New models complete the set

The TH408 in action.

WACKER Neuson has launched two new telehandlers – the TH408 and TH522.

The series, which now comprise four compact models, are described as being extremely flexible in application.
With a lift height of 4.1 meters with a maximum payload of 800 kilograms and compact dimensions, the TH408 is described as the smallest model on the market.
Also new is the TH522 with a maximum lifting height of 5.5 meters and up to 2,200 kilograms of payload.
All of Wacker Neuson’s telehandlers are fitted with the overload protection system Vertical Lift System (vls). The system prevents tipping the machine in a longitudinal direction, without loss of efficiency.
The operator can choose between two modes of operation: bucket mode and the stacking mode.
In bucket mode, the telescopic arm is always retracted when lowering the loading system. The ratio of the automatic retraction telescoping to the lowering movement is designed so the machine does not enter into the overload range, even at maximum payload.
This is said to increase the efficiency in the loading cycle and simplifies operation through automatic movement sequences.
The angle of the loading system is taken into consideration during stacking mode. At an angle of less than 40°, the telescopic arm first retracts upon reaching the overload range.
The retraction is stopped as soon as there is no longer any overload. At a loading system angle greater than 40°, it is always retracted when lowering. It is possible to lower and simultaneously extend the telescopic arm until the overload range is reached.