LIT­TLE lifter

The Dieci Mini Agri tele­han­dler from AWD Group might be small but it’s per­fect for gen­eral agri­cul­ture, fruit and veg­etable op­er­a­tions and vine­yards

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Dieci’s Mini Agri is a ma­noeu­vrable, pre­cise and pow­er­ful tele­han­dler made for the farm.

De­signed and man­u­fac­tured in the same re­gion of Italy as Du­cati, Fer­rari and Maserati, the Mini Agri is ca­pa­ble of lift­ing

2.5 tonnes to a height of 6m.

Its max­i­mum hor­i­zon­tal out­reach is 3.3m.

Aus­tralian dis­trib­u­tor AWD Group says the 2.5-tonne ma­te­rial han­dler is per­fect for gen­eral agri­cul­ture, fruit and veg­etable op­er­a­tions and vine­yards.

The com­bi­na­tion of a eco-friendly Kub­ota V3307-DI-T-E3B Tier 4i/Stage III A diesel en­gine ca­pa­ble of pump­ing out 55.4kW (74.3hp) and a hy­dro­static trans­mis­sion with vari­able fuel pump and au­to­matic vari­a­tion de­liv­ers a high level of per­for­mance while keep­ing fuel con­sump­tion and emis­sions low, the com­pany says.

The en­gine – a com­mon-rail turbo-diesel with af­ter­cooler – is equipped with in­tu­itive fil­ter re­gen­er­a­tion man­age­ment to re­duce ex­haust emis­sions

“The high-per­for­mance trans­mis­sion en­sures that the right speed-to-power ra­tio is al­ways avail­able, what­ever the op­er­at­ing con­di­tions,” AWD says.

“Equipped with a sin­gle-speed gear­box, it ac­cel­er­ates smoothly and pro­gres­sively to 30km/h for fluid ma­noeu­vres ex­e­cuted with mil­li­met­ric pre­ci­sion.

“The com­bined use of the elec­tronic throt­tle and inch­ing pedal al­lows the ve­hi­cle to be driven at slow, con­trolled speeds, even with the boom at max­i­mum reach.”

The Mini Agri has a high-ef­fi­ciency steer­ing sys­tem de­signed to make steer­ing feel light and re­spon­sive even un­der high load con­di­tions.

On the safety side, the boom’s cen­tral po­si­tion elim­i­nates the dan­ger of un­con­trolled move­ment, while a mo­ment lim­iter analy­ses real-time ve­hi­cle sta­bil­ity and in­hibits dan­ger­ous move­ments when pre-set safety lim­its are reached.

A Dieci-patented com­pen­sa­tion cylin­der in the lift­ing ram en­sures that the load on the boom is bal­anced at all times, while an op­tional Dieci-de­signed boom air sus­pen­sion sys­tem re­duces os­cil­la­tion when trav­el­ling over rough ter­rain.

Adding to these safety fea­tures are a 4-in-1 joy­stick with ca­pac­i­tive hand sens­ing and an op­er­a­tor pres­ence sen­sor in the seat, both of which help to pre­vent the risk of ac­ci­den­tal op­er­a­tion of the tele­han­dler.

Form­ing the foun­da­tion of the Dieci Mini Agri is a solid frame with welds made by ro­bots for im­proved rigid­ity.

The high-ca­pac­ity hy­draulic sys­tem pro­vides a flow rate of 80L/ min, which Dieci states “helps speed up ma­noeu­vres, re­duc­ing op­er­at­ing times by up to 15 per cent”.

A ‘quick de­pres­suris­ing’ sys­tem for the hy­draulic ser­vice cou­plers makes the con­nec­tion of im­ple­ments eas­ier.

In the sealed ROPS/FOPS cab, ev­ery­thing has been de­signed to make life eas­ier for the op­er­a­tor, in­clud­ing a sim­ple and in­tu­itive con­trol lay­out and an on-board com­puter with a clear, real-time in­for­ma­tion dis­play.

The joy­stick men­tioned above in­cludes an in­te­grated travel di­rec­tion con­trol which al­lows rapid shut­tling be­tween for­ward and re­verse. A com­pen­sated flow-shar­ing con­trol valve al­lows si­mul­ta­ne­ous op­er­a­tion of all move­ments.

In­stru­ments and indi­ca­tors in­clude a tachome­ter, wa­ter tem­per­a­ture gauge, fuel level gauge, en­gine oil and wa­ter tem­per­a­ture indi­ca­tor, speedome­ter, hour me­ter and clock.

A wide mesh safety grille and high driv­ing po­si­tion pro­vide ex­cel­lent 360-de­gree vis­i­bil­ity. A nice touch is a wind­screen wiper that also cleans the glass at the top of the cab.

Other fea­tures in­clude sound­proof­ing, a height-ad­justable steer­ing wheel, stor­age com­part­ments, and air-con­di­tion­ing with six out­let vents.

The Dieci Mini Agri has been ap­proved for use with a man bas­ket with­out out­rig­gers or foam-filled tyres.

The tele­han­dler is one of a range of Dieci agri­cul­ture-spec tele­han­dlers dis­trib­uted by AWD Group. Other mod­els in­clude the Poul­try Pick-Up, Agri Farmer, Poul­try Pro, Pig­gery Pro, Agri Max, Cot­ton Pro, Agri Plus, Aqua Plus and Hay­mas­ter.

AWD Group also dis­trib­utes the Li­uGong Con­struc­tion Equip­ment range of skid-steer load­ers, wheel load­ers, ex­ca­va­tors and fork­lifts.

The Mini Agri has a high-ef­fi­ciency steer­ing sys­tem de­signed to make steer­ing feel light and re­spon­sive even un­der high load con­di­tions

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