Big telehandler

jon9000

Member
Location
yorkshire
One thing on my wish list next year is a large 4.5ton plus telehandler. Would go for loading shovel however like the extended possibilities with a teleporter. Currently run two manitou s. So the possibility of putting a manito headstock on would be good to.

Main job would be loading potato bulkers and moving corn
 

vantage

Member
Location
Pembs

ACEngineering

Member
Location
Oxon
One thing on my wish list next year is a large 4.5ton plus telehandler. Would go for loading shovel however like the extended possibilities with a teleporter. Currently run two manitou s. So the possibility of putting a manito headstock on would be good to.

Main job would be loading potato bulkers and moving corn

old school design MLT 845 120 LSU, so long as you dont want to go fast on the road as no powershift option.
 

quattro

Member
Location
scotland
One thing on my wish list next year is a large 4.5ton plus telehandler. Would go for loading shovel however like the extended possibilities with a teleporter. Currently run two manitou s. So the possibility of putting a manito headstock on would be good to.

Main job would be loading potato bulkers and moving corn
Get a 550or560; Jcb there’s nothing to touch them in that category and still very handy/good lock
even if you don’t use its full capacity it will be easy work for it compared to 4.5ton machine
 

Al R

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
Merlo 55.9,
Manitou 845 or 960,
JCB 550/560

I think the Merlo has been out the longest. I’d get a demo or try one at a dealer and work out which has the fastest hydraulic cycle times.
 

stablegirl

Member
Location
North
We moved from a Manitou 634 to a Claas 7055, which is the same as the later badged Kramer 557.

Ours is a 17 plate and we bought it 18 months ago.

IT already had a manitou headstock on.

I have never been so happy with something we have bought, its such a step up from the Manitou in every way I literally wouldn't even entertain having a Manitou on farm again, we had them for over 30 years.

They are fantastic on top of their job, nimble, good visibility and versatile.

Our manitous always tended to have problems overheating amongst other things.

Move away from Manitou and i promise you wont look back.

PS Cherry make the headstocks i believe.
 

Sparkplug

Member
I wouldn't bother with anything around 4 -4.5 ton as they are mostly 3.50 ton machines with Hydraulic Pressures screwed up and more counterweight - go for something in the next league up - 5.5 to 6 ton range to see an apreciable increase in output with larger bucket capacities and stability.
 

D14

Member
One thing on my wish list next year is a large 4.5ton plus telehandler. Would go for loading shovel however like the extended possibilities with a teleporter. Currently run two manitou s. So the possibility of putting a manito headstock on would be good to.

Main job would be loading potato bulkers and moving corn

Merlo 55.9 is good but Merlo devaluate more than others. JCB is hit and miss build quality wise. Kramer do one as do Claas so thats where I would be looking favouring the Kramer.
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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