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UK first for Tompkins Construction

22 Oct 13 Rugby-based Tompkins Construction has bought the UK’s first Wacker Neuson compact telehandler.

Supplied by local dealer SM Plant Sales, the TH625 model was chosen by Tompkins for its power to size ratio. It measures less than 2m wide and less than 2m high but can lift 2.5 tonnes to a height of 6m.

Tompkins already runs a pair of 14m-reach telehandlers but it recently won two contracts in Stratford-upon-Avon where space was very tight, so the decision was taken to add the Wacker Neuson machine to the fleet.

Director Andy Tompkins said: “We had it in our minds 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.”

The Wacker Neuson machine has all-wheel steering and a ‘smart handling system’ that keeps boom movements smooth. The TH625 is powered by a 50 kW (68 hp) Deutz turbocharged diesel engine driving all four wheels via a power-sensing hydrostatic transmission.

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