JCB Loadall telehandlers: Proven design key to second-hand value?

The design of today’s 531 to 541 Loadalls hasn’t drifted far from that of the 530 to 540 models launched back in 1997. This not to suggest there has been no progress in Loadall development, as successive generations have brought more performance along with comfier operation. The key is to know what is on offer in the pre-owned market and to seek out a used buy with the right spec for the job

by James de Havilland

14 Jan 2020

Although JCB is understandably very keen to boast of its innovation in telehandler design, the evergreen Loadall side-engine ‘500’ series has benefited more from evolutionary development rather than big departures from the company’s proven telehandler template. Key developments are: