Case IH has upgraded the 120hp 4-speed powershift models in its Farmlift range of telescopic loaders, with a focus on boosting both hydraulic and pulling performance.
The enhanced specifications apply to the 632 (maximum lift height of 6.1m and maximum lift capacity of 3.2t), 735 (7.0m and 3.5t) and 935 (9.1m and 3.5t) models – with the 4F/3R powershift transmission.
The three machines now benefit from a "more efficient" torque converter design, that allows greater use to be made of the engine's muscle and increases available pulling power. A new lower-geared crown wheel and pinion design has been incorporated into both the front and rear axles on the revised models, to improve power transfer to the wheels and to help improve acceleration speeds.
The new specification is claimed to improve pulling power by as much as 30% – in specific applications.
Muck, silage and grain work
The upgrade is aimed particularly at improving performance in operations involving climbing and pushing, such as muck, silage and grain work.
The Farmlift 632, 735 and 935 models also feature a new closed-centre, load-sensing hydraulic pump. With oil pumped only on demand, power wastage is reduced and hydraulic performance has reportedly improved. Maximum flow-rate is 140L/min – for faster response times and quicker cycling during repetitive operations.
Meanwhile, the Farmlift 735 model benefits from a further upgrade, with the hydraulic ram on the headstock having been redesigned to improve crowd and dump angles – to make it easier to properly fill and empty a bucket.
Case IH's Farmlift telescopic handlers were first launched four years ago, at the 2013 Agritechnica show in Germany. The line-up comprised six models – from the Farmlift 525, designed especially for use in low buildings and livestock houses, to the biggest Farmlift 935, which is aimed at heavier-duty work.
Over 2,900 exhibitors are expected to attend the next Agritechnica agricultural machinery and equipment exhibition in Germany later this year.
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It is scheduled to take place in Hanover from November 12 to November 18, 2017; it is the world’s largest trade fair for agricultural machinery and equipment.