17 November 1995

Loader is launched

MATBROS long awaited new telescopic loader saw its first light of day at the Agritechnica exhibition, although more discerning readers may have spotted the machine in John Deere livery a few weeks ago.

The TS280 is powered by a 4-litre, four-cylinder Perkins engine rated at 106hp. Transmission comprises a torque converter, powershuttle system offering four gears in forward and four gears in reverse.

As with most modern machines of this type, four-wheel-drive and steering is standard.

Lift capacity to its maximum height of 7m (23ft) is 2.8t and, at a full horizontal stretch of 3.75m (12ft 3in) 1.3t can be supported.

Matbro is looking to announce the launch of the TS280 in the UK later this year.

New to the Matbro telescopic loader range is the TS280.