Arrivez Dieci

There are no prizes for guessing the stock response on first introduction to the Dieci telehandler. Yup. Spot on. It’s all about that dirty great silver exhaust stack. “What the hell’s that big old dustbin doing stuck on the side?” Or something of that ilk.

More of an ‘arrival’ than a ‘departure’, Dieci’s early 2019 product refresh could almost be described as a new dawn — a second coming for the Italian handler manufacturer, which, until now, has largely been seen as a lower division player on the UK market, behind the likes of JCB, Manitou and Merlo. So, how does Dieci’s updated mass-market model, the Agri Plus 42.7 VS Evo 2 GD, fare against the competition?