JCB Construction Equipment Australia (CEA) has added the 540-180 Hi-Viz to its Loadall range which features an 18m lift height and 4000kg lift capacity. 

National product manager for material handlers Anthony Lockwood said one of the key features of this Loadall is its regenerative hydraulic system which leads to faster cycle times and fuel savings. 

"[The system] uses gravitational force and diverts oil back to the rams while the arm is lowering."

According to JCBCEA, this results in 20% faster cycle times using more than 4% less fuel compared to its predecessor model, the 540-170 Hi-Viz. 

The 540-180 Hi-Viz also comes fitted with the 55kW/74hp JCB EcoMAX engine, which uses about 14% less fuel than other models in the range.

"The JCB EcoMAX engine doesn't use a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), so there's no loss of productivity during the regeneration process, nor the extra expense of replacing a DPF," said Lockwood.

"The compact design and versatility of the JCB Loadall range means they can take place of other machines on the work site, such as a mobile crane, skid steer, wheel loader or forklift."

The 540-180 Hi-Viz also features JCB's patented load control system and sway frames which enable more stable load placement, while hose burst check valves protect the driver and bystanders in the event of hose failure.