2.5t telehandlers compared, Part 1: Compact farmhands

6.0m lift height, 2.5t lift capacity. Compact dimensions. Three qualities that make the Faresin, JCB, Kramer, Manitou and Merlo handlers we compare here ideal candidates for those seeking a smaller telescopic

by Lucas Colsman

Lifting 2.5t to a height of 6.0m with a tractor front loader is a challenge, more so if you expect the combination to fit through a 2.0m x 2.0m barn door. It is here where the following compact telehandlers come into their own: