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
 

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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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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