First Wacker Neuson compact telehandler in UK
Rugby-based Tompkins Construction take delivery of German-built TH625 compact telehandler
THE first Wacker Neuson compact telehandler in the UK has been sold to Rugby-based Tompkins Construction.
Supplied by local dealer SM Plant Sales, the TH625 model measures less than 2m in width and less than 2m in height, and was chosen by Tompkins for its high level of performance in relation to its diminutive size.
Tompkins already run a pair of 14m-reach telehandlers, but when two contracts in Stratford-upon-Avon were recently won, where space was very tight, the decision was taken to add the Wacker Neuson machine to the fleet.
Commenting on the TH625, director Andy Tompkins said: ‘We had it in mind to obtain a compact telehandler at some point after hiring one last year, and the work we now have in Stratford provided the perfect opportunity to proceed.’
Besides its compact dimensions, the Wacker Neuson machine offers all-wheel steering for maximum on-site manoeuvrability and features a special Smart Handling System which provides safe and smooth boom movements.
Powered by a 50kW (68hp) Deutz turbocharged diesel engine driving all four wheels via a power-sensing hydrostatic transmission, the TH625 has the ability to lift 2.5 tonnes to a height of approximately 6m.