French agricultural equipment purchasing centre Camacuma has started taking delivery of 130 3.8 tonne/seven metre Bobcat TL38.70HF telehandlers - the manufacturer's single largest order for telehandlers to date.
Manufactured at Bobcat’s production facility in Pontchâteau, France, the TL38.70HF can handle 3,500kg at its maximum height of 6.89 metres and 1,500kg at its maximum forward reach of four metres. It has an overall width of 2.3 metres, a stowed height of 2.47 metres and a length of 4.87 metres to the front carriage. Power comes from a Bobcat D34 diesel. Delivery of the first batch of telehandlers took place in February with the remaining units scheduled in batches through until the of June.
Roy Haaker, Bobcat vice president sales & marketing, said: “We have ticked all the boxes to meet Camacuma's expectations. The proven and recognised quality of our telehandlers is our biggest asset. Our strong dealer network in France allows us to provide a local service and ensure continuity of service when needed. Finally, because our machines are 'Made in France', supported by a French team, we had all the arguments to win the deal.”
Camacuma president Yves-Mary Houdmon, added: “We chose Bobcat telehandlers for their performance, comfort and reliability. These machines meet strict Camacuma requirements to provide solid and robust machines for long term rental to Cuma members. We provide the equipment and guarantee its operation. The warranty and aftersales service for the machines will be provided by the local Bobcat dealers. The real peace of mind for us is the commitment from Bobcat to respond within 48 hours. This is a new service for Cumas and we are delighted to inaugurate it with Bobcat.”
Camacuma was established to carry out group purchasing of agricultural equipment in France in order to offer more than 200,000 member farmers long term rental packages at a reduced cost.