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JCB 540 Telehander Service

Discussion in 'Forklifts/Telehandlers' started by Lost_Odeassy, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Lost_Odeassy

    Lost_Odeassy Member

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    Hi All,

    I have a JBC 540 telehandler & on the road it has been over heating but possiblty due to summer months, here the temp could be 40 - 45 C, anways since we do not when when full detailed oil change etc was done, we plan to do a full serices,

    i.e. mainly the hydrualic fluids change, what we do not know a) what are the recommond fluids

    b) access to a website where we can get service scheudle or ideallly copy of service manual, will appeircate your comments as to what do you guys use in terms of optimum performance

    i.e. changes of hydrual fluid after how many hours? what type and also if you know how much litters is changed plus any other precuation. thanks in advance
     
  2. Lost_Odeassy

    Lost_Odeassy Member

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    wahoo no response
     
  3. cps

    cps Senior Member

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    hi there lost odeassy, we normally service like this 1) engine oil & filter, fuel filters and check over every 250hrs 2) transmission & axles every 1000hrs 3) hydraulic oil every 2000hrs. Also check your air in-take filter every service and change every 1000hrs or before if working in dusty condictions. The oils we use are,

    #Engine oil 15w/40w
    #transmission ATF 3000
    #Axle hd 30
    #Hydraulic Nuto 32

    These oils may vary for your environment i should have a manual about some were to varify this for you, hope this helps and i'l let you know if theres anything esle you need to know!
     
  4. Lost_Odeassy

    Lost_Odeassy Member

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    they buddy thanks for the response
     
  5. AtlasRob

    AtlasRob Senior Member

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    Have you tried a direct contact with JCB and asked the same questions ?
     
  6. JDOFMEMI

    JDOFMEMI Senior Member

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    All the JCB tele's I have been around run hot in the desert. Cooling system just not quite enough for + 100 F days. Roading is the worst, no time at all till its hot.