First Kramer 8095t loader delivered to a Derbyshire pig farmer

First generation pig farmers Greg and Sharon Nicklin of Marsh Hollow Farm near Ashbourne in Derbyshire have recently taken delivery of the very first Kramer 8095T teleboom wheeled loader in the UK.

Supplied by local dealer ICP Handling of Stoke-on-Trent, the new model is Mr. Nicklin’s third German-built Kramer machine since becoming involved with pig husbandry in 2007 and he says he had no hesitation in choosing Kramer once again as the farm’s principal tool.

Since moving to the current site in 2011, the Nicklins have established a four shed Gilt grow out unit in conjunction with British Quality Pigs (BQP) where up to 1900 animals can be housed in straw bedded, high welfare, solid floor pens.

When Mr. Nicklin decided to change his 680T Kramer loader, the big attraction of the new 8095T model was the ability to enter and exit the cab from either side of the machine > a vital requirement when scraping muck

and placing straw in the narrow passageways running the length of each shed. He also likes the power of the new 75 kW (100 hp) engine coupled to the optional 40 kph Ecospeed transmission that enables the machine to climb hills with ease when travelling to local farms to load straw bales onto his tractor/trailer unit in exchange for pig muck.

“I find the steering and the new Powerflow high performance hydraulics very smooth in operation,” said Mr. Nicklin, “which makes it very easy to manoeuver the machine and use attachments with great precision.”

Kramer’s new premium 8 Series models, formerly the 80 Series, comprises seven models with bucket capacities from 0.75 to 1.15 cu m with all but the 8075 powered by Deutz engines with DOC exhaust after-treatment.

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