Introduced as the most compact telescopic range from Manitou, the ULM’s diminutive dimensions may initially be overlooked by farmers. However, the range may offer some unique options for businesses looking for an agile handler. FG Machinery put one to the test.
While we will have to wait a little bit longer for a physical version of the French SIMA machinery show, its digital alternative highlighted several machinery and technology developments, from loaders and drills to bale
Following the launch of its NewAg line up of telehandlers in 2016, Manitou has expanded the range to include two heavier duty models that were left out of the initial rollout. The manufacturer says the market has changed in the subsequent years, with an increased demand for extra capacity and user comfort.
For one Dumfriesshire farmer and contractor, switching from a skid steer to a compact telehandler has enabled more operations to be completed without sacrificing usability when space is at a premium.
As a long-time operator of Manitou telehandlers, dairy farmer Paul Rowland tells James Rickard how he is getting on with the French manufacturers latest model.
Following the introduction of new transmissions and hydraulic setups, Richard Bradley looks further into Manitous latest telehandler offering.