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.
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.
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.
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 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.