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Faresin reveals rotating models
Italian manufacturer Faresin Handlers has revealed the prototype for two rotating boom models, the Storm 18.45 and 15.45, and launched one compact telehandler, the Wallaby 6.25.
Platform Co says handlers “fit well”
UK access rental company The Platform Company is to accelerate its move into telehandlers by increasing its fleet from 154 to 250 JCB units by the end of the year.
Mini Bobcat handler a “three-in-one” machine
The latest French–manufactured telehandler from Ingersoll Rand's Bobcat business – is the small T2250 which combines the features of a telehandler with those of a skid–steer loader and articulated wheeled loader.
Liebherr adds handlers to its rental division
Liebherr will add around 20 of its new telehandlers to Liebherr Mietpartner locations in Germany this year as part of the launch of the product.
Small wonder: compact telehandlers
Easy to transport, cheaper to buy and highly maneuverable, the compact handler is one of the fastest growing sectors of the telehandler market. John Wyatt talks to manufacturers and rental yards about the strengths of the mini handlers.
Dieci opens in Germany
Italian telehandler manufacturer Dieci has established a German subsidiary, Dieci Deutschland, located in Geiren, north of Frankfurt.
Faresin launches rotating handlers
Italian manufacturer Faresin Handlers has revealed the prototype for two rotating boom models, the Storm 18.45 and 15.45. The machines, which weigh 14500 kg, have a maximum lift capacity of 4.5 t and can lift 3 t to their maximum lifting heights of 18 m and 15 m.
Buyers' privilege
Manitou has launched new 4 t telehandlers, and made them available in different versions for different buyers, including rental. Patrick Hill reports.
Skyjack adds handlers with Carelift deal
Skyjack has agreed to buy Canadian telehandler manufacturer Care Lift Equipment, based in Breslau, Ontario, for an undisclosed sum. Skyjack says the Carelift products complement its own scissor and boom lifts well, allowing it to offer a fuller range of machines to rental companies.
Case launches Euro handlers in N America
Case has launched three of its Italian-made telehandlers in North America. The three are 7000 lb (3,2 t), 8000 lb (3,6 t) and 9000 lb (4,0 t) models (TX742, TX842 and TX945) with 42 ft (12,8 m) and 45 ft (13,7 m) reaches.
Case launches Euro handlers in North America
Case has launched three of its Italian-made telehandlers in North America. The three are 7,000, 8,000 and 9,000 pound models (TX742, TX842 and TX945) with 42 feet and 45 feet reaches. The machines – officially launched in mid-October at the ICUEE utility equipment show in Louisville, KY – will be available from the first quarter of 2008, with two further European handlers – a 6,000 pound/35 foot unit and a 10,000 pound/55 foot model – available in the second quarter.
The big three: New Holland's M427, M428 and M459
At this year's World of Concrete, New Holland showcased the first of three in its new telehandler line. The M-Series have been now available in North America since the summer. The M427, M428 and M459 Series models are “European-style,” low boom profile machines built in Italy.
Skyjack in talks to buy Volvo's MTE business
Volvo Construction Equipment has agreed to pursue discussions with Canadian, Linamar company, Skyjack Inc, relating to the purchase of selected assets of Volvo's MHE (Material Handling Equipment) business.
Pettibone's latest Traverse tele
Introduced at its International Partner Retreat in October, Pettibone latest Traverse Series model, the T10056, has a maximum capacity of 10,000 pounds and lift height of 56 feet.
Happy trails? - trouble shooting transport requirements
Rental yard delivery personnel need more than a clean driving record and sense of direction. The transportation of equipment is a land mine of risks and hazards, say safety professionals. ALH reports
Supercab
JLG has introduced its third compact telehandler -- and the first to be made in the US. ALH reports from JLG's ServicePlus facility in Georgia
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