Lamma 2024: Kubota’s diddy 4815-2 telehandler lands in UK

UK farmers can finally get their mitts on Kubota’s dinky 4815-2 telehandler, several years after their European counterparts.

It stands just 2m high and has a sub-2.5m turning circle, making it ideal for cleaning out broiler houses and the like.

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Under the hood is the company’s own 44hp, three-cylinder engine, which powers a Rexroth hydrostatic transmission good for 25kph.

There’s only one model but three spec levels, the poshest of which (about £56,000 on-farm) includes air-conditioning and an air-suspended seat.

The mid-ranger goes without the luxuries, while the cheapest is a “lightweight” version of 2.7t that can be towed on a flatbed trailer.

Reach is 4.8m, it will lift 1.5t, and all UK machines will come with a Euro headstock.

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