JCB TM420S telehandler: Prince of the pit

Designed to offer a capable all-round handler, yet able to unleash grin-inducing performance on the clamp, JCB’s TM420S looks set to tick all the boxes. So, how does it fare when the grass is coming in thick and fast?

by Richard Bradley

13 Jul 2021

Torque lockup transformed the clamp climbing ability of JCB’s TM320S, ticking the box for the farmer or smaller contractor wanting a versatile machine that had the reach of a telehandler. As ever, users stretched the 320S’ abilities and longed for a more powerful and heavyweight machine, so in comes the TM420. A hefty looking tool, effectively beefing a TM320S up in every conceivable way, apart from its engine and transmission.