Wacker Neuson introduces “smallest telehandler on market”

By Helen Wright03 July 2014

Wacker Neuson's new TH408 can carry a maximum payload of 800kg.

Wacker Neuson's new TH408 can carry a maximum payload of 800kg.

German manufacturer Wacker Neuson has completed its compact range of telescopic handlers with the launch of two new models – the TH408 and TH522.

With lifting heights of 4.1 m and 5.5 m respectively, the new machines complete the manufacturer's four model compact range, which also includes the 4.5 m reach TH412 and 6.1 m reach TH625.

It said the smaller of the new models, the TH408, could carry a maximum payload of 800kg and had compact dimensions at 1.4 m wide and 1.9 m tall, with cabin. In fact, Wacker Neuson described the model as a mini telehandler, and claimed it was, “the smallest model on the market”.

Wacker Neuson said the TH408 had an inside turning radius of 595 mm, making it well-suited to work in confined spaces such as in warehouses or in greenhouses. It said the TH408 could also be transported on a trailer – its operating weight is 2.27 t. The larger new TH522 model has an operating weight of 4.2 t.

To protect the operator and the machine, the manufacturer said all of its telehandlers were also fitted with Vertical Lift System overload protection technology.

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