A new top-of-the-range machine – the MF TH.8043 – extends Massey Ferguson’s renowned line-up of telehandlers to six models.
Unveiled at France’s Innovagri Show, the MF TH.8043 delivers new solutions for the most demanding needs in materials handling across agricultural and industrial applications.
“This additional model represents another important step for Massey Ferguson in this key segment,” says Francesco Quaranta, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Massey Ferguson, Europe and Middle East (EME). “The introduction of the new MF TH.8043 is part of our ongoing focus to provide a straightforward and valuable full-line of products and services to our customers and business partners.”
“The new model delivers superior performance for the most demanding mixed, arable and dairy farming businesses, as well as contractors looking for higher capacity machines designed around their needs. You have to try it to believe it!” he adds.
Key highlights of the 130hp MF TH.8043 include maximum lift height of 7.5m and maximum lift capacity of 4.3 tons (13 % more compared to the MF TH.7038). The new 3500 L bucket boasts the largest capacity available on the market. A brand-new boom design offers superior working angles and capacities, as well as featuring automatic boom suspension management. The high-performance Load Sensing hydraulic system delivers up to 190 l/min across all functions through an optimised design. Outstanding accuracy and driving comfort is assured by the hydrostatic transmission featuring an intuitive system to ease operation. Best-in-class visibility and comfort comes from a unique cab design which provides a 360° view for the operator and reduced noise levels.
Extensive engineering work has been carried out by the R&D department to enable this new machine to reach higher working capacities, while keeping the much appreciated compact dimensions of its little brother, the MF TH.7038.
The overall length remains at under 5 metres and the total width does not exceed 2.36 metres (460/70 R24 tyres). This, together with the unchanged 2870mm long wheelbase combine to produce agility, stability and superior working capacities.
Lift capacity in the most common trailer loading conditions (4 metres of lift height and 2 metres of boom extension) is now an outstanding 4300kg. This significant increase of +700kg compared to the MF TH.7038 brings new levels of productivity. The capacity at maximum boom extension has also been enhanced to 1600kg. The MF TH.8043 is therefore capable of lifting heavy materials even when the implement is further away from the machine.
The boom is not only 50 cm longer to provide greater lift height but it also benefits from a brand-new headstock design. The innovative Z-shape design provides an uncompromised combination of increased working capacities and complete integration of the system. This new Z-shape headstock provides greater working angles with an increase of 13° on the dumping angle (49° in total) and an increase of 17° on the total headstock range of movement (159°).
Being fully integrated, the new system does not impact on working capacities or visibility (for example, no interference when loading bales). At the same time, it enhances durability.