Telehandler manufacturers stepped out at The Rental Show with never before seen new products and features. Gehl, Load Lifter, Ausa, and Haulotte were among those OEMs with new launches at the show.
Load Lifter, Scarborough, Ontario, displayed an all new 8,000-pound capacity telehandler, the 842-G Reach, which is the company’s seventh generation telehandler and has been redesigned from the ground up. The machine has an 8,000-pound lift capacity with a 1,800-pound capacity at the full forward reach of 28’3”. Key features on the machine include the low-profile design and 360 degree operator visibility. The high-tensile box frame structure increases the machine’s rigidity. Standard equipment includes a safety start, LED instrument display, 110V block heater, dry-type air cleaner operating lights, tool box, frame level indicator, suspension seat, vandalism protection, a 48-inch masonry carriage, and more. Options include a variety of attachments, fenders, all steel cab with safety class, dual 600 cca batteries, an air ride seat, and several styles of tires.
Gehl Co., West Bend, Wis., introduced the 10,000-pound capacity RS10-44 at The Rental Show. This “beefed up” machine is based off the value-style RS Series but has a few new features, such as the boom cylinder has been positioned differently to provide better cab clearance. The machine also has a stronger frame with reinforced C-channels, internal wet disc brakes for better stopping ability and longer life, and an SAHR parking brake that automatically applies the parking brake when the engine is shut off or can be applied manually be pressing a rocker switch.
Ausa North America, Coral Gables, Fla., provided specs for the T276H compact telehandler, which the company will introduce next month at Intermat. Similar to the T204H introduced last year at ConExpo, the T276H features a 5,950 maximum lift capacity at its 19’8” maximum lift height, and it can lift 2,425 pounds at its 11-foot maximum forward reach. Powered by an 84-hp Kubota V3600T engine, the unit can travel up to 15 mph. Operating weight is 11,055 pounds.
A key component of the Haulotte’s new HTL9055 telehandler is the diagnostic system, which the company showed at the show. The diagnostic system interfaces with a laptop for technicians to easily diagnose any problems should one occur. The software imaging shows where each of the limit switches is on the machine and will be gray in color if there are no problems. The lights will show red or green if that area needs to be checked out, making it easy for the technician to pinpoint the problem area.