Every JCB telehandler is designed to offer superb productivity, and the 505-20TC telehandler is no different. Excellent visibility and maneuverability, versatile performance, potent power and innovation-driven efficiency are all part of the package.

There’s also strength, durability and reliability built into every area of this telescopic handler from JCB. The 505-20TC telehandler offers low run costs, stringent safety measures, cutting-edge anti-theft technology, easy servicing, and one of the largest cabs in the business.

  • Tier 4 JCB by Kohler 74 HP engine
  • Multiple coupler options to maximum attachment investments
  • Large, operator station for optimal comfort
  • Forward-neutral- reverse joystick or column control for added productivity
  • Compact dimensions and tight turning radius for superior maneuverability
  • LiveLink telematics standard with 5-year subscription
  • Cab height of 6 ft 2 in.
  • No after treatment - DPF or DEF required

Most Popular Configuration

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  • 2-stage boom
  • Cab or Canopy with right and rear glass
  • Single-lever joystick
  • 12-16.5 pneumatic industrial tires
  • JCB by Kohler 74 hp engine - no DPF or DEF
  • Skid steer manual locking coupler, single auxiliary
  • Vinyl suspension seat with 3-inch seat belt
  • Front work lights
  • Magnetic rotating beacon
  • Engine block heater
  • 2WD/4WD/crab (all wheel) steering
  • Face-level fan
  • 48-inch carriage with 2x4x48” pallet forks
  • LiveLink telematics


Maximum Lift Capacity
5,500 lbs

2,500 kg

Maximum Lift Height
20 ft

6 m

Maximum Engine Power
74 hp

55 kW


The JCB 505-20TC telescopic handler has a large, spacious cab with a wide access door; tinted cab glass reflects 30 percent of the sun’s energy for increased comfort.

JCB 505-20TC controls are comfortable, precise and smooth thanks to single-lever electro servo controls with proportional auxiliaries. JCB’s proportional constant flow feature allows operators to program different flow rates for different attachments.

Telehandler operators can maneuver quickly and easily with directional shuttle changes possible via the shuttle lever on the steering column or the joystick-mounted shuttle switch.


For excellent traction and performance in difficult conditions, the JCB 505-20TC telehandler is equipped with 4WD as standard. An limited-slip differential is available for maximum traction on slippery surfaces by transferring drive from the spinning wheel to the stationary wheel.

With a low height of 6 feet 2 inches and a narrow width of 6 feet, this JCB Loadall telehandler is able to access small operating environments, while its compact wheelbase and large steering lock angles ensure tight turning circles and superior maneuverability.

A 74 hp JCB by Kohler engine requires no aftertreatment, and produces 221 lb-ft of torque at 1500 RPM.


The 505-20TC telehandler features a low boom pivot point and slim outer boom for unmatched visibility to front and rear wheels on the right-hand side. Bystanders are further safeguarded by the standard-fit reversing alarm.

Hose burst check valves (HBCVs) prevent the rams from collapse in the event of a hose failure. 

 GPS tracking via JCB LiveLink telematics systems provides real-time location data, including geofencing alerts to let you know if your machine is being used beyond predefined boundaries.