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Four new models of Merlo telehandlers

The Merlo Turbofarmer range of telehandlers from Manulift is made up of four models: TF35.7, TF33.9, TF30.9 and TF33.7. These telehandlers are equipped with a Deutz TCD Tier 4 Final engine generating 115 or 122 hp. A new engine hood has an air suction point well above ground for maximum protection against dust. A Fan Drive system allows users to change the rotation direction of the fan to help clean the radiator. A patented Class 1 hydrostatic transmission maximizes performance.

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Kramer, John Deere pair in strategic alliance for agricultural market

Kramer-Werke GmbH, a Wacker Neuson SE company, and John Deere GmbH & Co. KG, a member of the Deere & Company group, USA, have agreed to form a strategic alliance focusing on the sale of Kramer-branded material handling equipment for the agricultural market. The aim of the agreement is to build a long-term collaboration between the companies. The alliance is subject to approval from the relevant anti-trust authorities.

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Wacker Neuson adds a new ground-engaging telehandler to its growing line of material handling equipment

Wacker Neuson is expanding its telehandler line with the addition of the TH627. The TH627 is the second model in the manufacturer’s line to offer a unique ground-engaging telehandler that is a versatile three-in-one machine concept. Designed with a hydraulic universal attachment plate (SSL), the TH627 can be used with ground-engaging attachments and work like a (1) wheel loader to dig and carry, (2) a skid steer with a compact foot print capable of using multiple attachments and (3) a telehandler with a lift height of 18-feet, 7-inches and 5,500 pounds lifting capacity.

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Terex Service School Tackles Technical Topics

More than 65 mechanics and service technicians from 20 U.S. and Canadian utilities and co-ops participated in Terex Utilities' annual service school in June. Also participating were a Terex rental partner and distributor. Instruction covered technical topics, including boom and rotation hydraulic overload protection, dielectric testing, hydraulic leveling, side load protection, controls, and more.

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6-axle crane first of its size in the Demag range with a luffing jib

The new 6-axle Demag AC 300-6 all-terrain crane, boasting a 300 t (350 US ton) classification, features an 80 m (262.5 ft) main boom and is the first crane of its size in the Demag range equipped with a luffing jib. This new 6-axle Demag all terrain crane delivers strength, reach and versatility needed for accomplishing the most demanding jobs at lower operational and transporting costs than similar models in its class.

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Rated capacity indicator solution for Volvo’s pipelayers

Volvo has partnered with Hirschmann MCS to install the cSCALE rated capacity indicator on their PL4809E and PL3005E pipelayers. Hirschmann's cSCALE solution provides a 7" color graphic display of the pipelayer and monitors the maximum load and inclination. Sensors include angle, tilt, load pin, and anti-two block switch. An integrated datalogger / event recorder was also a requirement for the system.

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Merlo boosts fuel economy in new telehandler range

The Merlo Group is launching its new HM range with the P50.18, P65.14 and P120.10 models. Their high-performing and efficient Tier 4 Interim engine with 4-cylinder and 176hp ensures that the fuel economy is 40 percent higher than other brands, the company states. This engine uses an SCR post-treatment system. It uses a catalyzer that exploits a chemical reaction between the polluting agents and a mixture of water and urea, reducing the emissions.

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AWP scale control system solution for Elliott equipment

Elliott Equipment Company is equipping their E145 & E190 aerial work platforms with a complete Hirschmann MCS iSCALE Control System.  The system includes the vSCALE D3 display, cSCALE S6 control unit, and various sensors including angle, tilt, pressure, wind speed, and anti-two block.  The console features a 7" color graphic display with intuitive menu navigation using function keys and rotary encoder.  This system allows the operator to view all aerial work platform information including general configuration and lifting geometry.

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New crane cab unveiled by Linden Comansa

Tower crane manufacturer Linden Comansa displayed a new cab for its equipment to the public at Vertikal Days, the UK's prime show for cranes and lifting, held at Silverstone May 24-25. 

The company reports it heard a number of good comments from visitors, including:
  • "The squared shape is new and ideal"
  • "It's very spacious and bright"
  • "Uses flat glass, to avoid distortion and be able to easily replace it if necessary"

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