A UNIQUE lifting cab is the outstanding feature of the new Fendt Cargo T955 telehandler, which marks its first move into this sector.

This has a load capacity of 5.5 tonnes and a lifting height of 8.5m and is built by Sennebogen Maschinenfabrik, a company best known for building large industrial machinery, but has more than 15 years of experience with telehandlers for industrial use.

This is where the idea of the lifting cab came from. This can be raised to a viewing height of 4.25m and Fendt reckoned that just lifting the cab by 20-30cm gives operators a much better 360° view all-round. This also gives the driver a better view of any attachment, making loading more precise. The cab is vibration dampened for added comfort.

The wheeled handler comes with various tyre options including wide field tyres, while the optional height-adjustable hitch and pneumatics adds to its versatility by being able to tow a trailer.

Power comes from a four-cylinder engine rated at 165hp and it has a top speed of 40kph.