JCB has produced the 7,500th Teletruk, telescopic industrial forklift since it was launched in 1997. The compact telehandler uses a JCB Loadall boom on a small industrial type chassis with a rear counterweight. Lift capacity is 3.5 tonnes, maximum lift height 5.1metres with a maximum forward reach of 3.3 metres.
The majority of Teletruks produced today are four-wheel drive in spite of their largely industrial type applications.
The Teletruk is produced at JCB Utility Products plant in Cheadle, Staffordshire, UK, where industrial general manager Chris Nowell said: “Manufacturing 7,500 JCB Teletruks is a huge achievement for a unique JCB product which is now found at work around the world. Its appeal has grown because of its ability to do what ordinary forklifts cannot by virtue of its telescopic boom.”