JCB 3TS-8W Teleskid Skid Steer Loader

The world’s first compact track loader with a telescopic boom, the JCB Teleskid 3TS-8W compact track loader is able to reach 60 percent further and lift 8 percent higher than any skid steer on the market. And it can dig to a depth of 3 feet.

EngineEcoMAX TCAE-55
Displacement in³268
Gross power SAE J1995 hp (kW)74 (55) (@ 2,400 RPM)
Gross torque @ 1,200 RPM lb/ft (Nm)295 (400)
Emission certificationEPA-T4F (EU St3B)
Engine oil service interval hours500
Variable speed, hydraulically-driven fanYES

R.O.C retracted lb3,208
R.O.C extended lb1,347
Tipping load retracted lb6,418
Tipping load extended lb2,694
Loader lift retracted lb5,260
Loader lift extended lb3,527
Bucket tilt retracted lb6,473
Bucket tilt extended lb6,695

Overall length ft-in12-516-1
Wheelbase ft-in4-114-11
Angle of departure degrees2929
Overall height ft-in6-116-11
Dump height ft-in7-710-4
Crowd height ft-in13-916-9
Loadover height ft-in9-712-3
Height to hinge pin fully raised ft-in10-613-3
Reach ft-in3-67-4
Max. reach @ full height ft-in3-65-7
Reach @ full height – fully dumped ft-in2-14-3
Dig depth – toe plate horizontal clearance in0.818
Dig depth – toe plate vertical clearance in32.439.7
Rollback @ ground degrees3030
Dump angle degrees4242
Max. rollback angle degrees9494
Bucket width – standard ft-in6-16-1
Width over tires – standard ft-in6-06-0
Length without attachment ft-in9-119-11
Ground clearance in9.49.4
Rated operating capacity 50% lb3,2081,347

Sales: 970-221-5296


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The JCB Teleskid does the work of four machines – forklift, telescopic handler, compact loader and, of course, a skid steer. It is the only skid steer or compact tracked loader with a vertical reach of over 13 feet, a forward reach of 8 feet and, for the first time in a skid steer, the ability to dig 3 feet below the ground.

  • Lift height of 13 feet 3 inches (4.03 m) to easily dump into the middle of a high-sided truck or stack pallets and bales higher
  • Forward reach of 8 feet (2.25 m) to place loads through or over obstacles
  • Dig depth L of 3 feet (1 m) below grade to operate below the level of the chassis
  • 3,208 lb (1,455 kg) rated operating capacity with the boom retracted; 1,347 lb (611 kg) when fully extended
  • 270-degree field of vision
  • 33 percent larger cab than comparable conventional skid steers
  • Climate-controlled cab is standard; optional canopy available
  • Designed and built in the USA


The Teleskid combines the advantages of vertical lift – for greater lift capacity and lift height – and radial lift – for improved excavating and grading – in a single machine.

The wheeled model rates at 3,208 lb and 1,300 lb respectively.

Teleskid’s bucket-positioning leveling system is active when the boom is raised or lowered, making it easier to keep gravel, mulch, dirt and other materials in the bucket.