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A professional for England´s Gardens

Landform Consultants of Chobham in Surrey has recently purchased a Wacker Neuson TH522 Compact Telehandler for tackling a wide variety of handling tasks wherever site space and access is at a premium.

Telehandlers used for gardening and landscaping have to meet high specifications with regards to noise and exhaust emissions. In addition a compact dimension is of advantage because they often move in limited spaces. Telehandlers from Wacker Neuson are able to satisfy these requirements. 

Founded in 2003, Landform has grown to become an award winning company creating high quality gardens and landscapes throughout the United Kingdom. Commenting on the choice of the TH522, Landform´s Managing Director Mark Gregory said: “We first came across the Wacker Neuson product at an exhibition where we saw immediately that the compact dimension of its small telehandler would be perfect for working on many of our sites where tight access or limited spaces can often be a problem.” With a lifting height of over 5 metres combined with a maximum payload of 2.2 tonnes and width of just 1808mm you can see why the TH522 is suited to this type of application. The Wacker Neuson range of telehandlers can be adapted for numerous applications due to the high number of attachments that can be fitted making it a true multi-purpose tool carrier.

The first outing for the new telehandler was to the site of the world famous Chelsea Flower Show, held annually in the grounds of Chelsea Royal Hospital in London. During the build stage for this show a very large number of machines of all sizes are at work building the numerous stands and where the compact dimensions of the new Wacker Neuson machine proved to be real bonus.

Vertical Lift System (VLS): Safety for the operator and machine

The vertical lift system is a major breakthrough in telehandler design which increases operator safety, efficiency and productivity. When raising or lowering the telescopic arm the boom automatically extends or retracts keeping the load closer to the body of the machine which increases stability and makes the whole process much safer. Like all the telehandlers from Wacker Neuson the TH522 has the VLS system. All models were awarded the Wacker Neuson ECO seal for more productivity and efficiency for this intelligent assistance system.

Another bonus point of the TH522 is its water cooled engine. It is powered by a Perkins diesel engine developing 36.3 kW (49 hp) and drives all four wheels via an hydrostatic transmission for maximum traction when working in difficult ground conditions. For Mark Gregory the engine of the telehandler was a reason for his purchases. “We also particularly liked the low emission engine which is very important to us as we often working in sensitive areas including London´s Royal Parks.”