During last year Deutz-Fahr unveiled two telehandlers to the UK market. These units are built by Belgian manufacturer JLG, which claims to be the world leader in production of aerial work platforms.

It was interesting to see JLG at the LAMMA show displaying its 266 machine in its own livery, the equivalent to Deutz-Fahr’s 26.6 Agrovector.

JLG says the agreement with Deutz-Fahr is related to the 307 and 266 machines. However the agreement allows JLG to sell these and the remainder of its product line independently.

The two machines JLG supplies Deutz-Fahr with are termed as compact machines. The Belgian manufacturer produces 11 other loaders in its 3500 and 4000 ranges, boasting capacities from 2t to 7m up to 3t to 17m.

JLG is currently seeking to appoint a list of dealers in the UK and says that the distributors will be able to sell into the agricultural or construction market, but the firm is adamant that there will be no price differentiation between the Deutz-Fahr units and the equivalent JLG machine.

The 266 and 307 compact machines use a 100hp Deutz engine and a hydrostatic transmission compared to the 80hp and 100hp Perkins engine and torque-converter used in the larger 3500 and 4000 series units.