Telehandlers, loadalls, forklifts, teleporters, telescopic handlers are few of the names that farmers use for one of the most versatile and important machines on any livestock or arable farm. A telehandler is at the centre of so many jobs on a farm and because of that it is important that your machine is always ready to go. This month in blog number two I want to share a few tips on how to keep your machine in the best possible condition and how Scot Agri can help you.

Routine Checks

It is important to carry out some quick daily checks before you use your loadall to make sure you safe and ready to get to work.

These could include:

  • Visual Inspection – Quick check for any damage to bodywork, mirrors, or glass.
  • Tyres and Wheels – Make sure there are no cuts, bulges, or excessive wear on your tyres and that the tyre pressure matches the manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Fluid Levels – Check that the engine oil, hydraulic fluid, coolant, and transmission fluid levels are all ok.
  • Brakes and Steering – Test your brakes to make sure they are in working order.
  • Greasing Points – Lubricate where required to keep your machine in top condition.

Regular Servicing

You should have your telehandler serviced regularly, this can increase its lifespan and help it remain efficient and reliable by identifying possible issues which could escalate into major problems if left alone. Getting a service from Scot Agri means you know that your machine is being looked after by factory trained Engineers, using genuine parts.

Scot Agri Service Contracts

At Scot Agri have the option of a service contract, something that we’ve seen a huge increase in recently. The big positive with a service contract is that you know how much you will pay for your machine’s services, we can provide you with a monthly cost that stays fixed for the length of the contracts. Our service contracts are flexible and can be taken out for a single machine or a fleet. If you are interested in finding out more about one, just give your local depot a call and they will be able to price one up.

JCB LiveLink

JCB has a product called JCB LiveLink, this is an invaluable tool for our service team and you the customer. LiveLink can be accessed on either a computer or on an app on your phone and it gives you a live view of your machine(s). You can see machine utilisation, fuel and AdBlue levels, idle time and a GPS map showing where the machine has been and where it is just now. You can also set up a fence around the area your forklift should be working, if the machine leaves this area, you will receive an instant notification which is fantastic for security. If you are not already using LiveLink one of the team can help get you set up.

Scot Agri Telehandler Range

We have a huge range of agricultural telehandlers available at Scot Agri from small to large. JCB recently launched their smallest loadall yet, the JCB 514-40 which can be towed by a pickup. It is becoming very popular in areas where there are low sheds or tight operating areas. With a maximum lift of 1.4tons and a maximum lift height of 4.035m it is perfect for many agricultural businesses. On the other end of the scale the JCB 542-70 is one of the most powerful telehandlers on the market with maximum lift capacity of 4.6tons, a maximum lift height of 7.01m and a maximum road speed of 50kph.

I hope you have found that helpful. If you want to contact me please drop me an email at