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The 531-70 offers you all the performance and productivity that you need to excel on any construction site. Having pioneered the concept of the telescopic handler back in 1977, JCB remains the world’s number one for a variety of reasons. We manufacture a high percentage of our machines’ componentry; the new Tier 4 Final JCB EcoMAX engine is a perfect telehandler power unit; extended service intervals and simplified maintenance procedures are built into every machine; Loadalls command premium residual values; and customers are backed by a comprehensive worldwide dealer network.


  • Length to Fork Face16.4 ft, 4990 mm
  • Width Over Tires7.3 ft, 2230 mm
  • Overall Height8.2 ft, 2490 mm
  • Wheelbase9 ft, 2750 mm
  • Ground Clearance1.3 ft, 400 mm


  • Max Lift Height23 ft, 7000 mm
  • Max Forward Reach12.1 ft, 3700 mm


  • MakeJCB,
  • Gross Power63 hp, 47 kw
  • Power Measured @2200 rpm
  • Max Torque320 lb ft, 433.9 Nm
  • Torque Measured @1200 rpm
  • Displacement268.5 cu in, 4.4 L
  • Number of Cylinders4
  • AspirationNaturally Aspirated


  • Operating Weight15215 lb, 6901.4 kg
  • Fuel Capacity39.1 gal, 148 L
  • Hydraulic System Fluid Capacity29.9 gal, 113 L
  • Operating Voltage12 V
  • Alternator Supplied Amperage95 amps
  • Tire Size15.5/80-24


  • TypePowershift transmission incorporating torque converter
  • Number of Forward Gears4
  • Number of Reverse Gears4
  • Max Speed – forward17 mph, 27.4 km/h
  • Max Speed – reverse17 mph, 27.4 km/h


  • Pump TypeTwo stage gear pump with suctio nstrainer and filter
  • Pump Flow Capacity43.1 gal/min, 163 L/min
  • Relief Valve Pressure3500 psi, 24131.6 kPa


  • A construction Loadall is extremely maneuverable, making it easy to operate in confined spaces; the compact wheelbase and large steering lock angles save you valuable travel time on site.

    JCB telehandlers are 4WD (optional 2WD can also be selected to minimize tire wear and fuel use), helping you maintain traction and performance in soft, muddy areas. A limited slip differential in the front axle is an option too.

    The new efficient EcoMAX Tier 4 Final engine produces its power and torque at low engine speeds for great responsiveness, and the wide range of JCB telescopic handler models means you can find the perfect machine for your requirements.

    For the most efficient lifting, extending and pushing, our class-leading hydraulics will give you the fastest cycle times. On three and four-stage boom machines we fit stabilizers for increased stability and lift performance.

    A construction Loadall has three selectable steer modes. There’s two-wheel steer, which is ideal for travelling at high speed on the road; four-wheel steer for working in tight spaces; and crab steer for maneuvering close to walls and buildings.

    For added versatility, all JCB Loadall telehandlers are fitted as standard with a single boom auxiliary feature which can power a wide range of attachments. The JCB quickhitch system makes attachment changing quick and easy.With a variable geometry turbo for excellent performance at low revs, the JCB EcoMAX Tier 4 Final engine can provide greater fuel efficiency*.

    * Model-dependent


  • Every JCB telescopic handler is designed to maximize uptime and productivity. To do that, we make sure our components last a long time and, when routine replacements need to take place, we make sure everything important is easily accessible.

    So all checks are quick, simple and safe to carry out from ground level on this Loadall. The one-piece hood is on a gas strut for ease and safety; the radiator guard and reversing fan keeps out debris; the fold-out cooling package is easy to clean, as is the flat floor with drainage channels; and most service intervals, including boom lubrication, are a lengthy 500 hours.

    Every JCB telescopic loader has a one-piece fully welded chassis for maximum strength and minimum weight. Hoses are routed through the boom and lights fold away to protect against site damage. The U-shaped boom with integrated boom nose and one-piece closing plate has reduced joints and stress points.

    Key components like telescopic handler transmissions are tested over thousands of cycles and all of our manufacturing processes are backed by ISO 9001:2008.


  • The JCB 531-70 telescopic handler has class-leading comfort, not least because of its spacious, safe, side-entry cab. Visibility is superb and there are stable doors for ventilation, all of which is just the start; we invest in the Loadall operator’s comfort because it equates to real, measurable improvements in day-long productivity.

    This means building everything around the operator, from a fully adjustable suspension seat and steering column, mobile phone holder and intelligently placed air vents, to ergonomic controls on the front console.

    Controls on the JCB 531-70 telescopic loader are intelligently grouped for instinctive use, with hydraulic and transmission controls laid out for quick, safe and precise operation.


  • New instruments and a hi-res TFT screen form an intuitive automotive-style layout in the new 531-70 Loadall cab, while backlit switches are crystal clear even in the dark.

    Visibility on a 531-70 telescopic handler is excellent, courtesy of a cleverly-packaged driveline and sloping hood.

    The new-look exterior of the 531-70 Loadall isn’t purely cosmetic; the cooling fan airflow is now angled upwards, reducing dust build-up.

    The exterior top door slam latch is new – you can now close the upper door from outside.

    On bright days, standard-fit tinted cab glass will reflect 30% of the sun’s energy for enhanced operator comfort.

    An improved rear window seal provides positive closure; this keeps dust and debris out of the 531-70’s cab.

    A productivity-enhancing 7-speed fan optimises heating and cooling in the cab of the 531-70telescopic handler.

    The cab is one of the largest around, boasting class-leading low noise levels; excellent air flow, ventilation and demisting; optional air conditioning; fully adjustable steering column and optional suspension seat.


  • For quick, easy and safe access, the JCB 531-70 has a three-point access.

    Hose burst check valves on the rams prevent collapse if a hose fails, and JCB Adaptive Load Control system is automatically activated to control the boom functions to help maintain the longitudinal stability of your 531-70 Loadall.

    The seat safety switch on the 531-70 disables forward and reverse when an operator leaves their seat; this prevents inadvertent operation.

    A JCB 531-70 comes equipped with a full set of side and rear view mirrors for all round visibility and safety compliance. For extra safety, a reverse alarm is standard-fit too.

    The 531-70 factory-fit immobilizer arms itself after a certain period following engine shutdown. Choose your activation method from a unique key or 4-digit keypad.

    The immobilizer on a 531-70 Loadall always synchronises with the ECU before starting the engine, providing increased theft protection.

    Backlit switches are clearly visible, even at night or in low visibility.


  • All daily checks and greasing on a 531-70 Loadall can be carried out at ground level; engine oil, hydraulic and fuel filters are centrally located for convenience. The air filter is also easily accessible, and easy to clean.

    For fast, easy inspection of 3 sides of the engine, this telescopic handler has a large, wide service bay, accessed by a gas-assisted hood.

    You can access a 531-70 Loadall’s battery easily (and without specialist tools) via a lockable cover that’s opened with the ignition key.

    The diesel tank is also easy to get to, and can be filled from ground level. For protection from dirty fuel, there’s an integral pre-filter in the filler neck.

    A dry lubricant system means the 531-70’s wear pads are extremely durable, with service intervals of 500 hours – compared to around 250 hours on typical competitor machines.

    Most Tier 4 Final engines use a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) or SCR, requiring additional AdBlue fluid level maintenance – EcoMAX doesn’t.

    The 531-70 Turbo’s cab air intake filter is easier than ever to access and replace.