Two new telehandler for agriculture: KT144 & KT3610
The telehandler range by Kramer-Werke GmbH is growing by two models, therefore including 13 models with stacking heights between 4.3 metres and 9.50 metres. Both of the new models, KT144 a compact telescopic and KT3610 an all-rounder with 9.50 metre stacking height, have been designed with maximum sturdiness and versatility, as usual.
KT144 – the powerful compact genius
New now! The ultra-compact KT144 telehandler. With its dimensions - a height of less than 2 metres and a width of around 1.60 metres - and its operating weight of approximately 3000 kilogrammes, the KT144 is the smallest model in the Kramer telehandler portfolio. Nevertheless, it has an astonishing power rating: The pallet fork has a stacking payload of 1450 kilogrammes and a lift height of around 4.50 metres.
Even when handling heavy loads (e.g. silage bales) there is a sufficient reserve to work with a great transmission range. The Kramer tried-and-tested quickhitch system with mechanical locking is fitted as standard to this vehicle. Hydraulic locking is also available as an option, as are various common quickhitch systems, including the Euro quickhitch. For the operation of attachments with additional hydraulic functions, such as a silage bucket, the 3rd control circuit is factory fitted. Additionally, the machine is available with two engines. The basic is a 19 kilowatt or 25 hp Yanmar engine. This complies with the exhaust emission stage V, without further emission treatment, which makes it an affordable entry-level option for most applications.
The power of the work hydraulics is a maximum of 36.4 litres per minute. For applications with a high power requirement, a 33 kilowatt or 45 hp Yanmar engine is available as an option, with exhaust after-treatment using a combination of catalytic converter and particulate filter. The hydraulic power is a maximum of 42 litres per minute, ensuring faster load cycles and better vehicle performance.
An enhanced range of options is also available for the more powerful engine, including the top speed of 30 km/h and powerflow performance hydraulics of up to 70 litres per minute. Despite the vehicle’s compact dimensions, it offers a spacious and comfortable cabin. Ergonomically-positioned grab handles, together with the low entry height of just 40 centimetres make it easy to enter and exit the vehicle. The operator's seat and the steering wheel can be individually adjusted to suit the operator.
The panoramic glazed areas and narrow cabin struts ensure optimal visibility. For working in the dark, various lighting packages transform night into day. The characteristic Kramer operating concept, with divided function groups and colour-coded switches, is also a feature of the KT144, as is the joystick with travel direction selection, telescopic extension arm and optional operation of the 3rd control circuit.
The KT144 also comes with an electronic parking brake with hill-hold function as standard. This means that as soon as the machine stops, the parking brake is engaged automatically. A touch of the drive pedal automatically disengages the brake, meaning that e.g. the machine does not need to be held with the foot brake when inactive on a slope. Alongside the all wheel steering, both front wheel and crab steering are optionally available. If necessary, the machine can be fitted with low-speed control and hand throttle, as well as up to four different operating modes. This complete package makes the KT144 compact telehandler ideal as a machine for both on the farm and in buildings.
KT3610 – with compact dimensions above and beyond
With the KT3610, Kramer reaches new lift heights and transmission ranges with its new dimensions, in doing so the 3-piece boom ensures maximum compactness. The vehicle has just one length (without bucket) of 5.03 metres and is 2.28 metres wide. As a result, the vehicle belongs to the “perfect all-rounder” class for its diverse application in the Kramer telehandler portfolio, to which the KT407 success model also belongs. With an operating weight of 8,200 kilogrammes (depending on options) and its compact dimensions, the KT3610 achieves a maximum stacking height of 9.50 metres and a maximum payload of 3,600 kilogrammes. To ideally adjust the machine to individual application ratios, there are also two cabin options available for the KT3610.
The vehicle with the standard cabin is ideally suited to low stables and passageways. With its standard 24 inch tyres, the vehicle has a total height of just 2.31 metres, which presents a special feature in this size class. If the maximum vehicle height is not a limiting factor, there is an option available for an 18 centimetre raised cab for optimal all-round visibility, particularly to the right hand side.
Even the KT3610 is equipped with the familiar features: Smart Handling, intelligent overload protection, automatic bucket return and the telematics solutions - EquipCare. Additionally, as with the KT407, you can fall back on the same range of options. Overall, the new model is impressive with its sturdiness and reliability, coupled with a plus-point in terms of lift height and transmission range. Above all, this is an advantageous combination when handling bales - high lift heights in restricted space are required.