Faresin gives compact telehandlers a make over
By Maria Hadlow16 October 2008
The major changes have been made to the machine's boom, chassis design, engine layout and wheel base.
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 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 distributiuon. 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, 200mm, 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."
Talking about the market in general Filippo Costo, export manager said, "Things are not as good as they were but we are very optimistic."
The new compacts will be available from the end of 2008.