Weidemann telehandler gives dairy farms a lift

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Stacking bales or loading a TMR are just two of the dairy farm tasks the new Weidemann T7042 telehandler is designed to tackle.

The German-based manufacturer showed off the first T7042 on Canadian soil earlier this month at the Canadian Dairy XPO at Stratford, Ont. In this video interview, Weidemann business development manager Vincent Nicoletis gives RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin a tour of the new machine.

Nicoletis says the telehandler is a good fit for bigger dairy farms or feedlots. It will also prove handy for poultry operations and custom hay operators who stack a lot of bales.

Lift capacity is one of the first considerations when evaluating a telehandler. Nicoletis notes that the T7042 maintains a 4.2 tonne lifting capacity when the the boom is not extended. “When you’re going to extend the boom to the maximum height you’re going to be at 2.5.” (Story continues after the video.)

Nicoletis adds the vertical lift system is unique to Weideman. “When you pull the joystick toward you, the machine will lift the arm, but also extended at the same time. So your load always stays vertical,” he adds. Lift height is seven metres.

Depending on the purpose of application and the desired machine performance, operators can choose from a 122 hp or 136 hp engine. In the video, Nicoletis highlights many of the telehandler’s new features including a four-pillar design cab for high visibility and the electronic-controlled drive system.

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