Vehicles and plant products – February 2021

Vehicles and plant products – February 2021


Durable, powerful, compact, easy to handle, maintenance-friendly, efficient and much more – that’s the promise for the i.Comp from Kaeser Kompressoren. This versatile trades and workshop compressor is suitable for continuous operation and, thanks to its variable-speed motor, there’s no need for an air receiver. Even at cable lengths of 150 metres, it delivers constant, oil-free compressed air with a pressure of up to 11 bar.


The kind of compact design that makes them the ideal fit for confined construction sites is what Wacker Neuson is boasting for its two new tracked excavators in the 4- or 5-metric ton class. The tracked conventional tail ET42 excavator and the tracked zero-tail EZ50, benefit from high lifting and digging power, whilst four additional control circuits allow the use of a great variety of attachments. The machine is operated simply by means of a joystick, jog dial, 3.5in. display and keypad.


It’s the zero tail swing design that makes the Yanmar ViO26-6 particularly suited to the tightest spaces, while its dimensions allow easy transportation (even with accessories) on a trailer. Described by the manufacturer as powerful, durable and comfortable, a flow sharing hydraulics system ensures smooth control, while a large operator station with state-of-the-art instrumentation and ergonomic design makes the mini excavator comfortable and productive for the operator.


A major series of launches from Bobcat includes the R2-Series generation of 5-6 tonne Stage V compliant mini-excavators – the E50z, E55z and E60 models. There will also be two compact wheel loaders, (CWLs) and two small articulated loaders (SALs), as well as a move into light compaction equipment



Available in both 90 Hard Top and 110 Hard Top body designs, the new Land Rover Defender Hard Top combines a two-seat passenger compartment – with the option of a third central jump seat – and a rear load bay that provides 1,355 and 2,059 litres of load space respectively. The full-width load floor is equipped with up to six integrated lashing points, heavy-duty rubber mats and a set of lockable storage areas, with 58 litres of underfloor stowage at the rear of both the 90 and 110.



Connectivity as standard has arrived with the FordPass Connect modem now fitted across the seven core products in Ford’s commercial vehicle line-up, including Transit, Transit Custom and Ranger. It gives van users access to the likes of the Guard Mode security system, FordPass Pro, as well as integration with telematics solutions such as Ford Telematics and Data Services. Guard Mode provides real-time monitoring to alert drivers, owner operators and small fleet managers whenever there are potential security breaches within their vehicles.


Available in single-cab body style and work-oriented XL series, the Ranger chassis cab is a first for Ford’s flagship pick-up. A robust, durable and proven, heavy-duty rear leaf spring suspension, and a flat rear surface for converters to build upon, provides a versatile base for conversions up to 3,270kg gross vehicle mass. The single cab design permits a maximum conversion length behind the cab of 2,518mm, and there’s also 3,500kg maximum towing capacity.



A completely new exterior, brand new interior and significant advances in infotainment and driver assistance systems are some of the new features on the Renault Kangoo, with the range also offering a 100 per cent electric version. There’s two lengths , with volumes of 3.3m3 to 3.9m3 in the standard van and from 4.2 m3 to 4.9 m3 in the longer version.


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