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New Holland: New generation of LM Series telehandlers

Published on 21 October 2014
New Holland telehandler

New Holland’s new generation of LM Series telehandlers has been completely redesigned to deliver improved performance together with premium operator comfort.

“Telehandler demands for livestock and hay producers vary,” says Michael Cornman, dairy and livestock marketing segment leader. “Some producers require a telehandler with the reach to pick up, transport and stack large bales, while others need a compact machine for daily use for livestock duties. With New Holland’s new LM Series, there are five telehandler models to suit producers’ specific needs.”

Two large-frame standard configuration models
The company’s two LM Series large-frame, standard-configuration models – the LM6.32 and LM9.35 – are designed for applications including material handling, yard work and stacking large bales. These telehandlers are the ideal choice for broad-acre, mixed farm and contract applications.

The LM6.32 and LM9.35 have maximum capacities of 7,054 and 7,716 pounds, and maximum lift heights of 20.6 and 29.8 feet respectively.

Powered by Tier 4A 4.5-liter NEF engines, with a maximum power output of 121 horsepower, these telehandlers feature a full powershift 4F/3R (four-forward and three-reverse speed) transmission with clutch-free changes between each gear. Gear selection is on the joystick, while a column-mounted power shuttle lever allows convenient direction changes. A 31.7-gpm hydraulic gear pump and a three-mode steering system add to the high level of performance offered. Transport speed is 25 mph.

LM7.42 Elite large-frame model offers auto features
The LM7.42 Elite large-frame model has a maximum capacity of 9,259 pounds, and maximum lift height of 22.9 feet.

The large-frame model features a powershift 6F/3R transmission with the ability to select auto mode. Effective in speeds four, five and six, auto mode selects the most appropriate gear in relation to engine and forward speed and is well suited for transport duties. Gear and direction changes are made using the buttons on the armrest-mounted joystick.

Three steering modes
Four-wheel steering mode provides the large-frame telehandlers with a turning radius of just 12.8 feet, tight enough to maneuver around many obstacles. Crabsteer mode creates the ability to move a load into or out of an area in a diagonal direction. Four-wheel steering is great for general use and transport applications, allowing the telehandler to be operated just like a standard tractor. The LM7.42 Elite also features auto wheel alignment when switching between all-wheel, crab and front steering.

Operator comfort
The all-new 360 Vision Cab offers space and comfort with excellent all-around visibility and an unparalleled view of the front of the forks when fully lowered. Not only does the extra visibility boost loader work productivity, but it also speeds up attachment changeovers.

Easy maintenance
The series features a unique under-hood configuration that makes carrying out daily maintenance even simpler and tool-free. The hood opens wide, and all service points can be reached from ground level.

To learn more about the telehandler models, go to the New Holland website.  FG

—From New Holland news release