JCB has announced that its entire telehandler range will now be fitted with its home-grown engines.

The telehandlers are the first agricultural machines to receive the JCB 444 power plant, after its introduction to back-hoe loaders earlier this year.

To accompany this change, the telehandler range gets a new designation.

Formerly known as Farm Specials, the machines are now to be called Agri.

The payloads have increased by 100kg and model numbers have changed, too. So the 530-70 becomes the 531-70 and so on.

Three derivatives of the telehandler will be available: The Agri, Agri-Plus and Agri-Super.

The Super model is 125hp with a six-speed powershift whereas the smaller models are four-speed units with 100hp and 125hp engines, respectively.