Saving lives: Ensuring telehandlers and loaders are safe and compliant

Agricultural engineer Keith Short currently heads up the team at Wessex Engineering Inspection Services, ensuring plant, agricultural and construction machinery are HSE compliant. He offers Farmers Guide readers the following advice on how to ensure telehandlers and loaders are safe and HSE compliant.

Compact telehandler is a new option for UK farmers

Kubota displayed its KTH4815-2 4.8m, 1.5t compact telehandler for the first time at the LAMMA show in January this year. Customer and dealer deliveries start this month, so David Williams has been putting the new model through its paces.

New rotary hedge cutter launches at demo day

Be the first to watch live demonstrations of the new Major Rotary Hedge Cutter across the UK during selected dates in February.

LAMMA launch for new hedge trimmer head memory system

Shelbourne Reynolds is using LAMMA 2024 to launch a new head memory system for its top-end hedge trimmer models, a development tested with operators across the UK over the past three seasons and designed to reduce operator control inputs to minimise fatigue and improve productivity.

New versatile trailer design blends max-strength features with high carrying capacity

Richard Western has announced a further product launch at LAMMA 2024, with the release of a new trailer design in answer to demands from farmers and contractors requiring a universal trailer built to handle high workloads and demanding conditions yet retaining a high payload.

Manufacturer announces acquisition of synergetic business

UK vegetable handling equipment manufacturer Tong Engineering has announced the completed acquisition of Terry Johnson Ltd based in Holbeach, Lincolnshire.

Double bale handler is “one of a kind”, contractor says

Buckinghamshire farmer Michael McDermott bought the TR-8 bale handler at LAMMA 2023 to increase the speed of operation on the contracting side of the business. But the machine also offers a range of additional benefits – including making it “virtually impossible” to damage bales.

Merlo to showcase two new compact telehandlers

Merlo UK has announced the launch of two new additions to its extensive agricultural product range on offer in the UK at LAMMA 2024: the Turbofarmer 30.7 and the Turbofarmer 27.6.

Materials handler manufacturer returns to LAMMA in 2024

Manitou Group’s stand will feature existing, new and improved machines, attachments, and extended warranty offers explaining the many benefits of the Manitou and Gehl offers available.

JCB launches compact but powerful telescopic handler

A new 3 tonne lift capacity compact telescopic handler has been launched by JCB for the popular 6.0m lift height sector with a comprehensive specification that offers significant performance and productivity advantages.

Ultra-compact, lightweight handlers with generous lift and reach performance

A new range of ultra-compact telehandlers, capable of being transported between work sites on trailers behind conventional farm pick-ups, has been added to Manitou’s line-up. David Williams enjoyed an early test drive.

Materials handling fleet offers trusted brands and key features

Operations director for Ardent Hire Solutions, Gareth Clements, shares advice on what to look for in materials handling equipment, and the newest and most popular models in the fleet.

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