2013-03-27 xml
Weidemann Cleans Up at Auction Centre

Weidemann compact loader proves ideal for cleaning work at a new auction centre in Cumbria.

A Weidemann 1240 CX35LP compact wheeled loader has been chosen by North West Auctions to carry out the regular cleaning of all animal pens and passageways at its recently completed auction centre near Kendal in Cumbria.

Weidemann 1240 CX35LP compact wheeled loader

Weidemann 1240 CX35LP

The purpose-built facility replaces an old unit that was inconveniently located in Kendal town centre and great care has been taken to ensure the highest possible levels of animal welfare. The centre will in the future have the capacity to sell up to 1000 cattle and 10,000 sheep per day and this level of animal traffic demanded an highly efficient method of cleaning-up after each sale.

Following trials by a couple of different machines, the decision was taken to order the little Weidemann loader from local dealer Bryan Hoggarth, complete with a Slewtic hydraulically powered brush/bucket attachment. This pairing is now making light work of the cleaning operation, thanks to the Weidemann’s 970 mm overall width and articulated chassis which enables it to negotiate the many 90 degree turns around the pens with ease.

Commenting on the machine, NWA’s managing director Adam Day said: “We chose the Weidemann mainly for its compact size and fantastic manoeuvrability plus the close proximity of the supplying dealer was an added bonus.”

Powered by a Perkins 4-cylinder diesel developing 24.4 kW (32.7 hp), the 1240 CX35LP features hydrostatic 4-wheel drive and offers low running costs thanks to its fuel-efficient engine, easy serviceability and minimal tyre wear. Also, being the low profile version of the machine with a height to the top of the canopy of just 1.8 m, it has an extra low centre of gravity which provides excellent stability during use.



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