Baumann, the world’s largest sideloader manufacturer, has appointed MacFarlands Industrial, as official distributors in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island.

Established in 1963, MacFarlands is the leading equipment rentals, sales, service and safety training business for Atlantic Canada, with premises in Dartmouth, just 10 minutes outside Halifax and Moncton, New Brunswick.

The ability to carry long loads on a deck, on uneven ground and over greater distances, is leading to a growing number of inquiries from Canadian timber, metals and extrusions businesses.

President of Baumann Canada, Gary Chapman, believes the business is ideally suited to delivering expert support to a growing number of sideloader users. Said Gary: “We are delighted to be bringing the MacFarlands team on board. Baumann is a trusted manufacturer globally, but we are a relative newcomer to Canada. MacFarlands has the experience and understanding to deliver excellent support. We value long-term partnerships and believe our customers are best served by committed distributors that understand the products and mechanics well.”

For more than 50 years, MacFarlands reputation has been built on integrity, relationships and service, with customers seen as partners and exceeding customer expectations the business ethos. Three distinct divisions, MacFarlands Industrial, MacFarlands Material Handling and MacFarlands Truck and Utility offer equipment from leading brands including Doosan, Wacker Neuson, Genie and Versalift, amongst many overs.

President of MacFarlands Industrial, Fred Hnatiw, says the Baumann dealership fits in well with the company’s long-term mission. Said Fred: “We are very excited to be able to offer the Baumann range to our customers. For us, equipment is only part of the story, but offering world-class products is in our DNA. Integrity, hard work and the way we care for our people, customers and partners is crucial for growth and maintaining our reputation as a well-respected operation. The Baumann emphasis on support, reliability, product innovation and long-term relationships give us a great foundation from which to build.”

Safety and efficiency are key factors for users, keeping loads secure and eliminating dangerous situations from arising, such as when forklift operators travel with forks raised. With some customers around the world choosing Baumann products for over 40 years, the company places great store by its product quality and reliability, and continues to innovate and develop its range for overseas markets.

Baumann has been at the forefront of developing 120 volt AC electric powered sideloaders, offering very low maintenance and operating costs, together with a load-levelling system that enables the machine deck, load bed and forks to remain perfectly level at all times, even on rough terrain or slopes.

The company designed the world’s largest sideloader, the 110,000lbs (50 tonnes) capacity GXS500 in 2019 and also won the Fork Lift Truck Association award for Innovation, for its Archimedes screw outreach system, one of the most significant developments in sideloader design in 40 years.

The 2021 Baumann ELX Series features 150mm of outreach beyond the truck chassis, meaning operators will have more visibility and space to reach out to loads and customers can potentially choose a narrower bed machine for additional storage, without sacrificing lifting capacity. The range also features greater sensitivity and consistent control, and the maximum working speeds – results never before reached.

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