JCB has extended the reach of its skid-steer loaders with the addition of a telescopic boom.  Built in Savannah, Georgia, US, the Teleskid has a maximum reach of just over 4.00m making it a much more realistic proposition for loading trailers, diet feeders, etc… for businesses where being able to spin on a sixpence is essential.  It’s rated to lift 611kg at max reach. That’s all the Staffs company can quote us, as any numbers over the magic 1t mark mean a machine has to be fitted with a safe load indicator. Safe to say that with the boom retracted fully the new machine is capable of handling more than double its quoted max load at full extension.  Grunt is provided by a JCB-built four-pot putting out 74hp to power the twin-motor hydrostatic driveline. As with the company’s standard skidders, the boom is an offset, side-mounted arrangement that allows for a proper side-access cabin. It’s a high spec machine with air-con, boom suspension and a reverse-fan with a list price to match — £58,000.  JCB says the Teleskid means it can offer existing customers a more versatile machine as well as enabling it to target users of smaller telehandlers.