks or digging into dirt and aggregate piles with a bucket.

The four-section boom is designed for extra strength with the exclusive JCB U-shape boom design and more than 20 inches of section overlap. Key hole castings help to dissipate forces on the boom while using a bucket.

  • High power and torque at low revs
  • Mechanical joystick, direct acting hydraulic control levers
  • 10.5m max reach with a 1000 kg load (stabilised)
  • 12.5m max forward reach (stabilised)
  • 4.1m outer turn radius over tyres
  • Brand new Stage 2 / Tier 2 Dieselmax engineHigh power and torque at low revsUp to 10% fuel saving over outgoing modelNew instruments, hi-res TFT screen and backlit switchesNew seat safety switch disables forward/reverse when operator isn’t seatedNew telematics and immobiliser security features including remote management

Most Popular Configuration

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  • 4-stage boom
  • Canopy with right and rear glass
  • Single-lever joystick
  • 17.5x25 pneumatic industrial tires
  • 100hp JCB Dieselmax engine
  • Frame sway: 9 degrees R/L
  • Q-Fit manual coupler, single auxiliary
  • Fabric suspension seat with 3-inch seat belt
  • Front and rear work lights
  • Magnetic rotating beacon
  • Engine block heater
  • Face-level fan
  • 66-inch Q-Fit carriage with 2x5x60” pallet forks
  • LiveLink telematics


Max. Engine Power
74.2 kW
Max. Lift Height
Max. Lift Capacity
4000 kg


The JCB 540-170 Loadall has class-leading comfort, not least because of its spacious, safe, side-entry cab. Visibility is also superb and there are stable doors for ventilation.

This telescopic handler has a fully adjustable suspension seat and steering column, mobile phone holder and intelligently placed air vents, to ergonomic controls on the front console.

Controls on the JCB 540-170 telehandler are intelligently grouped for instinctive use, with hydraulic, transmission and stabiliser controls laid out for quick, safe and precise operation.


JCB’s Dieselmax  motor produces high levels of power and torque at engine speeds as low as 1300-1500 RPM for fuel efficient matching of transmission and hydraulics

With no required exhaust aftertreatment, the JCB Dieselmax engine does away with the need for heat-resistant lube oils or Adblue. Additionally, the Dieselmax engine can be adapted to run on lower-grade fuels, so your 540-170 telehandler can be resold different territories for increased resale value.

Resale values are further enhanced by huge global demand, legendary JCB productivity and superb JCB build quality.


Every JCB Loadall is designed to maximise uptime and productivity. To do that, we make sure our components last a long time and, when routine replacements need to take place, we make sure everything important is easily accessible.

All daily checks and greasing on a 540-170 Loadall can be carried out at ground level; engine oil, hydraulic and fuel filters are centrally located for convenience. The air filter is also easily accessible, and easy to clean.

For fast, easy inspection of 3 sides of the engine, this telescopic handler has a large, wide service bay, accessed by a gas-assisted bonnet. The fold-out cooling package is easy to clean, as is the flat floor with drainage channels.


A 540-170 Loadall is an extremely manoeuvrable telescopic handler; the compact wheelbase, large steering lock angles, combination of individual hydraulic wheel motors, and three selectable steer modes save you valuable travel time on site.

JCB’s 74.2kW DIESELMAX motor produces its power and torque at low engine speeds for great responsiveness, and our wide range of Construction Loadall models means you can find the perfect machine for your requirements.

There’s excellent rearward visibility on a 540-170, courtesy of a low boom profile and low boom pivot.

Our Vertical Integration Strategy is all about making sure the engine, transmission, hydraulic rams and cab of every new telescopic handler work in perfect harmony. These key components are therefore JCB-designed for optimum performance.

JCB’s optional SmoothRide System (SRS) cushions shocks from the boom, increasing operator comfort (and therefore productivity) when travelling at speed on the road or on uneven surfaces.

A parallel lift provides excellent load retention on the 540-170, while good ground clearance, four-wheel-drive and a hydrostatic transmission aid efficiency still further.


Hose burst check valves on the rams prevent collapse if a hose fails.

The JCB Adaptive Load Control system is automatically activated to maintain longitudinal stability.

The JCB 540-170 is equipped with side and rear mirrors for all-round visibility. Safety is further enhanced by a standard-fit reverse alarm.

For quick, easy and safe access, the JCB 540-170 has a three-point access.

After hours, the machine is secured by the JCB LiveLink telematics vehicle tracker and an optional immobilizer.