In daily use, agricultural equipment is often exposed to unfavourable environmental conditions; uneven terrain, dirt, moisture and chemicals are an everyday occurrence. This combination places enormous demands on the components installed within the machine. With iglidur plain bearings from igus, the company Thaler saves costs and time in the construction of their farm loaders - starting from production.
For Thaler GmbH & Co KG, based in Polling in Upper Bavaria, self-employment began in 1997 with a smithery. When there was no suitable equipment on the market, Manfred Thaler, CEO and trained mechanical engineer, simply built his own farm loader. Demand grew rapidly and today the company produces up to 500 farm loaders per year, of which about 45 percent are exported abroad. From simple articulated loaders to telescopic loaders and lifting loaders, they provide the agricultural industry with useful equipment. The portfolio currently comprises around 25 vehicles, divided into four product lines. In addition to agriculture, the machines are also occasionally used in forestry and the construction industry. In daily use the farm loaders are often exposed to rough and fluctuating weather and environmental conditions.