JCB 526-56 Agri 2018-05-08T15:08:01+00:00

JCB 526-56 AGRI

With narrow spaces, slippery ground and heavy workloads, the agricultural environment represents a unique challenge for operators and their machinery. The new JCB 526-56 AGRI Loadall is a telehandler that’s designed to meet this challenge head-on. Compact dimensions, incredible manoeuvrability, unparalleled build quality and all-day operator comfort are just the beginning.

As with all JCB AGRI telescopic handlers, the 526-56 is purpose-built to the exact needs of agricultural operators. You can therefore also expect maximum productivity, efficiency , safety and serviceability. With minimal compromise.

Comfort & Ease of use

The JCB 526-56 AGRI Loadall has class-leading single lever servo controls with proportional auxiliaries for quick, easy and precise control. The electro servo hydraulic system offers fully proportional, smooth and accurate control of all boom functions.

To make it easier to operate the boom controls, there’s an armrest on the seat providing comfort and support; backlit switches aid recognition and night visibility; and, for intuitive automotive ergonomics, we’ve fitted new instruments and a hi-res TFT screen.

Monitoring your AdBlue Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) level is easily done via the new in-cab TFT display on the 526-56 telescopic handler.

Optional front and rear work lights provide improved all-round visibility (there’s an LED option for ultimate nighttime performance). You can also choose a rear towing hitch work light option to make changeovers easier.

A tilting and optional telescopic steering column provides easy adjustment for maximum comfort.

Create the perfect working environment by choosing our productivity-enhancing 7-speed fan to optimise your cab heating and cooling.

Our rear-mounted clean air kit option keeps the cab environment as fresh as possible.

The optional deluxe cab trim incorporates rear seat storage and a cubby box mounted on the off-side rear of the seat.


A standard hydraulic variable-speed cooling fan fitted to the JCB 526-56 AGRI Loadall telehandler automatically reacts to ambient temperature and adjusts fan speed for maximum economy and minimal noise. The fan’s superior airflow also reduces dust blow from the ground.

JCB’s innovative Clean Burn technology helps EcoMAX to meet T4F/Stage IV regulations using a sealed-for-life SCR system instead of exhaust after-treatments like DPFs. Benefits include the fact that you don’t have to worry about costly time-consuming DPF regeneration and replacement.

Electronic high-pressure common rail fuel injection improves economy whilst maintaining excellent power and torque. What’s more, by producing peak power and torque at engine speeds as low as 1500–1600rpm, EcoMAX can provide fuel-efficient matching of transmission and hydraulics.

JCB telescopic handlers enjoy proven demand supported by legendary productivity and build quality, ensuring high residuals the world over.

EcoMAX can be adapted to run on lower-grade fuels, making AGRI Loadalls easily resalable across different territories, boosting residuals further still.

High back-off brakes reduce viscous drag during roading and rehandling, which improves economy by up to 2%. We’ve reduced the Powershift transmission oil level for an extra 1% efficiency boost.

When you operate a JCB AGRI Loadall telehandler like the 526-56, you receive comprehensive fuel data on the dash LED screen. Press the information button to check fuel remaining, fuel used since last fill/reset, and current average fuel consumption.

Less Service, More Service

Fluid filters (engine oil, hydraulic oil and fuel) are centrally located for fast, easy servicing. The air filter is easily accessible too, and its double-element design simplifies cleaning.

All daily checks and greasing can be performed at ground level. It’s also easy to fill the diesel and AdBlue tanks from ground level, with both tanks equipped with pre-filters in the filler necks to guard against dirt and contaminants.

Lengthy 500-hour service intervals help to minimise downtime, yet still keep your Loadall well maintained and in peak condition. A dry boom lubricant system means our telehandler wear pads are extremely durable, with service intervals of 500 hours.

All of our LiveLink-equipped T4F Loadall telescopic handlers (including the 526-56 AGRI) can report fuel economy, idle time and engine load data through the LiveLink web portal.

This telehandler doesn’t use DPF technology, so there’s none of the extreme heat production you’d normally associate with DPF regeneration. This, in turn, reduces risks of fire.

Most T4F engines use a DPF or DOC, with all the additional maintenance that entails. The SCR system employed on EcoMAX units eliminates the need to replace or clean these expensive elements; this keeps residual values high.

Productivity and Performance

With limited slip diffs and 4WD as standard, you get plenty of traction and performance even in soft, muddy areas.

You can switch between three steering modes – two-wheel; four-wheel steer; and crab steer.

An innovative Bucket Rattle feature on the JCB 526-56 allows you to automatically meter material from your shovel. Operated from a feature button on the joystick, you can even control the level of rattle.

An auxiliary pressure release button for the front hydraulic auxiliary service is mounted on the cab, making attachment changeovers quicker.

The JCB EcoMAX T4F engine with variable geometry turbo delivers an increased 109hp (81kW) of power and 516Nm of torque. This is produced at low engine speeds, offering you optimum response, as well as improved cycle times and tractive effort.

JCB’s Smoothride System (SRS) improves load retention and increases operator comfort (and therefore productivity) when travelling at speed on the road or on uneven fields. You can now also engage SRS manually with the boom in any position.

Whenever you retract the boom, you now benefit from hydraulic damping for smoother, more accurate operation. A selectable transmission dump on the foot brake provides superb multi-functioning and increased power during loading or rehandling.

Quality, Reliability, Durability

To provide long-term corrosion protection, we dip JCB AGRI Loadall cabs in electrophoretic ally prior to painting. Our hydraulic cylinders have friction-welded eye-ends for extra strength, and all pivots use hardened pins.

Hydraulic hoses are intelligently routed through the boom for maximum protection; the side engine bonnet is recessed to guard against site damage; and rear lights fold up to keep them clear and well protected from damage.

The JCB 526-56’s T4F/Stage IV engine builds on the tried-and-proven success of the JCB EcoMAX platform. Since its launch, we’ve achieved over 200,000 hours of testing across the toughest applications and environments.

Because we make our own hydraulic rams, cabs, axles, transmissions and engines, every element of JCB telescopic handlers works in perfect harmony. From your point of view, that means optimum reliability and performance.

The boom on a JCB 526-56 AGRI Loadall telehandler is mounted low in the chassis, providing an extremely rigid structure and maximum over-the-shoulder visibility.

The new AGRI Loadall range’s stringent testing programme has included prolonged high stress loading of the chassis, boom and other key components, as well as repeated transmission use over thousands of cycles.

We use state-of-the-art manufacturing processes like robot machining, precision paint technology and innovative assembly techniques to achieve the very highest levels of quality.


JCB Agri telescopic handlers are designed to be highly efficient. Our Dieselmax engines produce high power and torque at low revs. That means more work for less engine exertion, saving fuel. Productivity is also helped by the spacious, comfy cabs we’ve fitted. Easy maintenance and rugged components come as standard too, which maximises usage.

General Machine Options

• Front and rear working lights
• Rotating flashing beacon
• Fire extinguisher
• Front screen guard
• Air conditioning
• Radial tyres
• 2 boom end auxiliary services
• Sunblind
• Radio kit
• Carriage hydraulic locking
• Limited slip differential in front axle
• Air suspension seat
• Reversing fan
• 2-speed and intermittent front wash/wipers
• Powershift transmission
• Oil pilot single lever joystick with proportional control
• Available with tool carrier or Q-fit style carriage – contact your local dealer


Lift Performance

Maximum Lift Capacity 2600kg
Maximum Lift Height 5.6m


Maximum Engine Power 81kW (109hp)