With expertise in loader attachments, farm equipment and off-highway vehicles, Northern Irish-based company, the Blaney Group, has unveiled two new loading machine concepts.
Coming under its newly formed Blaney Mortor Company brand, the two concept machines have been specifically designed with compact proportions in-mind, suitable for tight spaces where space it a premium, says the manufacturer.
Getting their debut at the recent Balmoral Show in Northern Ireland, the machines comprise one pivot steer wheeled loader and one telescopic handler. Both weigh under 3.5 tonnes and are small enough to be transported from site to site on a small trailer, says the manufacturer.
Alison Duncan, Blaney Group dealer development manager says; “We have identified a number of requirements from operators in the construction, agricultural, landscaping, and plant hire industries.
These requirements centre on a range of smaller wheel loaders that are compact yet powerful. The machines we wish to develop will have specific focus on the under two tonnes lift capacity.”
Of the two machines on the stand, the TH1 15-48 telehandler features a lift capacity of 1.5t and a reach of 4.8m. It is powered by a 50hp engine and uses a hydrostatic transmission with a four wheel drive lockable differential.
The second concept is the L1 10-27 wheeled loader with a lifting capacity of one tonne and a reach of 2.7m. Its engine is rated to 40hp and the unit has a hydrostatic transmission with four wheel drive and a limited slip differential.
Over the next few months the Blaney Motor team says it wants to refine the concepts before a full launch, and is keen to discuss the machines with end users to further tailor the loaders. The company will also be looking to develop a network of dealers to represent the brand and a growing range of vehicles in the near future.