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JCB 525-50M

Rough terrain telescopic forklift

JCB 525-50M

The JCB 525-50M is mainly used to move ammunition and weapons

Entered service ?
Crew 1 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 5.4 t
Length 3.62 m
Width 1.82 m
Height 2.19 m
Lifting capacity 2.5 t
Maximum reach 2.82 m
Maximum lift height 5 m
Engine diesel
Engine power 77 / 100 hp
Maximum road speed 30 km/h
Range ~ 200 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.3 m
Trench ~ 0.4 m
Fording ~ 0.5 m


   The JCB 525-50M Loadall is a small telescopic forklift. It is a militarized version of the JCB 525-50 commercial forklift. It was developed to meet the British Royal Air Forces requirement. In service the JCB 525-50M is mainly used to move ammunition and weapons.

   The JCB 525-50M is one of the smallest machines in the JCB line of military forklifts. Due to its compact dimensions it can operate where access and headroom are restricted. For example inside standard shipping containers. Its telescopic boom can reach into truck and containers.

   This telehandler can lift loads with a maximum weight of 2.5 t. At full forward reach it can lift 1 t. Maximum lift height is 5 m.

   The front-mounted fork attachment can be replaced with a 0.9 m general-purpose bucket. It can be used for loose material handling, earthworking and other operations.

   Cab of this forklift provides the operator with protection against falling objects and roll-over.

   This military forklift is powered by a 4.2-liter naturally aspirated diesel engine. Two engine options were available. One of them develops 77 hp, the other 100 hp. This load handling machine has a full-time all-wheel drive and four-wheel steering. Two JCB 525-50M forklifts were modified to work in extremely cold temperatures.

   The JCB 525-50M can be airlifted by a C-130 Hercules tactical cargo aircraft. This military forklift has a special lifting points and can be carried underslung by heavy-lift helicopters, such as Chinook.


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JCB 525-50M

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JCB 525-50M

JCB 525-50M

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