Compact telehandlers meet modern demands
By Maria Hadlow14 April 2009
Italian telehandler specialist, Faresin has revealed the re-engineered versions of its compact models the FH 6.28 and FH 7.30. The changes improve the comfort and safety of the operator, increase fuel efficiency and make service and maintenance easier.
Alberto Zordan from Faresin said, "Features that have been available on our larger machines for a while are now available on the compacts."
The new chassis design gives the operator more visibility across the engine because the bonnet has been lowered. The chassis geometry has been designed to provide extra torsional strength and improve stress distribution. The lower operating weight improves fuel consumption.
The geometry of the arm has been redesigned with a suspension system that absorbs shocks on rough terrain. The telehandlers have a longer, 200 mm, wheelbase for increased stability and 24 in radial tyres can now be fitted.
The new engine layout has the radiator in the front and in line with the engine for improved cooling and access is improved for service and maintenance. A 75 kW Tier II Deutz engine is standard with a 94 kW Iveco engine now optional.
The machine movements are said to be quicker and easier to manage because of the joystick controlled, proportional load-sensing distributor. This adds to accuracy, lowers fuel consumption and extends the telehandler's working life.
Mr Zordan said, "These machines have been very popular in the agricultural market but with the wide range of accessories they could be very useful in construction."
The new compacts will be available from the end of 2008.