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The popularity of this type of machine has grown over the last few years, driven by demand for a versatile machine that can do many tasks but without the size constraints of larger machines.
Steve Jacks, managing director of Jacks Machinery, says the Multi-one range has features that should appeal to NZ users.
The range will include the series 4 machine of 20hp, offering 1020kg lift capacity and a 2.75m lift height, through twelve different models to a series 10 machine (2700kg and 3.21m) statistics.
Special sizes or specifications can be supplied on indent.
Alongside the base machines, the versatility of the concept is expanded with the availability of up 170 different attachments to service a wide range of industries besides agriculture.
Those attachments include grabs, buckets, bag lifters and scrapers for agriculture; equestrian users might make use of levellers, mowers, sweepers or vacuum devices.
With the manoeuvrability of a skid-steer unit and the ability of a small digger, the units offer advantages of greater lift capacity, greater lift height and precise load placement from the telescopic boom and pivoting chassis layout, without ground damage in sensitive areas.
Interestingly, the configuration of machines sees central articulation; that is nothing new but, dependent on model, the operator station can be on the front or rear. The front mounted station should suit operators looking for better load visibility.
All machines have hydraulically activated implement locking systems, and Jacks machinery also offers a quick-attach adapter plate to use an existing euro-hitch or Bobcat attachments.