Posted December 1, 2015

Wacker Neuson Introduces Ground-Engaging Telehandler

Wacker Neuson's first telehandler in the North American market, the TH522, is a unique ground-engaging telehandler designed to be three machines in one, the company says. It can be used with ground-engaging attachments and work like a wheel loader to dig and carry, a skid steer with a compact footprint capable of using many attachments, and a telehandler with a lift height of 16-feet, 7-inches. and operating capacity of 4,100 pounds.

WN TH522Powered by a 60-hp Tier 4 Final Turbo-charged Perkins engine, the machine has a top travel speed of 19 mph and auxiliary hydraulic flow of 18 gpm. The standard universal attachment plate and quick-connect hydraulic connection block make the TH522 compatible with most wheel loader and skid steer attachments.

The TH522 features a spacious cab system that maximizes operator comfort by increasing overall volume and visibility.  It includes an automotive style HVAC system for comfortable operation in all climates and seasons.  An ergonomically designed joy stick allows the operator to control all boom lift/lower, boom telescope/retract, roll/tilt function, differential lock and third circuit auxiliary hydraulic controls.

The telehandler's Vertical Loading System (VLS) allows the operator to choose between two loading functions, bucket mode and fork mode. In bucket mode, the boom automatically retracts when the operator lowers in order to keep the load as close to the front axle as possible to minimize tipping situations.

In fork mode, the boom extends and retracts automatically when the operator raises the arm in order to keep the load in a vertical plane. This is ideal for loading shelves. By operating similar to a forklift, the operator does not have to adjust the boom while loading. In addition, a digital display monitors the load of the machine and both visually and audibly alertss the operator that the machine is at risk of tipping.

Wacker Neuson’s TH522 telehandler with its ability to dig, move and lift all in one machine is capable of exceeding the performance of a lift-and-place telehandler and is ideal for a variety of applications.

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