The 9580T is Weidemann’s top-of-the-range telescopic wheeled loader. It’s the articulated counterpart to its four-wheel-steer Kramer sibling, which we’ve tested in a previous magazine.

The 5480T is far from the compact yard loader you’d normally associate with the Weidemann moniker. With about 4,750daN of lift and reaching almost 5.50m, it is up at the other end of the scale of farm loaders for moving material and even clamp work, as we discovered over our time with the test machine.

Two and half years ago, we took a close look at the all-wheel-steer Kramer KL55.8T (see the group test in the 12/2019 and 1/2020 issues of profi), which is built in the same factory and shares many components with the tested Weidemann 9580T. The biggest difference is the pivot-steer chassis.

In the Weidemann range, the 9580T and its wheel loader brother, the 9080, are the only machines with a non-oscillating chassis. On these two loaders, the back axle can pivot up and down 12°. On the firm’s smaller machines this oscillating movement is done at the articulated pivot.

Strong arm

At the heart of the 9580T is the central telescopic boom, which can lift 1.20m higher than the fixed arm 9080
loading shovel. This gives the machine, with the 3.5m³ bucket, a dump height of 4.25m, enough to fill a
high-sided diet feeder or trailer.

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