JCB's new 515-40 compact telescopic handler's overall height is 5 feet, 11 inches tall, nine feet six inches long and weighs 7,672 pounds, its small size made possible by an off-set single-spine main frame. With four-wheel steering and four-wheel drive, a hydrostatic transmission is designed to maximize power to each wheel. Powered by a 50-hp engine, the unit can carry loads of 3,300 pounds up to a maximize lift height of 13 feet, two inches.
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New Holland Construction
The M Series telehandlers from New Holland Construction includes three models. The M427 has maximum lift capacity ratings of 6,600 pounds, with a lift height of 42 feet. The M428 has maximum lift capacity of 8,000 pounds, while lifting 42 feet, and the M459 lifts 9,000 pounds, with a lift height of 45 feet. A single joystick operates all boom functions, and the mid-mounted cab improves forward visibility to the forks for quicker placement of loads, and rear visibility for a safer worksite environment. The units are available with optional stabilizers.
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Three Lull telehandler models offer lifting capacities from 6,000 to 9,000 pounds, with lifting heights to 54 feet. The 944E-42 features 80 inches of horizontal boom travel for quick and accurate load placement. It has a 9,000-pound maximum lift capacity with a maximum lift height of 42 feet and a 1,500-pound maximum lift capacity with a maximum forward reach of 35 feet, 6 inches. A steel-frame design incorporates a patented twin-rail box construction for a stronger structure and increased load capacity. The units feature rear-axle stabilization, automatic fork-leveling system, and all-wheel round, two-wheel front and crab steering.
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JLG's SkyTrak telehandlers are available in five models offering lifting capacities from 6,000 to 10,000 pounds, lifting heights to 53 feet, 2 inches, and horizontal reach to 39 feet with the outriggers down. The SkyTrak model 8042 has an 8,000-pound maximum lift capacity with a maximum lift height of 41 feet, 11 inches and an 1,800-pound maximum lift capacity at a maximum forward reach of 26 feet, 7 inches. Features include the ZF drive train, using axles with heavy-duty inboard wet brakes for longer disc and pad life, limited slip front differential and a fully modulated power shift transmission. Weatherproof controls and functions in the redesigned cab allow for greater productivity.
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The Bobcat V417 VersaHandler telescopic tool carrier offers the Bob-Tach attachment mounting system, which facilitates the mounting and changing of a wide range of attachments. The 10,648-pound unit features a 75-hp turbocharged engine and has a 17-foot lift height and 4,400-pound load capacity. Hydrostatic drive enhances braking and torque at ground contact. An inching pedal enables operators to maintain high rpm with slow travel speeds.
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Mustang Manufacturing Co.'s model 519 compact telehandler offers 19 feet of lift height and 5,500 pounds maximum lift capacity. The frame is 148 inches long, 71 inches wide, and 76 feet high. A 64-hp Deutz diesel engine powers the unit, which features a two-speed hydraulic transmission for low-end power, with transport speed up to 15 mph. Users can operate the machines in 2-wheel, 4-wheel and crab steering modes.
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Gehl has added the RS10-55 and RS12-42 telehandlers. The RS10-55 has a rated lift capacity of 10,000 pounds and maximum lift height of 55 feet; the RS12-42 has a rated lift capacity of 12,000 pounds and maximum lift height of 42 feet. The booms feature a welded box-section design. Maximum operating capacity is achieved with standard outriggers on the RS10-55 and without outriggers on the RS12-42, although they are optional on the RS12-42. Other design features include a heavy-duty frame with reinforced C-channels, internal wet disc brakes, and a spring-applied hydraulic release parking brake.
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Caterpillar's TH406 and TH407 telehandlers have rated load capacities of 8,100 pounds, with a two-section boom, delivering a 20-foot lift height on the TH406 and 24-feet on the TH407. The units replace the TH220B and the TH330B in the Caterpillar line. Both machines are powered by the Cat C4.4 diesel engine, meeting Tier-3 emissions requirements. The turbocharged, after-cooled engine produces 100 hp in a mechanically controlled configuration and 125 hp in an electronically controlled configuration. The units incorporate load-sensing hydraulics, with the ability to operate all three boom functions simultaneously and proportionally.
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Terex' TH19-55 compact telehandler has an operating weight of 9,800 pounds and a maximum lift capacity of 5,500 pounds, with lifting height of 19 feet and an 11-foot turning radius. The unit has a 63-hp Tier 3-compliant diesel engine. It has three-mode steering with limited slip-front differential, full-time four-wheel drive, internal multiple wet disc brakes, a spring-applied hydraulic release emergency parking brake and all-terrain foam-filled tires.
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Four full-size JLG telehandler models and three compact models offer lifting capacities to 12,000 pounds, lifting heights to 55 feet and horizontal reach to 42 feet. The G10-55A offers all-wheel, front-wheel or crab steering, with minimum 18-inch ground clearance, with frame-leveling capability of 10 degrees for deployment in rough-terrain conditions. Power is provided by a turbo-charged diesel John Deere engine, linked to a four-speed transmission at speeds up to 20 mph.
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