Posted August 30, 2018

Product Focus -- Telescopic handlers

11,000-pound capacity telehandler
Applied Machinery Sales offers the Merlo TF50.8 telehandler with 11,000 pounds maximum load capacity at a maximum height of 27 feet 7 inches; it has 13 feet 9 inches of reach with a 3,500-pound load capacity. An inching pedaling and boom side-shift offers more precise control of load placement. It features Merlo CDC Dynamic Load Control software and load-sensing hydraulic systems, hydrostatic transmission, four-wheel drive with three steering modes, four-cylinder 170-horsepower turbo diesel engine and frame leveling system that ensure maximum performance on tight work sites and on uneven or loose terrain. Changing attachments from the cab is easy with the Quick Tac-Lock system. The modular cab is the widest cab in its class and has an ergonomic dashboard with superb sightlines and improved AC/heat airflow, sources report.

Merlo telescopic handler
Bobcat telehandler

More lift capacity, longer reach 

Bobcat Company’s V723 VersaHandler telescopic tool carrier can handle loads up to 7,700 pounds. It has a maximum lift height of 22 feet 10 inches and maximum reach of 13 feet 5 inches. Its low profile fits on tight job sites. The Power Quick-Tach attachment mounting system makes tool changes easy. An enclosed engine compartment helps keep out dust and debris and a side-by-side cooling package with an auto-reversing fan improves the machine’s efficiency. The Bobcat 100-horsepower turbocharged engine does not need a diesel particulate filter (DPF). The V723 has front-wheel, all-wheel, and crab steering modes and two speed ranges that can be adjusted independently of engine speed. It’s also equipped with inching control.

Rough-terrain telehandler 
The Genie GTH-844 rough-terrain telehandler features a 74-horsepower, Tier 4 Final-compliant engine option. It is equipped with a high-torque version of the Deutz turbocharged 3.6-liter engine that offers similar torque as higher horsepower engines but doesn’t need emissions control equipment. By optimizing the drivetrain and utilizing the high-torque 74-hp engine, the GTH-844 is a less complex machine at a lower price point. It also comes standard with a Quick-Attach system, low-profile tires, fenders and a lift shackle at the boom tip. An optional rear proximity alarm is available. The GTH-844 has an 8,000-pound maximum lift capacity, 43-foot 10-inch maximum lift height and a 28-foot 2-inch maximum forward reach. Its proportional frame-leveling chassis with dual cylinders allows operators to pick or place loads up to 10 degrees on side slopes, and its multi-functional, proportional joystick gives operators fast, precise load positioning capabilities.

Genie GTH 844 model
Snorkel telehandler

Rough-terrain compact telehandler 
Snorkel offers the SR5719 compact telehandler in North America; it is known as the SR626 compact telehandler in the rest of the world. It can lift up to 5,732 pounds to a maximum lift height of 19 feet and a maximum forward reach of 10 feet 4 inches. It weighs 10,360 pounds and is powered by a 70.3 horsepower Tier 4 Final Yanmar diesel engine. Designed to withstand the toughest job sites and the demands of the rental industry, this compact lift is constructed from high-strength steel with all frame welds completed on automated lines for precision and consistency. All Snorkel lifts come with a five-year structural warranty plus a two-year warranty for parts and labor.

First compact telehandler 
Linamar Corporation introduces the Skyjack SJ519 TH, its first compact telehandler. Sources report the SJ519 TH redefines the compact market with its class-leading cab size. The telehandler offers 5,500 pounds lift capacity and a maximum lift height of 19.1 feet. It has a maximum reach of 11.25 feet yet still lifts a rated load of 4,400 pounds. All major service points are easily accessible. The SJ519 TH will be driving onto rental yards in the third quarter of 2018.

Skyjack SJ519 TH telehandler
Pettibone telehandler

Next-generation telehandler 
The Pettibone Traverse T944X telehandler has an exclusive extendable, traversing boom with 70 inches of horizontal boom travel to place loads at full lift height through tight openings. It has a 9,000-pound maximum lift capacity and can reach 44 feet, 6 inches and land materials at 44 feet. It is powered by a 74-horsepower Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 Final-compliant diesel engine with a DOC muffler and requires no diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). The drivetrain offers greater traction and fast top speed. Its full-time four-wheel-drive with limited-slip front axle and tight steer angle offers a 14 feet 1 inch turning radius.  A 117-horsepower option is also available.

12,000-pound capacity telehandler 
The JCB 512-56 Loadall telescopic handler is the world’s first 12,000-pound capacity telehandler that does not require emissions aftertreatment. The high-torque 74 horsepower JCB EcoMAX engine originally used in the JCB 510-56 telehandler has been enhanced to achieve 14 percent more available power and an 11 percent increase in power-to-weight ratio. It also features JCB’s unique U-pressed steel boom that requires fewer welds and results in fewer stress points. Like the other JCB Loadall telehandlers, it has a 500-hour extended service interval and simplified maintenance procedures, with all daily checks performed at ground level.

JCB 516-56 Loadall telehandler
JLG telehandlers

High-capacity telehandlers
The JLG 1644 and 1732 telehandlers offer 15,600 and 16,750 pounds of lift capacity. They are the first telehandlers in North America available with SmartLoad Technology that deliver greater operator confidence. The attachment recognition function identifies the attachment and displays the appropriate load chart; the Load Management Information System (LMIS) shows the load location on the chart and prevents the load from moving outside of the safe operating range. The Load Stability Indicator (LSI), works with the LMIS to limit operation when a load is near the maximum capacity. The units use hydraulic power to raise the boom and gravity to lower it for precise control. The cab offers enhanced visibility; they have a two-speed hydrostatic transmission, optional boom float and ride control for enhanced load stability on uneven terrain.

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