With the new models 4080 and 5080, the Hoftrac, wheel loader and telescopic loader specialist Weidemann presented two new wheel loaders at Agritechnica 2013, which are offered as an alternative with an oscillating suspension unit (4080 and 5080) or as a telescopic loader with telescopic arm (4080 T and 5080 T). The new loaders replace the successful models 4070CX and 4270CXT and were primarily designed for larger agricultural operations with corresponding turnover volumes of square bales, grain and bulk materials as well as for farms with biogas plants. A major reason for the introduction of the new models is the guidelines of the European exhaust emission standard level IIIB, which also prescribe drastically reduced exhaust values for wheel loaders in agriculture. The engines of the new machines are adapted to this.
New entry model T4108 and T5522
Weidemann also presented two new telescopic loaders at Agritechnica. The company is now offering its customers a practice-oriented, stepped series with four different machine types. With its compact design, the model T4108 is the new entry model in the telescopic loader product range. With these dimensions, it is likely the most compact telescopic loader on the market. The second new product, the significantly larger telescopic loader T5522 with 4.2 tonnes, closes the gap between the previous entry model T4512 and the strong T6025.
With the eHoftrac, Weidemann presented the prototype of the first fully-electric Hoftrac at Agritechnica. The machine was developed based on a classic Weidemann Hoftrac type 1160. This means that the eHoftrac, like all other loaders in this class, can also work with all attachments from the Weidemann product range. The same stability and tipping load as the 1160 standard machine can be achieved thanks to the smart placement of the 400 kg battery. Depending on the application profile, one charge of the replaceable lead battery with 48V of battery voltage and 240 Ah energy content suffices for two to four working hours. The charging time is specified with six to eight hours.