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Whether you run a rigid-frame telehandler, pivot-steer, skid-steer or loading shovel, we have all the information you need to make a more informed choice on your next purchase. You can find the latest test and reviews, user opinions and yearly price guide, as well as tips for buying second-hand and how to keep machines in good order.

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TELEHANDLERS

First impressions: JCB spends £6m on new telehandler cab

A new cab is the centrepiece of JCB’s latest-generation Loadall telehandlers and it promises to take comfort and practicality up several notches. Though the old version was perfectly functional –…

LAMMA

Lamma 2019: Tractors and telehandlers steal the show

This year marked the first of the Lamma show's new era at Birmingham's indoor National Exhibition Centre.  The event is showcasing not just large machinery manufacturers, but also smaller agricultural…

TELEHANDLERS

Tips for buying a used Matbro telehandler

JCB might be top dog in the telehandler world these days, but in the 1990s it couldn’t get a look in. Back then rival UK firm Matbro was king, and…

TELEHANDLERS

Telehandlers on test: Massey Ferguson TH 7038

In an extension of our telehandler test in the 4t lift and 7m reach category, we have taken a look at the best-selling rigid-frame machines from Kramer, Claas, Cat and Bobcat.…

TELEHANDLERS

Telehandlers on test: Claas Scorpion 741

In an extension of our telehandler test in the 4t lift and 7m reach category, we have taken a look at the best-selling rigid-frame machines from Kramer, Claas, Cat and Bobcat.…

TELEHANDLERS

Telehandlers on test: Kramer KT407

In an extension of our telehandler test in the 4t lift and 7m reach category, we have taken a look at the best-selling rigid-frame machines from Kramer, Claas, Cat and…

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Telehandler test: Claas Scorpion

Hydraulics Engine Joystick Cab Maintenance Gallery Video The Claas Scorpion is made by German loader specialist Kramer and its hydraulics (which come from Bosch Rexroth) push out 155 litres/minute. Working…

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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…

First test drive for New Holland's latest LM telehandler

New Holland might have the small tractor market sewn-up, but it seems the world of telehandlers has been a trickier nut to crack. Believe it or not, New Holland’s involvement…

On test: Merlo's new heavy-duty 50.8 telehandler

Merlo has added another model to its line-up of heavy-lifting farm-spec telehandlers in a bid to satisfy the insatiable demands for more capacity from Europe’s biggest arable farmers and biogas…

TELEHANDLERS

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…

MACHINERY

Video: Pint-sized telehandler from New Holland

The LM5020 is a neat machine with impressive lift and reach, but low transport speeds mean it's best suited to yard-based duties. For those wanting to travel further or tow,…

MACHINERY

Video: Telehandler test: Manitou MLT 625-75H

Hydraulics Engine Joystick Cab Maintenance Gallery Video Though the smallest loader in the test, the MLT 625-75H achieved very respectable lift results. Manitou uses a 90 litres/min Bosch Rexroth pump…

TELEHANDLERS

First impressions: JCB spends £6m on new telehandler cab

A new cab is the centrepiece of JCB’s latest-generation Loadall telehandlers and it promises to take comfort and practicality up several notches. Though the old version was perfectly functional –…

TELEHANDLERS

Driver’s view: Volvo L45G loading shovel

Apart from enormous silage operations and vast grain storage units, pivoting, fixed-reach loading shovels have never made huge waves in the agricultural sector and the telehandler remains the machine of…

MACHINERY

Telehandler test: Deutz-Fahr Agrovector 29.6

Hydraulics Engine Joystick Cab Maintenance Gallery Video Loader specialist JLG makes the Deutz-Fahr Agrovector loader. Powering the hydraulics is a Bosch Rexroth pump with a maximum flow of 102 litres/minute…

TELEHANDLERS

Telehandler test: Bobcat TL 38.70 HF Agri

Our test machine was the biggest in Bobcat’s line-up of ag-spec TL telehandlers, offering a lift capacity of 3.8t and a 7m reach. Those looking for a more compact machine…

TELEHANDLERS

MF 9305 Xtra telehandler test - pulling power meets comfort

In the corporate world of farm machinery, there’s an expression that gets bandied about on a regular basis – “a full-line offering”. While this may sound like standard corporate guff,…

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Maids of all work

For sheer versatility the farm tele-handler is hard to beat. Interest in acquiring these day-to-day workhorses that can multi-task has steadily increased and the market is awash with options to…

Telehandler buyers guide

The exhaust emissions rules that have brought so many changes to tractors over the past 12-18 months are now affecting telescopic handlers too. Peter Hill reports Intro Centre cab Offset…

Test drive telehandlers at the Farm Handling Experience

Looking to try out a new telehandler, front loader, pickup or ATV? A new hands-on driving event from Farmers Weekly will allow you to try different makes at the same…

TELEHANDLERS

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…

TRACTORS

Updated: Tractor and telehandler buyers guide for 2017

Since publishing the Ultimate Buyers Guide in March, Manitou has supplied updated prices for its new and current model telescopic handlers. The figures are published in an updated telescopic handlers…

MACHINERY

Sima 2019: Tractors and telehandlers

New tractors and telehandlers stole the limelight at Sima, with Case, New Holland and a couple of lesser-known brands launching new models. Case Versum/New Holland T5 Sister brands Case-IH and…

TELEHANDLERS

Tips for buying a used Matbro telehandler

JCB might be top dog in the telehandler world these days, but in the 1990s it couldn’t get a look in. Back then rival UK firm Matbro was king, and…

TELEHANDLERS

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…

Merlo telehandler lends a hand in Channel 4’s Scrapheap Challe...

Channel 4’s ever-popular TV engineering game show - Scrapheap Challenge - will hit UK screens in 2007 for its ninth series, this time with help from a Merlo telehandler.  The programme’s format…

TELEHANDLERS

Telehandler test: Dieci Agri Plus 40.7 VS Evo2

Dieci offers a massive range of agricultural telehandlers covering almost every combination of lift capacity and reach you can think of. At the bottom end there’s the diminutive Agrovector 25.5,…

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…

LAMMA

Lamma 2019: Tractors and telehandlers steal the show

This year marked the first of the Lamma show's new era at Birmingham's indoor National Exhibition Centre.  The event is showcasing not just large machinery manufacturers, but also smaller agricultural…

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Video: Pint-sized telehandler from New Holland

The LM5020 is a neat machine with impressive lift and reach, but low transport speeds mean it's best suited to yard-based duties. For those wanting to travel further or tow,…

TELEHANDLERS

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…

TELEHANDLERS

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: 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…