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JCB Loadall telescopic handler

Supplier: JCB Construction Equipment Australia

JCB manufactures a total of 34 different Loadall models, 29 of which are made at Rocester, with a further five compact models produced at JCB Compact Products, Cheadle, Staffordshire.


Global Expansion Steps Up As 100,000th Loadall Rolls Off Line

  • JCB today celebrated the production of its 100,000th Loadall telescopic handler as the company concluded ?9 million worth of investment to significantly expand global manufacturing of the machine.
  • “The success of this product and the Loadall business has been built on continual investment, tireless innovation and product development.

  • The latest investment in our UK production facilities enables JCB to meet the increasing global demand for Loadalls.

  • “The decision to begin manufacturing in the USA is a natural step for JCB because the country is the biggest single market for telescopic handlers in the world and we look forward to growing success in The States with a ‘made-in-America’ Loadall.”
  • In the UK, where JCB is market leader for telescopic handlers, a second production line has been installed which has doubled production capacity so the company can take advantage of rising global markets.
  • A wide variety of machine tools have also been installed which have quickened manufacturing processes and enhanced product quality. These include the installation of a new 650 tonne press brake; new robot welding centres for the welding of booms arms and ancillary components and a new machining centre for precision boring.


  • The new machine offered users a rough terrain machine with reach and performance way beyond the capabilities of conventional rough terrain forklifts.
  • Putting the JCB machine out in front was its unique telescopic boom which brought a new solution to the problem of handling materials.
  • As the machine evolved, its use widened to all areas of the construction sector and the concept quickly spread to agriculture where it is used for a vast variety of tasks from loading grain, stacking bales and towing trailers.