JCB: breaking-in in the Urals region

At the Field Day in Chelyabinsk oblast, AgroCentre impressed the guests with the top-selling machines, among them the JCB 531-70 Agri telescopic handler.

‘The loader has become part and parcel of our display at any trade fair’, says Sergey Chichay, Manager of Chelyabinsk Branch of AgroCentre, ‘even more so at a modern farming enterprise.’

Compact dimensions and high manoeuvrability enable the JCB 531-70 Agri to tackle the most challenging tasks, where other loaders render themselves powerless. The total weight of the JCB 531-70 Agri is 6,900 kg, the lift capacity is 3,100 kg. The maximum travel speed is 32 km/h, the maximum discharge height is 7 m, and the turning radius is 3.7 m. The average fuel consumption is 6.4 l/hour. The capacity of the fuel tank is 148 l, which ensures prolonged work periods without refilling. The telehandler is protected with a special cover instead of thin sheet metal to minimise body damage. An extensive range of attachments makes the machine suitable for various applications.

The management team of Preduralye (Verkhneuralsk district) is fully aware of these advantages, so they purchased one loader straight after the trade fair and decided to lease another one. The need for a handler arose long ago. Although the enterprise owns two lifting cranes, the workload is still too big. Preduralye is engaged in dairy and beef farming as well as crop production. Besides, the enterprise is a breeding reproducer for Bashkir horses.

‘We had a choice of several loader models from several manufacturers’, says Marat Ahmetgaleyev, Director of the enterprise, ‘and decided in favour of JCB thanks to a positive review from the neighbouring Khlebinka enterprise. They have been working with the JCB machinery for a long time and are quite content with both the loader and the quality of after-sales service provided by AgroCentre. This time, they are using the trade-in option. They are selling the old loader at a good price and buying a new one for themselves.’