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​ Telescopic handler reaches new heights in lifting capability

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THE T40180 telescopic handler from Bobcat Equipment South Africa features the latest developments in boom design and construction.

“Simple and modern, light and yet strong, the boom has a built-in counter-bow to ensure straightness when extended under full load,” said Bobcat Equipment South Africa National Sales Manager Brian Rachman.

A large contact surface between the supporting pads and the boom segments allows for a smoother telescoping action and reduced pad wear. Rachman said the boom is easy to maintain, with a compensator cylinder to enable self-levelling of the fork carriage. The fact that the boom pivots at the rear of the machine extends the working range even further.

The Bobcat T40180 can lift 4 000 kg to a maximum lifting height of over 17 m of lifting height. He said excellent visibility translates into optimal efficiency when moving forward to mount attachments or pick up loads, upward for positioning loads at maximum height, and all-round for manoeuvring backwards for safety,

A crane jib attachment can even translate this telescopic handler into a crane. An extension jib increases lift and reach with a hook. This allows the Bobcat T40180 telescopic handler to position loads in places that are otherwise difficult to access.

The winch is indispensable to raise and lower loads, without having to move the boom. It features a proportional control system for precise load positioning. Equipped with either fixed or floating pallet forks, the telescopic handler combines materials-handling with a rough-terrain capability.

The working platform provides for maximum flexibility, and simplifies and speeds up access work, eliminating the need for scaffolding and safety nets. The platform is fast and easy to set up.

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