Top 5 Most Surprising Merlo Features
Merlo’s telehandlers are built using extensive investments into research and development, top-of-the-line technology and decades of manufacturing experience to create a machine that offers incredible capabilities while being easy to operate.
But while these telehandlers are straightforward, here are 5 Merlo machine features that may surprise you!
1. Remote Control
With Merlo’s remote control, operators can safely work their telehandlers from a distance without sacrificing precision or control. This means that the operator can even control their telehandlers from their baskets while elevated.
Merlo’s patented side-shift feature offers a robust advantage without affecting its lifting capabilities. With the ability to shift the mast 1.5 feet in either direction, you’re able to efficiently manoeuvre your Merlo to fit into tight spaces or to readjust the mast. The side shift is active with all Merlo attachments. Without the need to reposition the machine, the side shift offers economic benefits by saving you time and increasing productivity.
3. Extra Large Cabin
With the largest cabin in the telehandler industry, Merlo made sure that operators will always be able to work in total comfort. Air conditioning, 8 vents, 360-degree visibility and cabin suspensions all ensure that operators’ focus is on what’s happening outside the cabin. Merlo’s cabin is available on the Roto S Plus models and can tilt back up to 20 degrees to help you keep sight of your lifting load no matter how high you take it. By increasing your visibility, the cab also increases your safety.
4. Right-side engine
Merlo invented the right-side engine back in 1981. Back then, it was seen as a risky move, but today the right-side engine is regarded as one of the most appealing features of Merlo telehandlers. Its positioning is yet another stabilizing aspect of the perfectly calibrated chassis and also allow easier access to the engine for maintenance. With the help of a hydrostatic transmission, Merlo engines can offer up to 170 HP and hit speeds of up to 40 km/h.
Merlo’s chassis are perfectly balanced thanks to the “Ring of Steel,” a steel belt that protects the chassis and its components, Because of this, Merlo telehandlers don’t require any counterweight. This means better stability, no pitching during movements and increased durability for the chassis and tires. The cabin also allows a 360-degree visibility. It is compact, yet very robust, with all components properly protected.
These 5 surprising Merlo features will help you become more efficient and help optimize your operations!
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(“Top 5 Most Surprising Merlo Features” was used 1/22/21 from “https://www.manulift.ca/en/top-5-most-surprising-merlo-features/”)