Pair of new telehandlers to lift local market
JCB and Bobcat launch brace of new booms to sweep through region
A brace of new telehandler line ups have been introduced into the Middle East ahead of a large trade show being held in Europe next week.
First up is a new range of rotating machines, from Bobcat, which have been re-engineered to serve the needs of a site from just one position. The four-strong range features lifting weights from 2.2 to 4.0 tonnes and lift heights from 5.2 to 17.4 m and all are capable of being set up in a matter of minutes. According to the maker, they offer exceptional stability for lifting heavy materials either vertically up to a roof or horizontally onto the edge of an excavated site, reducing construction time and increasing safety. All of the new models have the ‘TR’ designation. A spokesman for the company said: “The design will be useful for a number of applications, including being used as a man-platform.” He added that the remote controls came as part of the man-bucket attachment package.
Meanwhile, British manufacturer JCB, best known for its line-up of backhoe loaders, has introduced an extremely small model in its ‘Loadall’ range. A ‘clean sheet’ design had reduced the overall height to less than two meters and the kerbweight to about 3.5 tonnes meaning the 515-40 model can drive inside warehouses and enclosed industrial areas, as well as being compact enough to maneuver around very tight construction sites. Tim Burnhope, MD of JCB said: “This new model will bring the benefits of the telehandler to sites where only equipment such as skid-steers could work previously.”
Both machines have been launched ahead of the Bauma trade show, which is to be held in Munich next week, and both are ready for order across the GCC now.