Wacker Neuson is introducing its first telehandler to the North American market. The TH522 is designed to be used with ground-engaging attachments and can work like a wheel loader to dig and carry; a skid steer with a compact footprint capable of using a multitude of attachments; and a telehandler with a lift height of 16 ft. 7 in. and operating capacity of 4,100 lbs.
The TH522 includes the Vertical Loading System (VLS), which allows the operator to choose between bucket mode and fork mode. In bucket mode, the boom automatically retracts when the operator lowers in order to keep the load as close to the front axle as possible to minimize tipping situations. In fork mode, the boom extends and retracts automatically when the operator raises the arm in order to keep the load in a vertical plane. By operating similar to a forklift, the operator does not have to adjust the boom while loading. In addition, a digital display monitors the load and both visually and audibly alerts the operator that the machine is at risk of tipping.
- 60-hp Perkins Tier 4 Final turbocharged engine
- Standard top travel speed of 19 mph and auxiliary hydraulic flow of 18 gpm
- Robust boom designed to handle the rigors of digging applications
- Standard universal attachment plate and faster quick-connect hydraulic connection block
- Spacious cab system with an automotive-style HVAC system, ergonomically designed, wheel loader-style joystick to control all boom lift/lower, boom telescope/retract, roll/tilt function, differential lock and third-circuit auxiliary hydraulic controls