JCB has sold in Europe its first Teleskid, presented last March at the Conexpo exhibition in Las Vegas, where the potential of this machine for agricultural applications was realized. Thus, the versatility of the Teleskid 3TS-8W has been proven after being acquired by the British dairy producer WEJ & HJ Neville, from Matlock in Derbyshire.
Neville requested a demonstration to the agricultural dealer of JCB in its zone, RC Setchfield, and to the few minutes of seeing working the Teleskid was convinced that it was the perfect machine for the work. That demonstration was immediately transformed into a purchase order for the first JCB 3TS8W.
So far, the farm had a JCB 260 skid steer loader, along with a JCB 536-60 Agri Super telescopic handler. The Teleskid 3TS-8W offers more than 4 m. Of reach, with up to 611 kg of capacity at full capacity, combining the performance of the two previous models.
The JCB 3TS-8W offers greater versatility, and the added value of reducing operating costs
“The machine exceeded our expectations and stability is exceptional,” commented Mr. Neville. “Before we started using a skid steer loader on our farm, we had the telescopic handler work over 2000 hours a year. However since it arrived, we do most of the work with the steering skate – since we do not always need high power and lifting capacity for cleaning sheds, bed cubbies and to push forage”.
“The skid steer loaders offer lower operating costs and now with the addition of the Teleskid telescopic boom we have increased versatility, with the ability to unload single-sided trailers, stack tall bales in the barn, load the mixer bucket and much more”, he added.