With new engine, JCB’s 12,000-lb. capacity 512-56 telehandler needs no DEF, DPF

JCB 512-56 telehandler

JCB’s 512-56 marks the first 12,000-pound-capacity telehandler that requires no engine aftertreatment or regeneration to meet Tier 4 Final emissions standards.

The 512-56 Loadall is now available with a 74-horsepower JCB Ecomax diesel engine that requires no diesel exhaust fluid, diesel particulate filter or other aftertreatment, the company says. (To learn more about how engines below 75 horsepower can meet Tier 4 Final emissions requirements without aftertreatment, click here.)

The telehandler is also available with a 109-horsepower Ecomax engine.

The no-aftertreatment version has the largest lifting capacity of any 74-horsepower telehandler in the upcoming 2018-2019 Equipment World Spec Guide & Yearbook, to be released in October. (For the current Spec Guide, click here.)

The high-torque engine is the same offered in the company’s 510-56, which has a lift capacity of 10,000 pounds. For the 512-56, JCB added enhancements to give the engine 14 percent more available power and an 11 percent increase in power-to-weight ratio.

The 512-56 is JCB’s second-largest telehandler. Its largest is the 514-56, at 14,000 pounds of lift capacity.

The 512-56 has a maximum lift height of 56 feet and max reach of 42 feet. It has a lift capacity of 5,000 pounds at max height and 3,500 pounds at max reach.

“It is the only machine on the market that can offer such impressive lift height and capacity without the operating costs and hassle of engine aftertreatment and regeneration,” says Andrea Whelan, vice president for direct sales at JCB North America.

Other features of the 512-56 include a “low-effort servo single joystick,” designed to make it easier to operate. The company says the telehandler can “place heavy loads with ease and precision.” It also has service intervals of 500 hours for less maintenance.

The machine maintains other hallmarks of JCB’s telehandlers, including an all-JCB drivetrain and the company’s U-pressed steel boom that has fewer stress points, for added strength and durability.