JCB’s tracked Teleskid skid-steer hits UK market

A tracked version of JCB’s novel Teleskid skid-steer with telescopic boom is now available in the UK.

Like its wheeled sibling, power is provided by a 4.4-litre JCB Ecomax engine developing 74hp together with a 90 litres/min hydraulic system as standard.

Hydrostatic drive offers a modest forward speed that is limited to 13kph and it runs on 450mm-wide rubber tracks.

JCB says the 3TS-8T handles in a similar fashion to a regular skid-steer, with the obvious perk of being able to use the extending boom to load muck trailers or stack bales.

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The tracked model is actually able to lift more than the wheeled version because it weighs around 1.3t more. Rated lifting capacity is 732kg when the boom is at full extension, maximum height is 3.8m and forward reach at ground level is 2.25m.

Boom suspension is standard, as is a self-levelling headstock and a seven-way joystick in the cab.

The asking price is £59,543.