JCB will show its smallest ever telescopic loader, the Miniscopic 515-40, at this year’s Agritechnica show in Germany. It aims to provide an alternative to tractor front loaders and is said to be ideal for work in cramped sheds. The Miniscopic is just 2.97m long and 1.8m high and weighs 3.5t. It can lift 1.5t and has a reach of 4m. Four-wheel drive and steering is fitted, plus hydrostatic drive, and the engine is a 50hp Deutz unit.