Revolutionary loader steering slashes turning circle

Thaler loaderIn what must be one of the first loaders in the world to be steered by two separate methods, German maker Thaler has released its 3248T-5A loader, which has both pivot- and four-wheel-steering modes.

The headline figures include the inner radius turning circle, which has been drastically cut from 1,257mm for a standard pivot-steer 3248 machine to 760mm on the new dual-steering model for the same loop. There are now five different steering modes.

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Thaler has already received an award from the Innovation Competition at Galabau Show, Germany’s biggest landscaping show.

The firm claim it’s the most stable articulated loader in the world, while also being the most agile four-wheel-steered loader on today’s market.

After two years of testing, the new model is based on the pivot-steer 3258 version from Thaler, which has four-cylinder Yanmar engine that offers 48hp and runs through a hydrostatic gearbox.

UK availability and prices are yet to be announced.