There's always room at the event for another little 'un, although the Taurus 700 punches well for its weight. Manufactured by IMER, the new machine comes in four variants - CLM will be showcasing the Honda GX270 petrol engine-powered 700 CB-88, which comes with a mounted 0.33m3 skip and a self-loading shovel. We suppose that demand will dictate whether other versions become available in the UK.
The machine CLM is bringing along is a bit of a performer, wtih an unladen weight of 560kg, capably hefting 700kg as fast as 2.3km/h and able to climb slopes up to 20% fully loaded.
The Honda engine generates 6.3kW at 3600 rpm, and there's a 12V/60Ah battery on board. Hydraulic PTO is 14l/min and the engine and controls are both dampened to reduce noise and transmitted vibrations. The new machine has a foldable platform and is just 1824mm long (shovel up), but the Taurus 700's party trick is its extendable undercarriage, ranging from 760mm - i.e. just narrow enough to pass through a standard doorway - widening to 1060mm for additional stability. For our money, it's a fine looking bit of machinery too!
Meet the CLM team and see the new Taurus 700 on Stand D40 at the the Executive Hire Show - which takes place February 14/15 at the CBS Arena, Coventry CV6 6GE.