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Buyer’s guide to telehandlers and loading shovels

Take a look through the latest Farmers Weekly telescopic handlers specification and price guide and it is clear that whatever size and shape of machine you fancy, someone will be…


Tips for farmers buying a second-hand JCB telehandler

Love a pivot-steer but reluctant to splash the cash on a spanking new one? We get the lowdown on potential trouble spots on JCB’s bend-in-the-middle TM310S from Dai Thomas at…

Top tips for passing your telehandler test

Tests – whether they involve youngsters becoming qualified to drive a trailer or mature workers being assessed on a telehandler – may not be fun but they are an unavoidable…

Top tips for buying a £15,000 telehandler

Sourcing a decent second-hand telehandler for under £15,000 is something of a challenge. But if you’re not too concerned about looks then there are bargains to be had. Nick Fone…

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Farm Handling South West review

Fresh from the success of last April’s Farm Handling Event at Stoneleigh, Farmers Weekly also ran a regional event at Frogmary Green farm, near Petherton in Somerset, before Christmas. John Deere…

Telehandler and pivot-steer price guide 2016

We have been busy gathering together specs and prices for telehandlers and pivot-steer loaders that will be on sale next year. Our guide covers everything from the smallest Avant cabless…

Tractor-mounted bale carrier cuts haulage time

Hauling bales by trailer is all well and good, but when labour is scarce and hauls relatively short it can be quicker and easier to simply spike and carry them…

Testing time for telehandlers

Combining small dimensions with big performance sounds like a difficult task, but the latest compact telescopic handlers are managing to do just that. It’s an important development because it means…

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The ultimate guide to buying a telehandler in 2018

The Farmers Weekly ultimate guide to telescopic farm handling and loading machines has been published online for 2018, with many changes from last year’s edition. The guide provides a quick-reference summary…

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JCB's tracked Teleskid skid-steer hits UK market

A tracked version of JCB’s novel Teleskid skid-steer with telescopic boom is now available in the UK. Like its wheeled sibling, power is provided by a 4.4-litre JCB Ecomax engine…


Giant beefs up small loader range

Small loader specialist Giant has updated its range of skid-steer loaders to offer some heftier hydraulics and a wider range of attachments, while still having a compact length of just…


JCB updates Agri-Pro loader transmission

JCB completes the roll-out of its DualTech VT hydrostatic-powershift transmission into the Loadall telescopic handler range with the introduction of the 560-80 Agri Pro. Installing the new multimode transmission in…


Claas extends Torion loader options

New options for muck loading, silage clamping and grain handling come with the UK launch of the Claas Torion range of wheeled loaders – seven models in all covering 5t…

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Test and reviews


On test: JCB's 419S loading shovel brings extra muscle

Officially launched at Paris’ Sima show in February, JCB’s 419S loading shovel is now rolling down the firm’s Staffordshire production lines. As the main middleweight model in the company’s ag-spec…


Telehandler test: 5 mid-sized loaders battle it out

This winter’s big machinery test is all about lifting and shifting as we thrash out the winners and losers in the rigid-framed telehandler market. Although a little thinner in participants…


Telehandler test: Merlo TF 42.7 CS 140

The TF42.7 is one of the most popular models in Merlo’s extensive Turbofarmer range, which goes up to the TF45.11 with 10.5m reach and 4.5t lift. Previous versions came with…


Telehandler test: JCB 541-70 AgriPro

JCB unveiled the new-look hybrid transmission back in spring 2016 to sit alongside its cheaper powershifting versions. There is a growing list of models equipped with the fancy gearbox and…

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Video: On test – Kramer's KT357 telehandler

Since Claas introduced its Kramer-built telehandlers in 2005, the Scorpion range has established itself as a genuine contender to the might of JCB and Manitou. However, back in 2015 both…


Video: On test – JCB 541-70 v Dieci 40.7 telehandlers

Earlier this year, JCB launched a new hybrid transmission that promised to bridge the gap between the structured steps of a torque convertor gearbox and the seamless ratios offered by…


Video: Massey 9305Xtra - the good, the bad and the ugly

Massey Ferguson has been working along side Sambron and Bobcat to produce telehandlers, for over twenty years but they still haven’t taken off in the UK. Its latest offering, the…

Video: Telehandler action from the Farm Handling Experience

There are lots of static machinery shows around the country, but it’s not often that you get a chance to see tractors, handlers and other kit actually being used. However…

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