JCB has celebrated the production of its 10,000th Teletruk forklift by producing the milestone machine in the colours of the Union flag.
The red white and blue machine was by waste management company Biffa, which runs one of the largest fleets of JCB Teletruks in the world.
The keys to the colourful machine – a TLT 35D 4 x 4 Eco – were handed over by JCB Chairman Lord Bamford to Biffa CEO, Ian Wakelin, at JCB’s World Headquarters. It is now working at the mechanical biological treatment facility in Horsham, West Sussex.
It was sold by JCB dealer, Watling JCB, of Whetstone, Leicestershire.
The 10,000th machine is highly specified with a full cab and air conditioning, waste kit and a Cascade bale clamp. It is also one of the first machines off the production line with the brand new ‘JCB Diesel by Kohler’ engine; a highly fuel efficient Tier 4 Final/Stage IIIB which not only meets the next stage of emissions legislation without the need for a diesel particulate filter (DPF), but also uses less fuel and improving efficiency.
The JCB Teletruk, manufactured at JCB Utility Products, Cheadle, Staffs, is the only counterbalanced forklift in the world with the ability to reach forwards. It is the only industrial truck with 4×4 capability and can work in rough or unprepared ground conditions enabling customers to keep the machine working in spaces previously considered inaccessible and in a range of applications thanks to its ability to pick up a host of attachments including clamps, grabs, lifting hooks, buckets, forks and rotators.