All articles about Loading shovels

Keep up to date with our coverage of loading shovels large and small for bale handling, loading muck, filling silage clamps, loading sugar beet trucks and cleaner-loaders with machines from Case, Caterpillar, Claas, JCB, Kramer, Manitou, New Holland, Schaffer, Tobroco, Volvo and Weidemann.



New mid-sized Torions to join Claas loader line-up

A trio of mid-sized loaders will join the Claas Torion line-up from 2023. Filling a gap in the range, the new models replicate the updates made to the flagship 1913…


Compact Torion joins growing Claas loader range

Claas has introduced an entry-level Torion loader and given a power boost to the two existing models in the range. The new 530 is propelled by a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder Yanmar…


JCB pushes up power with flagship TM420S

A new range-topping model has been added to JCB’s popular articulated Telemaster line-up, bringing with it more power and an eight-speed gearbox. The flagship TM420S is an evolution of the…


Claas debuts new Torion loader and Disco mowers

A brace of Disco mower ranges, folding 12-row maize header and a first telescopic Torion loader have all been added to German firm Claas’ product offering. Torion 738 T Sinus…

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Test and reviews


Driver's view: Norfolk contractors' Claas Torion 1812 shovel

We get the lowdown on the Claas Torion 1812 loading shovel run by Norfolk contracting outfit Spring Farm Partnership. A pair of long-in-the-tooth loading shovels – a Volvo L110 and…


Driver's view: Starfitts Farms' New Holland W170D shovel

JCB might be the dominant force in the loading shovel market, but New Holland is intent on muscling in. We get the lowdown on the W170D loading shovel run by…


Driver's view: Swinnerton Agricultural Contractors’ JCB 435S

We get the lowdown on the 435S loading shovel run by Shropshire contractor Mikey Swinnerton. Mikey Swinnerton runs a contracting business that centres around the needs of dairy farmers and anaerobic digesters…


On test: Kramer’s KL60.8 loader

Kramer's KL60.8 offers the unusual combination of four-wheel steer and central cab layout, giving operators great views from a lofty perch and the manoeuvrability of equivalent telehandlers. That might make…

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